In Cape Verde football is the most popular sport and one of the most loved by Cape Verdeans. Practically all Cape Verdeans are fans of some European team. With these teams as the main reference and model, it is very common to find football teams with the same name and equipment as European teams in some islands of the country. It was first introduced in the country around 1910 first on the island of St. Vincent, later moved to the island of Santiago, then Sal.
Sport Sal Rei is the best known and oldest sports club on the island of Boa Vista, founded on 28 August 1951, won the first regional championship in 1994 and the first and only national championship in 2004. It has a total of 11 regional titles, 5 cups 3 supercups and 1 opening tournament. The equipment is similar in everything to that of Sport Lisboa Benfica, by the initiative of a Portuguese citizen.