Famous athletes you didn’t know are from Cape Verde

July 05, 2019 at 08:25 pm | Lifestyle

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

July 05, 2019 at 08:25 pm | Lifestyle

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Adilson Tavares Varela

Commonly known as Cabral, he is a footballer who plays for Lausanne- Sports in Switzerland. Born in Praia, Cape Verde, he moved to Switzerland at an early age. He played for Basel, winning nine honours including five Swiss Super League titles. Representing his adopted country Switzerland 30 times between the U18 and U21 level, he rejected a call-up to play for Cape Verde.

In June 2013, he signed with Sunderland on a free transfer and immediately scored his first goal against Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final of the 2013 Premier League Asia trophy.

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