Associação Naval 1º de Maio

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Naval 1º de Maio
Associação Naval 1º de Maio logo.svg
Full name Associação Naval 1º de Maio
Nickname(s) Navalistas (Those who support Naval)
Founded 1893
Ground José Bento Pessoa,
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Ground Capacity 12,630
Chairman Aprígio Santos
Manager Álvaro Magalhães
League Campeonato Nacional de Seniores
2013–14 8th (Serie E)
Website Club home page
Current season

Associação Naval 1º de Maio, commonly known as Naval, is a Portuguese football club based in Figueira da Foz, Coimbra District. Founded on 1 May 1893, it currently plays in the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores, holding home games at Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa, with a capacity for 12,630 spectators.

Naval is one of the main teams from the Centro Region, alongside Académica de Coimbra, S.C. Beira-Mar and União de Leiria.

History[edit]

After several years in the second division, Naval first promoted to the first level in 2005, after finishing in second position behind F.C. Paços de Ferreira. In its first season in the top flight, the club finished in 13th position, finally moving up to 12th after the resolutions on the Mateus Affair, which involved Gil Vicente F.C. and C.F. Os Belenenses.

In the following three years, Naval ranked between places 11–13, also reaching the Portuguese Cup quarterfinals twice. In 2009–10, former Sporting Clube de Portugal, F.C. Porto and Portugal great Augusto Inácio led the Figueira da Foz team to its best season ever, an eight-place finish in the league and the semifinals of the domestic cup, a 1–3 aggregate loss against G.D. Chaves.

Naval returned to division two at the end of the 2010–11 season, after two coaching changes. Highlights included a 2–1 home win against S.L. Benfica and a 3–3 draw at Sporting.

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 August 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Guilherme
2 Portugal DF Tiago Mesquita
3 Angola DF Raúl Martins
4 Portugal DF Diogo Vila
5 Portugal DF João Diogo
7 Portugal DF Carlitos
8 Portugal MF Filipe Melo
9 Portugal FW Roberto
10 Portugal MF João Martins
11 Portugal FW Tiago Cerveira
12 Portugal DF Diogo Silva
13 Portugal GK Ricardo Neves
18 Zimbabwe DF Eusébio
No. Position Player
19 Burkina Faso MF Djibril
22 Brazil DF Léo Bonfim
23 Portugal FW André Carvalhas
24 Portugal DF Luis Tinoco
26 Brazil FW Rômulo Santos
27 Portugal MF André Fontes
28 Portugal MF Paulo Regula
29 Mozambique MF Telinho
33 Portugal GK Vítor Nogueira
34 Cape Verde FW Pedro Moreira
37 Portugal DF Vítor Alves
24 Iran GK Taha Zareei

League and cup history[edit]

Season Tier Finish GP W D L GS GA P Portuguese Cup Notes
1998–99 2 13 34 9 11 14 34 54 38 Round 4
1999–00 2 13 34 11 9 14 53 55 42 Round 5
2000–01 2 9 34 16 6 14 49 45 48 Round 3
2001–02 2 12 34 10 12 12 54 50 42 Round 4
2002–03 2 4 34 13 16 5 40 25 55 Semi-final
2003–04 2 7 34 12 10 12 46 42 46 Quarter-final
2004–05 2 2 34 17 11 6 52 30 62 Round 3 Promoted
2005–06 1 13 34 11 6 17 35 48 39 Round 4
2006–07 1 12 30 7 11 12 28 37 32 Round 4
2007–08 1 11 30 9 7 14 26 47 34 Quarter-final
2008–09 1 13 30 7 8 15 25 39 29 Quarter-final
2009–10 1 8 30 10 6 14 20 35 36 Semi-final Best league finish
2010–11 1 16 29 5 8 16 25 49 23 Round 3 Relegated

Notable former players[edit]

Managers[edit]

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