Avaí Futebol Clube

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Avaí
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Full name Avaí Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Leão da Ilha (Lion of the Island)
Time da Raça (Team of Bravery)
Founded September 1, 1923; 91 years ago (1923-09-01)
Stadium Estádio Dr. Aderbal Ramos da Silva (Ressacada), Florianópolis, Brazil
Ground Capacity 17,800[1]
President Nildo
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2014 Série B, 10th
Website Club home page
Current season

Avaí Futebol Clube (Portuguese pronunciation: [avaˈi]) is a Brazilian football team from Florianópolis in Santa Catarina, founded on September 1, 1923. Their home stadium is Estádio Aderbal Ramos da Silva, also known as Ressacada, with a capacity of 17,800.[2] They play in blue and white shirts, shorts and socks. Their best known supporter is tennis player Gustavo Kuerten.[3]

History[edit]

The club was founded after a businessman called Amadeu Horn gave football kits to a group of boys. The boys played a match against a team called Humaitá, and won. On September 1, 1923, at Amadeu Horn's house, the club was founded, known as Avahy Football Club at the time. The team was named Avahy after the Battle of Avahy, in the Paraguayan War. In the following year, it became the first Santa Catarina State Championship champion.

Avaí has played in the Brazilian First Division ("Série A") six times: 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 2009 and 2010. In 1998, they won their only national title, the Brazilian Third Division ("Série C"). From 1999, to 2008, they played in the Série B with their best campaigns in 2001, 2004 (when Avaí reached the Final Four, but could not be promoted to the First Division because only the two best placed teams were promoted).

In 2008 they finished 3rd in the championship and were promoted to the First Division for the first time in 29 years. In its first year playing in Série A, Avaí finished in 6th place, thus qualifying for the Copa Sudamericana. Avaí won the most Santa Catarina State Championship titles in the 20th Century (13), and is currently the all time record state champions (16), just ahead of cross-bridge rivals Figueirense (15).

Achievements[edit]

Professional[edit]

1998
1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1973, 1975, 1988, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Santa Catarina Governor Trophy: 2
1983, 1985
1994
  • Florianópolis City Championships: 20
1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1933, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1963 and 1995
1995

U-20[edit]

  • Santa Catarina State Championships: 5
1981, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008
  • Santa Catarina State Second Division: 1
1994

U-17[edit]

  • Santa Catarina State Championship: 1
2003
  • Saudades Cup Championship: 1
2007

U-15[edit]

  • Santa Catarina State Championship: 1
1999

Competitions record[edit]

First Division (Série A)[edit]

Year Position Year Position
1974 39th 2010 15th
1976 36th 2011 20th
1977 43rd
1979 90th
2009 6th

Second Division (Série B)[edit]

Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1980 61st 1999 8th 2004 3rd 2012 7th
1984 32nd 2000 15th 2005 8th
1986 24th 2001 4th 2006 13th
1988 12th 2002 6th 2007 15th
1989 83rd 2003 11th 2008 3rd

Third Division (Série C)[edit]

Year Position
1987 13th
1995 58th
1996 34th
1997 6th
1998 1st

Brazilian Cup[edit]

Year Position Year Position
1989 18th 2010 13th
1998 38th 2011 4th
1999 23rd
2000 59th
2007 16th

Copa Sudamericana[edit]

Year Position
2010 14th

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Estádio da Ressacada

Avaí's stadium is Estádio Aderbal Ramos da Silva (though it's mostly referred to as Ressacada), and it was opened in 1983. It has a maximum capacity of 17,800 people, but its record crowd was 25,735 at the Catarinense Championship final. Before 1983, Avaí's stadium was Estádio Adolfo Konder (which has been subsequently demolished).

First team squad[edit]

As of August 24, 2014.

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Diego
Brazil GK Aleks
Brazil GK Vagner
Brazil GK Vitor
Brazil DF Thiago Carleto (on loan from São Paulo)
Brazil DF Eltinho (on loan from Coritiba)
Brazil DF Eduardo Neto
Brazil DF Arlan
Brazil DF Antônio Carlos (on loan from Corinthians)
Brazil DF Bruno Maia
Brazil DF João Filipe (on loan from São Paulo)
Brazil DF Bocão
Brazil DF Philipe Maia
Brazil DF Pablo
Brazil DF Neris
Brazil MF Abuda
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Diego Jardel
Brazil MF Eduardo Costa
Brazil MF Diego Felipe (on loan from EC Bahia)
Brazil MF Marrone
Brazil MF Marquinhos
Brazil MF Revson
Brazil MF Júlio César
Brazil FW Paulo Sérgio
Brazil FW Héber
Brazil FW Roberto
Brazil FW Anderson Lopes
Brazil FW Diego Viana
Brazil FW Jean Silva
Brazil FW Wilker
Brazil FW Willen

Youth squad[edit]

Professional players able to play in the youth team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Bernardo
Brazil GK Otávio
Brazil GK Vitor
Brazil DF Luiz Matheus
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Anderson
Brazil MF Marrone

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Brazil DF Juninho (loan to Santo André)
Brazil DF Clayton (loan to Brusque)

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Brazil Geninho
Assistant coach Brazil
Fitness coach Brazil Alexandre Souza
Goalkeeping coach Brazil André Croda

Rival[edit]

Avaí's greatest rival is Figueirense.

Club colors and nickname[edit]

The club colors are blue and white, and it is known as "The Lion of the Island" (because 90% of the Florianópolis territory is established on an island).

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°40′00″S 48°31′54″W / 27.66667°S 48.53167°W / -27.66667; -48.53167