Avaí FC

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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; 92 years ago (1923-09-01)
Stadium Estádio Dr. Aderbal Ramos da Silva (Ressacada), Florianópolis, Brazil
Ground Capacity 17,800[1]
President Nildo
Head coach Raul Cabral
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2015 Série A
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]


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 Avay, 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") eight times: 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2015. In 1998, they won their only national title, the Brazilian Third Division ("Série C"). From 1999 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2014, they played in the Série B with their best campaigns being the third place attained in 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) and 2008.

In 2008 they finished 3rd in the championship and were promoted to the First Division for the first time in 30 years. In its first year playing in Série A, Avaí finished in 6th place, thus qualifying for the Copa Sudamericana. The team eventually was relegated in 2011, and returned to the Série A in 2014, when the team won the promotion in the last round. 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).


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).



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


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


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


  • Santa Catarina State Championship: 1

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 2013 10th
1986 24th 2001 4th 2006 13th 2014 4th
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 2013 33rd
2000 59th 2014 25th
2007 16th

Copa Sudamericana[edit]

Year Position
2010 14th


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 8 September 2015

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

No. Position Player
2 Brazil DF Nino Paraíba (on loan from Vitória)
3 Brazil DF Jéci
5 Brazil DF Emerson (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
6 Brazil DF Eltinho (on loan from Coritiba)
7 Brazil DF Everton Silva
8 Brazil MF Eduardo Neto
9 Brazil FW William
10 Brazil MF Marquinhos
11 Brazil FW Anderson Lopes
13 Brazil DF Philipe Maia
14 Brazil DF Jubal (on loan from Santos)
15 Brazil MF Adriano
16 Paraguay MF Néstor Camacho
17 Brazil FW Rômulo
19 Japan FW Toshi
20 Brazil GK Diego
22 Brazil DF Pablo
23 Brazil MF Renan Oliveira (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
25 Brazil DF Antônio Carlos (on loan from Corinthians)
No. Position Player
27 Brazil MF Claudinei (on loan from Tombense)
30 Brazil FW Léo Gamalho
31 Brazil FW Roberto
32 Brazil GK Vagner
33 Brazil MF Renan
36 Brazil DF Lucas
38 Brazil GK Vitor
49 Brazil GK Aleks
66 Brazil DF Romário
70 Brazil MF Marrone
77 Brazil MF Tinga (on loan from Júbilo Iwata)
80 Brazil MF Denner
84 Brazil MF Rudnei
89 East Timor MF Juninho
90 Brazil FW Iury
93 Brazil FW Tauã
95 Brazil GK Duda
97 Brazil DF Kevin
99 Brazil FW André Lima

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)
Brazil FW Wilker (loan to Rio Branco-AC)

Technical staff[edit]

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


External links[edit]

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