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Avaí FC

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 Gilson Kleina
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2015 Série A
Website Club home page
33px 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

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

First Division (Série A)

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

Second Division (Série B)

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)

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

Brazilian Cup

Year Position Year Position
1989 18th 2010 13th
1998 38th 2011 4th
1999 23rd 2013 33rd
2000 59th 2014 25th
2007 16th

Copa Sudamericana

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

As of 10 April 2015

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

No. Position Player
23x15px GK Diego
23x15px GK Duda
23x15px GK Vitor
23x15px GK Vagner
23x15px DF Antônio Carlos (on loan from Corinthians)
23x15px DF Cássio
23x15px DF Emerson (on loan from Atlético-MG)
23x15px DF Jéci
23x15px DF Philipe Maia
23x15px DF Willian Rocha (on loan from Atlético-PR)
23x15px DF Eltinho (on loan from Coritiba)
23x15px DF Everton Silva
23x15px DF Marrone
23x15px DF Nino Paraíba (on loan from Vitória)
23x15px DF Guilherme Santos
23x15px DF Pablo
23x15px DF Romário
23x15px DF Sander
23x15px MF Adriano
23x15px MF Claudinei (on loan from Tombense)
23x15px MF Eduardo Costa
No. Position Player
23x15px MF Eduardo Neto
23x15px MF Renan
23x15px MF Renato
23x15px MF Revson
23x15px MF Rudnei
23x15px MF Tinga (on loan from Júbilo Iwata)
23x15px MF Uelliton (on loan from Cruzeiro)
23x15px MF Denner
23x15px MF Marquinhos
23x15px MF Renan Oliveira (on loan from Atlético-MG)
Template:Country data Japan MF Toshi
23x15px FW Anderson Lopes
23x15px FW André Lima
23x15px FW Juninho
23x15px FW Bruno Mendes
23x15px FW Conrado
23x15px FW Hugo
23x15px FW Roberto
23x15px FW Rômulo
23x15px FW Iury

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
23x15px DF Juninho (loan to Santo André)
23x15px DF Clayton (loan to Brusque)

Technical staff

Position Name
Head coach 23x15px Geninho
Assistant coach 23x15px
Fitness coach 23x15px Alexandre Souza
Goalkeeping coach 23x15px André Croda


External links

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