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Avaí
Avai FC (05-E) - SC.svg
Full nameAvaí Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Leão da Ilha (Lion of the Island)
FoundedSeptember 1, 1923
GroundRessacada, Florianópolis, Brazil
Ground Capacity19,000
ChairmanBrazil Níldo
ManagerBrazil Claudinei Oliveira
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
2007Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, 3th

Avaí Futebol Clube, or Avaí as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Florianópolis in Santa Catarina, founded on September 1, 1923. It became nationally known after the tennis player Gustavo Kuerten declared to be a supporter of Avaí. Home stadium is the Ressacada stadium, capacity 19,000.[1] They play in blue shirts, shorts and socks.

History[change | change source]

The club was founded after a businessman called Amadeu Horn gave football kits to a group of boys. These boys played a match against a team called Humaitá, and won. On September 1, 1923, at Amadeu Horn's house, the club was founded, being called at that time Avahy Football Club. 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 played the Brazilian First Division ("Série A") four times: in 1974, 1976, 1977 and 1979. In 1998, it won its only national title, the Brazilian Third Division ("Série C"). Since 1999, it plays the Série B and the best campaigns happened in 2001 and 2004, when Avaí reached the Final Four, but could not be promoted to the First Division (only the two best placed teams were promoted). Avaí is the club with more titles won in the Santa Catarina State Championship in the 20th century (13).

Titles[change | change source]

Professional[change | change source]

  • 1 Brazilian Third Division ("Série C"): 1998.
  • 13 Santa Catarina State Championships: 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1973, 1975, 1988 and 1997
  • 2 Santa Catarina Governor Trophy: 1983 and 1985.
  • 1 Santa Catarina State Second Division: 1994.
  • 20 Florianópolis City Championships: 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1933, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1963 and 1995.
  • 1 Santa Catarina Cup: 1995.

U-20[change | change source]

  • 4 Santa Catarina State Championships: 1981, 2001, 2003 and 2005
  • 1 Santa Catarina State Second Division: 1994

U-17[change | change source]

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

U-15[change | change source]

  • 1 Santa Catarina State Championship: 1999

National competitions record[change | change source]

First Division (Serie A)[change | change source]

Year Position
1974 39th
1976 36th
1977 43rd
1979 90th

Second Division (Serie B)[change | change source]

Year Position Year Position
1980 62nd 2001 4th
1984 82nd 2002 6th
1989 80th 2003 12th
1999 8th 2004 3rd
2000 15th 2005 8th
2006 13th 2007 15th

Third Division (Serie C)[change | change source]

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

Brazilian Cup[change | change source]

Year Round
1989 1st round
1998 1st round
1999 2nd round
2000 1st round
2007 3rd round

Stadium[change | change source]

Avaí's stadium is Estádio da Ressacada, inaugurated in 1983, with a maximum capacity of 19,000 people.

First team squad[change | change source]

Goalkeepers
Brasileiro
Eduardo Martini
Brasileiro
Thiago Schmidt (Thiago Bambam)
Brasileiro
Diego D. dos Santos Oliveira
Full backs
Brazil Edílson Mendes Guimarães
Brazil Rodrigo Galo Brito
Brazil João Rodrigo Donato
Brazil Emanuel Cuchi
Brazil João Paulo Gomes
Centre backs
Brazil Rosalvo Antônio Johann Filho
Brazil Alessandro Lopes
Brazil Carlos Alexandre Areco Ferraz (Carlão)
Brazil Fábio Costa Fidélis
Defensive midfielders
Brazil Saulo Júlio Santos
Brazil Robson Schuelter
Brazil Brenno Basso
Brazil Tarcisio France da Silva
Brazil Felipe Magalhães Novais
Brazil Marcos César do Nascimento Meireles (Marquinhos)
Brazil Pedro Ayub Julião Júnior
Brazil Marcus Winicius Souza Lima
Attacking midfielders
Brazil Richardson dos Santos
Brazil Fábio Júnior Baitler
Brazil Thiago Santos
Brazil Rodrigo Félix
Brazil Válber
Strikers
Brazil

Marquinhos

Brazil Jandson dos Santos
Brazil Leonardo Andrade Damásio (Leo)
Brazil Gustavo dos Santos
Brazil Abuda
Brazil Willian
Brazil Evando Spinassé Camillato
Manager
Brazil Silas Pereira

Idols[change | change source]

1920 - 1930[change | change source]

  • Brazil Adolpho Boos, goalkeeper.
  • Brazil Waldemar Alves de Souza (Zé Macaco), midfielder.

1940 - 1950[change | change source]

  • Brazil Adolfo Martins Camilli (Adolfinho), goalkeeper.
  • Brazil Hubert Beck, midfielder.
  • Brazil João Felipe Zattar (Felipinho), striker.
  • Brazil Osni Gonçalves (Nizeta), striker.
  • Brazil Saul Oliveira, striker.

1960 - 1970[change | change source]

  • Brazil Deodato Fermínio Martins, back.
  • Brazil Mílton Cunha Cavalazzi, striker.

1970 - 1980[change | change source]

  • Brazil Antônio Fernandes Quintino (Toninho), striker.
  • Brazil Antônio Fidélis (Veneza), back.
  • Brazil João Carlos da Silva (Balduíno), midfielder.
  • Brazil Juarez dos Santos (Juti), striker.
  • Brazil Zenon de Souza Farias, midfielder.

1980 - 1990[change | change source]

  • Brazil Ubirajara Lopes de Oliveira (Bira Lopes), midfielder.
  • Brazil Adílson Heleno, midfielder.
  • Brazil Décio Antônio Corazza, striker.
  • Brazil Édson Luís Benites Belmonte, midfielder.
  • Uruguay Jorge Daniel Fossati, goalkeeper.

1990 and 2000[change | change source]

  • Brazil César Tadeu Silva, goalkeeper.
  • Brazil Érmison José Leopoldo (Jacaré), striker.
  • Brazil João Carlos Rocha (Dão), striker.
  • Brazil Paulo César (PC), striker.

Managers[change | change source]

  • Brazil Roberto Fernando Schneiger (Roberto Cavalo) - 1998, 2001 e 2004.

Rival[change | change source]

Avaí's greatest rival is Figueirense F.C..

Club colors and nickname[change | change source]

  • The club colours 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[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

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