Associação Naval 1º de Maio

Associação Naval 1º de Maio or Associação Naval 1893, commonly known as Naval, is a Portuguese football club based in Figueira da Foz, Coimbra District. Founded on 1 May 1893, it plays in the Honor Division, Coimbra Football Association, holding home games at the Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa, with a capacity of 12,630 spectators. The club spent six seasons between 2005 and 2011 in the first division, the Primeira Liga.

Associação Naval 1893
Associação Naval 1º de Maio logo.svg
Full nameAssociação Naval 1893 (Antiga Associação Naval 1º de Maio)
Nickname(s)Navalistas (Those who support Naval)
Short nameNaval
Founded1893
GroundJosé Bento Pessoa,
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Capacity12,630
ChairmanAprígio Santos
ManagerFilipe Rocha
LeagueHonor Division, Coimbra Football Association
Serie F, 5th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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

HistoryEdit

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 Taça de Portugal quarter-finals twice. In 2009–10, former Sporting CP, FC Porto and Portugal national team great Augusto Inácio led the Figueira da Foz team to its best season ever, an eight-place finish in the league and the semi-finals of the domestic cup, a 1–3 aggregate loss against G.D. Chaves.[1]

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 CP.[2] In April 2013, the club were deducted 12 points by order of world football governing body FIFA, due to outstanding debts to two teams in Brazil; another relegation followed.[3]

Due to legal solutions, the clube was forced to change its name to Associação Naval 1893. Currently plays in the Honor Division (Coimbra Football Association).[4]

Last playing squadEdit

As of 13 April 2017

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   POR Tiago Colaço
GK   POR Rafa Grácio
GK   POR Igor Ribeiro
DF   BRA Rafael Silva
DF   POR Bruno Toca
DF   POR Bernardo Oliveira
DF   POR Ivan Roça
DF   POR Marcelo Cardoso
DF   KGZ Baitik Diushembiev
DF   BRA Rodriguinho
DF   POR Sérgio Grilo
DF   POR André Machado
MF   POR Hugo Jorge
MF   TUN Oussama Jouira
MF   POR Nuno André
MF   BRA Anderson Dantas
MF   ITA Matteo Gentina
MF   POR Gil Pereira
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   POR Arilson Camati
MF   CMR Lionnel Negou
MF   BRA Octacilio Neto
MF   RUS Andrei Chesnokov
MF   POR Xavier Monteiro
MF   POR Léo Rodrigues
MF   DOM Gabriel Núñez
MF   POR João Gonçalves
MF   USA Jourdan Gooden
MF   GNB Amadu Landim
MF   POR João Costa
MF   POR Pedro Ladeira
FW   POR João Silva
FW   POR Bernardo Rodrigues
FW   POR Xavier Gil
FW   FRA Reda
FW   POR Flávio Silva

League and cup historyEdit

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 45 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 30 5 8 17 26 51 23 Round 3 Relegated
2011–12 2 4 30 12 10 8 40 33 46 Round 4
2012–13 2 18 42 13 18 11 51 50 40 Round 3 Deducted 17 points due to debts
Voluntarily relegated
2013–14 3 8 18 4 7 7 18 29 19 Round 1 5th in relegation group
2014–15 3 7 18 7 2 9 16 24 23 Round 2 6th in relegation group
Defeated Fátima in relegation playout
2015–16 3 6 18 5 6 7 14 15 21 Round 3 5th in relegation group

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chaves pela primeira vez na final da Taça de Portugal" [Chaves in the Taça de Portugal final for the first time]. Público (in Portuguese). 13 April 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Naval perde em Leiria e desce de divisão" [Naval lose in Leiria and go down a division] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Naval perde 12 pontos por dívidas a clubes brasileiros" [Naval lose 12 points due to debts to Brazilian clubs]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 15 April 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Naval 1º de Maio suspendeu futebol" (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. Retrieved 3 July 2018.

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