Associação Naval 1º de Maio
Associação Naval 1º de Maio, commonly known as Naval, was a Portuguese football club based in Figueira da Foz, Coimbra District. Founded on 1 May 1893, it played in the Campeonato de Portugal, 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.
|Full name||Associação Naval 1º de Maio|
|Nickname(s)||Navalistas (Those who support the Naval)|
|Ground||José Bento Pessoa,|
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
|League||Campeonato de Portugal|
|2015–16||Serie F, 5th|
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.
- 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.
League and cup historyEdit
|2009–10||1||8||30||10||6||14||20||35||36||Semi-final||Best league finish|
|2012–13||2||18||42||13||18||11||51||50||40||Round 3||Deducted 17 points due to debts|
|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|
- "Naval 1º de Maio suspendeu futebol" (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. Retrieved 3 July 2018.