Avaí FC

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.

Full nameAvaí Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Leão da Ilha (Lion of the Island)
Time da Raça (Team of Bravery)
FoundedSeptember 1, 1923; 98 years ago (1923-09-01)
PresidentFrancisco José Battistotti
Head coachClaudinei Oliveira
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Catarinense
Série B, 9th
Catarinense, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Current season


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 nicknameEdit

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).

Competitions recordEdit

Série AEdit

Year Position Year Position
1974 39th 2010 15th
1976 36th 2011 20th
1977 43rd 2015 17th
1979 90th 2017 18th
2009 6th 2019 20th

Série BEdit

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 2016 2nd
1989 83rd 2003 11th 2008 3rd 2018 3rd
2020 9th

Série CEdit

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

Copa do BrasilEdit

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

Copa SudamericanaEdit

Year Position
2010 14th

  • 9 seasons in Série A
  • 19 seasons in Série B
  • 5 seasons in Série C


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 33,000 at the Catarinense Championship final. Before 1983, Avaí's stadium was Estádio Adolfo Konder (which has been subsequently demolished).

First team squadEdit

As of 10 September 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   BRA Edílson
3 DF   BRA Betão (captain)
4 DF   BRA Alemão
6 DF   BRA João Lucas (on loan from Cruzeiro)
7 FW   BRA Renato
8 MF   BRA Bruno Silva
9 FW   BRA Jonathan
10 MF   BRA Valdívia
13 FW   BRA Ronaldo
16 MF   BRA Jean Cléber
17 FW   BRA Vinícius Leite
18 MF   BRA Jean Martim
19 MF   BRA Marcos Serrato
20 FW   BRA Gabriel Barbosa
21 FW   BRA Matheus Lucas
22 DF   BRA Iury
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 GK   BRA Cláudio Vitor
26 DF   BRA Diego Renan
27 DF   BRA Felipe Santos
31 DF   BRA Arthur Chaves
32 FW   BRA
33 DF   BRA Rafael Pereira
36 FW   COL Jonathan Copete
37 MF   BRA João Vitor
38 MF   BRA Luan Silva
76 MF   BRA Thiaguinho
83 GK   BRA Glédson
89 GK   BRA Vladimir
90 GK   BRA André
97 MF   BRA Lourenço
98 MF   BRA Wesley Soares
99 FW   BRA Getúlio (on loan from Paços de Ferreira)

Reserve teamEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
14 DF   BRA Nuno
15 DF   BRA Felipe Camargo
28 FW   BRA Gustavo Santos
30 FW   BRA Vinícius Jaú
39 FW   BRA Adiel
47 MF   BRA Da Silva (on loan from Internacional)
No. Pos. Nation Player
82 DF   BRA Igor Dutra
DF   BRA Leocovick
MF   BRA Dudu
MF   BRA Juliano Fabro (on loan from Internacional)
MF   BRA Renato Luis
FW   BRA Emerson Tucão

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Alan Costa (on loan to Bengaluru until 30 June 2023)
MF   BRA Matheus Barbosa (on loan to Atlético Goianiense until 31 December 2021)
FW   BRA Alexandre Alemão (on loan to Juventus-SC until 30 November 2021)

Technical staffEdit

Position Name Nation
Head coach Claudinei Oliveira  


Winners (1): 1998
Winners (18): 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1973, 1975, 1988, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2019, 2021


External linksEdit

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