Avaí FC

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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)
PresidentJúlio César Heerdt
Head coachEduardo Barroca
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Catarinense
Série B, 4th of 20 (promoted)
Catarinense, 1st of 12 (champions)
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") eleven times: 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022. 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. This has been the best participation ever by a club from the State of Santa Catarina in the Brazilian first division. 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 (18), same as cross-bridge rivals Figueirense.


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 2021 4th

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 inaugurated in 1983. It has a maximum capacity of 17,800 people, but its record crowd was 32,000 at the 1988 State Championship final.[3] Before 1983, Avaí's stadium was Estádio Adolfo Konder (which has been subsequently demolished).


First team squadEdit

As of 17 June 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BRA Douglas
2 DF   BRA Matheus Ribeiro
4 DF   BRA Rafael Vaz
5 MF   BRA Lucas Ventura (on loan from Cruzeiro)
6 DF   BRA Diego Matos
7 FW   BRA Renato
8 MF   BRA Bruno Silva
9 FW   BRA Rômulo
10 FW   COL Jonathan Copete
11 FW   BRA Muriqui
13 DF   BRA Kevin (on loan from Tombense)
14 DF   BRA Raniele (on loan from Jacuipense)
15 DF   URU Ayrton Cougo (on loan from Libertad)
16 MF   BRA Jean Cléber
17 FW   BRA Vinícius Leite
19 FW   BRA Marcinho (on loan from CRB)
20 FW   BRA Paulo Baya (on loan from FC Cascavel)
21 MF   BRA Jean Pyerre (on loan from Grêmio)
22 MF   BRA Eduardo
23 GK   BRA Cláudio Vitor
No. Pos. Nation Player
25 MF   BRA Macaé
26 DF   BRA Bressan
28 FW   BRA Gustavo
29 DF   BRA Igor
30 FW   BRA Vinícius Jaú
31 DF   BRA Arthur Chaves
32 DF   BRA Rodrigo Freitas
33 DF   BRA Bruno Cortez
35 DF   BRA Lipe
53 FW   BRA Morato (on loan fom Red Bull Bragantino)
55 MF   BRA Gabriel Kazu
77 FW   BRA Bissoli (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
83 GK   BRA Glédson
87 MF   BRA Vitinho (on loan from Hercílio Luz)
89 GK   BRA Vladimir
90 FW   BRA William Pottker (on loan from Cruzeiro)
92 MF   BRA Matheus Galdezani
97 FW   BRA Dentinho
GK   BRA João Vitor

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
27 DF   BRA Gustavo Modesto
39 FW   BRA Adiel
78 MF   BRA Andrey
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Raul
FW   BRA Gaspar

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
GK   BRA André (on loan to Grêmio Prudente until 30 November 2022)
DF   BRA Alan Costa (on loan to Bengaluru until 30 June 2023)
DF   BRA Felipe Camargo (on loan to Inter de Limeira until 30 November 2022)
MF   BRA Jean Martim (on loan to Hercílio Luz until 3 April 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   BRA Diego Quirino (on loan to Novorizontino until 30 November 2022)
FW   BRA Gustavo Poffo (on loan to Juventus Jaraguá until 3 April 2022)
FW   BRA Matheus Lucas (on loan to Londrina until 30 November 2022)

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Eduardo Barroca
Assistant manager   Felipe Lucena
Fitness coach   Jaelson Ortiz
Assistant fitness coach   José Carlos Rodrigues Coelho
  Léo Fidélis
Goalkeeping coach   Anderson Moreira de Souza
Assistant goalkeeping coach   Flávio Kretzer


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

Affiliated clubsEdit

The following club is currently affiliated with Avaí FC:


  1. ^ "AVAÍ FUTEBOL CLUBE » Estádio". Archived from the original on March 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Ressacada at Avaí FC's official website
  3. ^ "Avaí Futebol Clube » 1988: 25 anos de lembranças" (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  4. ^ Sourav Modak (5 November 2021) Odisha FC announce strategic partnership with Brazil's Avai FC The Times of India. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  5. ^ Odisha FC partners with Brazil's Avaí Futebol Clube expanding OFC's global presence indiansuperleague.com. 5 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.

External linksEdit

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