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 Division of Honour in the 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.
|Full name||Associação Naval 1893 (Antiga Associação Naval 1º de Maio)|
|Nickname(s)||Navalistas (Those who support Naval)|
|Ground||José Bento Pessoa,|
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
|League||Division of Honour in the , Coimbra Football Association|
|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.
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. 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.
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).
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.
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|
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Naval 1º de Maio suspendeu futebol" (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. Retrieved 3 July 2018.