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Avaí is a football (soccer) club from Brazil.

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About Avaí

Avaí Futebol Clube is a Brazilian Football League Teams from Florianópolis in Santa Catarina (state), founded on September 1, 1923. Their home stadium is Estádio Aderbal Ramos da Silva, also known as Ressacada, with a capacity of 17,800. They play in blue and white shirts, shorts and socks. Their best known supporter is tennis player Gustavo Kuerten.


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 Foot-ball Club at the time. The team was named Avahy after the Battle of Avahy, in the Paraguayan War. In the following year, it became the first Santa Catarina State Championship champion.

Avaí has played in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A ("Série A") six times: 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 2009 and 2010. In 1998, they won their only national title, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C ("Série C"). From 1999, to 2008, they played in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B with their best campaigns in 2001, 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).

In 2008 they finished 3rd in the championship and were promoted to the First Division for the first time in 29 years. In its first year playing in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Avaí finished in 6th place, thus qualifying for the 2010 Copa Sudamericana. Avaí won the most Campeonato Catarinense titles in the 20th Century (13), and is currently tied with rival Figueirense for the all time record state championship titles (15).



- Campeonato Brasileiro Série C: 1

- Campeonato Catarinense: 15

- Santa Catarina Governor Trophy: 2

- Campeonato Catarinense (lower levels): 1

- Florianópolis City Championships: 20

- Copa Santa Catarina: 1


- Santa Catarina State Championships: 5

- Santa Catarina State Second Division: 1


- Santa Catarina State Championship: 1

- Saudades Cup Championship: 1


- Santa Catarina State Championship: 1

Competitions record

Second Division (Série B)


Youth squad

Professional players able to play in the youth team

Out on loan

Technical staff

{ (GK)
- Waldemar Alves de Souza (MF)

1940 - 1950

- Adolfo Martins Camilli (GK)
- Hubert Beck (GK)
- João Felipe Zattar (FW)
- Osni Leitão Gonçalves (FW)
- Saul Oliveira (FW)

1960 - 1970

- Mílton Cunha Cavalazzi (FW)
- Deodato Fermínio Martins (DF)

1970 - 1980

- João Carlos da Silva (MF)
- Juarez dos Santos (FW)
- Antônio Fernandes Quintino (FW)
- Antônio Fidélis (DF)
- Zenon de Souza Farias (MF)

1980 - 1990

- Adílson Heleno (MF)
- Édson Luís Benites Belmonte (MF)
- Ubirajara Lopes de Oliveira (MF)
- Décio Antônio Corazza (FW)
- Jorge Daniel Fossati (GK)

1990 - 2000

- César Tadeu Silva (GK)
- João Carlos Rocha (FW)
- Érmison José Leopoldo (FW)
- Paulo César "PC" (FW)

2000 - 2011

- Marcos Vicente dos Santos (MF)
- William Salles de Lima Souza Júnior (FW)


- Roberto Fernando Schneiger (1998), (2001), (2004)
- Paulo Silas (2008-2009), (2011)


Avaí's greatest rival is Figueirense Futebol Clube.

Club colors and nickname

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).

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