is a football (soccer) club from Portugal.
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About Desportivo Aves
Clube Desportivo das Aves , known simply as Desportivo das Aves or just Aves, is a Portugal football (soccer) club from Vila das Aves. It currently plays in the second tier Liga de Honra, after finishing last in the 2006–07 top-flight Portuguese Liga season.
The club's official supporter groups is the Força Avense
Desportivo das Aves plays at the Estádio do Clube Desportivo das Aves in Vila das Aves, Santo Tirso. The stadium was inaugurated on 8 December 1981 and it's considered one of the best maintained in Europe. It underwent many renovations, especially in the year 2000, when Desportivo das Aves reached the Portuguese first division. When the stadium was built, there were 12,500 seats available, but it currently seats only 7,000 after the club decided to remove chairs.
The Estádio do Clube Desportivo das Aves was one of the training grounds of the France national football team during the UEFA Euro 2004, which was played in Portugal.
Due to its small seating capacity, games at this stadium can be very intense with fan groups like Força Avense
, which are very passionate about the team, and whose chants can be heard throughout the stadium.
The club also has football (soccer) schools for junior players and two futsal teams for both men and women as well as a very successful footballing trial system.
Notable former players
- Almani Moreira
- Amaury Bischoff
- Delfim José Fernandes Rola Teixeira
- Emanuel Faria Braga
- Jorge Miguel de Oliveira Ribeiro
- Miguel Simão
- Miguel Vítor
- Nuno Herlander Simões Espírito Santo
- Pedro Miguel da Silva Mendes
- Joaquim Manuel Sampaio Silva
- Raul Meireles
- Ricardo Nascimento
- Romeu Ribeiro
- Ruben Lima
- Rui Jorge Costa Figueiredo
- Tiago Carlos Morais Valente
- Joaquim Silva (footballer)
- Eduardo Godinho Felipe
- Mércio José Santos da Silva
- Michel Pensée
- André Bikey
- Néné (Cape Verdean footballer)
- Yu Dabao
- Hamid Rhanem
- Alfredo Esteves
- Kamani Hill
Notable Former Coaches
- Carlos Carvalhal
- José Manuel Martins Teixeira Gomes
- Silvino Louro
League and Cup history