Associação Naval 1º de Maio

Naval 1º de Maio
Full name Associação Naval 1º de Maio
Nickname(s) Navalistas (Those who support Name val)
Founded 1893
Dissolved 2017
Ground José Bento Pessoa,
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Capacity 9,471
Chairman Aprígio Santos
Manager Filipe Rocha
League Campeonato de Portugal
2015–16 Serie F, 5th
Website Club website

Associação Naval 1º de Maio, commonly known as Naval, was a Portuguese football club based in Figueira da Foz, Coimbra District. Founded on 1 May 1893, it played in the Campeonato de Portugal, holding home games at the Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa, with a capacity for 12,630 spectators. The club spent between 2005 and 2011 six season in the first division, the Primeira Liga.

Naval was one of the main teams from the Centro Region, alongside Académica de Coimbra, S.C. Beira-Mar and União de Leiria.


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 September 2017 Naval ceased its existence due to financial problems. All the teams and activities were "transferred" to a new club - Naval 1893, created by former Naval leadership.[1]

Current squad

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.

No. Position Player
GK Tiago Colaço
GK Rafa Grácio
GK Igor Ribeiro
DF Rafael Silva
DF Bruno Toca
DF Bernardo Oliveira
DF Ivan Roça
DF Marcelo Cardoso
DF Baitik Diushembiev
DF Rodriguinho
DF Sérgio Grilo
DF André Machado
MF Hugo Jorge
MF Oussama Jouira
MF Nuno André
MF Anderson Dantas
MF Matteo Gentina
MF Gil Pereira
No. Position Player
MF Arilson Camati
MF Lionnel Negou
MF Octacilio Neto
MF Andrei Chesnokov
MF Xavier Monteiro
MF Léo Rodrigues
MF Gabriel Núñez
MF João Gonçalves
MF Jourdan Gooden
MF Amadu Landim
MF João Costa
MF Pedro Ladeira
FW Rodolfo Soares
FW João Silva
FW Bernardo Rodrigues
FW Xavier Gil
FW Reda
FW Flávio Silva

League and cup history

Season Tier Finish GPWDLGSGAP Portuguese Cup Notes
1998–99 2 13 3491114 345438 Round 4
1999–00 2 13 3411914 535542 Round 5
2000–01 2 9 3416614 494548 Round 3
2001–02 2 12 34101212 545042 Round 4
2002–03 2 4 3413165 402555 Semi-final
2003–04 2 7 34121012 464246 Quarter-final
2004–05 2 2 3417116 523062 Round 3 Promoted
2005–06 1 13 3411617 354839 Round 4
2006–07 1 12 3071112 283732 Round 4
2007–08 1 11 309714 264534 Quarter-final
2008–09 1 13 307815 253929 Quarter-final
2009–10 1 8 3010614 203536 Semi-final Best league finish
2010–11 1 16 305817 265123 Round 3 Relegated
2011–12 2 4 3012108 403346 Round 4
2012–13 2 18 42131811 515040 Round 3 Deducted 17 points due to debts
Voluntarily relegated
2013–14 3 8 18477 182919 Round 1 5th in relegation group
2014–15 3 7 18729 162423 Round 2 6th in relegation group
Defeated Fátima in relegation playout
2015–16 3 6 18567 141521 Round 3 5th in relegation group



  1. "Naval 1º de Maio suspendeu futebol" (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
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