Panorama of football in Greater Florianópolis

The history of football in Florianópolis began in 1906, in indoor games at Ginásio Catarinense (currently Santa Catarina College). However, the first public soccer match was only four years later, in 1910, between the Ginásio Catarinense team and between young people from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo who were passing through the city.

A year later, in 1911, the first football team in Florianópolis appeared. O Brazilian Football Club, now extinct. Subsequently, the Club Sportivo Florianopolis in 1912, also extinct.

Two other teams emerged later: the Humanita Football Club, in 1913, and Sport Club Palmeiras, in 1915, both extinct.

At the time, however, the teams were not yet professional. It was not until 1921 that the Figueirense Football Club, also known as Figueira or Hurricane do Estreito, team from the mainland region of the city. It was created by a group of friends who liked to practice soccer and rowing.

The team's stadium is Orlando Scarpelli, partially opened in 1960 in a friendly game between Figueirense and Clube Atlético Catarinense.

Figueirense is one of the most prominent national teams from Santa Catarina, alongside rival Avaí and a few other teams in the state, which usually compete in the main national championships and are present on gaming sites and Legal sports betting in Brazil.

Among the achievements of Figueirense are: Copa do Brasil (runner-up in 2007); City Championships (champion in 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959 and 1965); Copa Santa Catarina (champion in 1990 and 1996); Santa Catarina Championships (champion in 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1972, 1974, 1994, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008).

Furthermore, it is part of the achievements of the Figueirense: Catarinense Superchampionship (champion in 1996); First Club of Santa Catarina in the National Championship in 1973; Brazilian Championship (series B): runner-up in 2001; Copa do Brasil (runner-up in 2007); MERCOSUR Cup: champion in 1995; Mané Garrincha Cup (champion in 1983); José Meirelles Cup (champion in 1985).

Two years later, in 1923, the Avai Football Club, from a meeting of young people who played soccer matches in the Pedra Grande neighborhood, in Florianópolis. The Avaí stadium is Aderbal Ramos da Silva, also known as Ressacada, opened in 1983.

Among the team's achievements are the first edition of the Santa Catarina Championship, in 1924. The team also won the Santa Catarina Championship in 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945 (Tetra), 1973, 1975, 1988, 1997, 2009, 2010 (Bi-champion), 2012, 2019 and 2021. 

He was also Santa Catarina 2nd division champion in 1994, twice champion of the Governor's Cup of the State of Santa Catarina in 1983 and 1985, champion of the Santa Catarina Cup in 1995, and also won city competitions in 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930 , 1933, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1995.

Amateur Football in Greater Florianópolis

Greater Florianópolis, a region made up of 21 municipalities, has already hosted amateur football tournaments, such as the Copa Dreher and Copa Metropolitana, in the 1980s, and the Arizona Cup, in the 1970s.

Since 1996, Florianópolis has the Florianopolitan Football League (LIFF), affiliated to the Santa Catarina Football Federation (FCF), which today organizes amateur football competitions in the region.

One of the main social clubs in the region is Paula Ramos Esporte Clube, which became professional in 1944 and was twice champion of the municipal tournament in Florianópolis in 1947 and 1948. In that year, it was also state vice-champion. However, it is currently just a social club.

In 2013, LIFF had 45 affiliated clubs. Currently, the main amateur soccer teams in Florianópolis are Naútico, from Florianópolis, Paissandu, from Palhoça, Antônio Carlos and Vila Doze Futebol Clube, from the municipality of Antônio Carlos. 

Avante Cultural Recreational Sports Association

There are several social clubs in Greater Florianópolis. Among the main ones are Avante Cultural Recreational Sports Association, from Santo Antônio de Lisboa, in the northern region of Florianópolis, the Bangu, in the Rio Tavares neighborhood, in the south of the capital, and the barrense from Barra da Lagoa, in the east of the capital.

Em San Pedro de Alcantara, the main social clubs are Aparecida, Atacadão, Campo Grande, Santa Tereza, União, Vasilha, Viracopo and Fantasma.

Em biguaçu, the main ones are Real Camarada, Falcão FC, Tijuquinhas FC and Estrela Negra FC and Esporte Clube Biguaçu. In Palhoça, the main ones are Guarani and Pedra Branca.

Em St. Joseph, the main ones are Real Sociedad, José Nitro, Portela, América and Caixa Preta.

Competitions in Greater Florianópolis

In football, the main leagues are Florianopolitan Football League, in the Capital, there is still the Interclubes League. There is also the League of Santo Amaro, League of São José, League of Biguaçu and League of Palhoça. 

In addition, there is the Municipal Championship of Florianópolis and Copa Floripa de Futebol 7.

Other amateur competitions are Cinquentão, Antônio Carlos Municipal, Interleague Cup, Greater Florianópolis Amateur Football Friendship League, São Pedro de Alcântara Municipal.


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