Rio Ave F.C.

Rio Ave Futebol Clube, is a Portuguese football club based in Vila do Conde in northern Portugal. The club is named after the Ave River, which flows through the town and into the Atlantic Ocean.

Founded in 1939, Rio Ave currently play in the Primeira Liga, Portugal’s top-tier division of professional football. They play their home matches at Estádio do Rio Ave, also known as the Estádio dos Arcos. Built in 1985, the current stadium seats approximately 12,815 people and is a multi-sports venue, although it is used mainly for Rio Ave’s football matches.


  • Taça de Portugal
  • Runners-up (2): 1983–84, 2013–14
  • Taça da Liga
  • Runners-up (1): 2013–14
  • Supertaça de Portugal
  • Runners-up (1): 2014
  • Segunda Liga
  • Winners (2): 1995–96, 2002–03
  • Segunda Divisão
  • Winners (1): 1985–86
  • Terceira Divisão
  • Winners (1): 1976–77
  • AF Porto Cup
  • Winners (1): 1966–67

First-team squad

2019/2020 Team Roster2020/2021 Team Roster
(Updated 30-10-2020)
Manager : Carlos Carvahal
Left (End of season)
Manager : Mário Silva
Pawel Kieszek (Poland) (Goalkeeper)Pawel Kieszek (Poland) (Goalkeeper)
Paulo Vitor (Brazil) (Goalkeeper)
Chaves (August 2020
Leo (Brazil) (Goalkeeper)
Carlos Alves (Goalkeeper)
Matheus Reis (Brazil)Matheus Reis (Brazil)
Nelson MonteNelson Monte
Toni Borevkoviç (Croatia)Toni Borevkoviç (Croatia)
Junio (Brazil)Junio (Brazil)
Aderlan Santos (Brazil)Aderlan Santos (Brazil)
Fabio CoentraoFabio Coentrao
Nadjack (Guinea)
Grasshoppers (August 2020)
Leo (Brazil)
Atletico Paranaense (August 2020)
Pedro AmaralPedro Amaral
Messias (Brazil)
Free agent (July 2020)
Nando Pijnaker (New Zealand)
Grasshoppers (August 2020)
Machado Cerejeira NamoraMachado Cerejeira Namora
Diogo Figueiras
AC Braga (July 2020)
Francisco Geraldes
Sporting CP (August 2020)
Lucas Piazon (Brazil)
(on loan from Chelsea)
Lucas Piazon (Brazil)
(on loan from Chelsea)
Vitor Ferreira
Casa Pia (September 2020)
Ivo Pinto
Dinamo Zagrep (August 2020)
Leixoes (August 2020)
Pelé (Guinea-Bissau)
(on loan from AS Monaco)
Filipe Augusto (Brazil)Filipe Augusto (Brazil)
Diego Lopes (Brazil)Diego Lopes (Brazil)
Nikolan Jambor (Croatia)Nikolan Jambor (Croatia)
Murilo (Brazil)
Estoril (September 2020)
Ryotaro Meshino (Japan)
(on loan from Manchester City)
Bruno MoreiraBruno Moreira
Nuno Santos
Sportin CP (August 2020)
Carlos ManeCarlos Mane
Tomislav Strkalj (CRO)
Tondela (September 2019)
Gelson Dala (Angola)
Sporting CP (January 2020)
Gelson Dala (Angola)
Ahmed Said (GHA)
Lokeren (September 2019)
Gabrielzinho (BRA)
Moreirense (January 2020)
Gabrielzinho (BRA)
Return Loan
Mehdi Taremi (Iran)
FC Porto (August 2020)
Ronan (BRA)
Tondela (January 2020)
Ronan (BRA)
Return Loan
Ali Musrati (Libya)
Vit. Guimaraes (January 2020)
Vit. Guimaraes (July 2020)

Top Scorers 2019/2020

Nuno Santos221
Mehdi Taremi1811
Filipe Agusto 411
Diego Lopes 61
Tarantini 311
Bruno Moreira 3
Carlos Mane 1
Lucas Piazon21
Matheus Reis 1
Gelson Dala 6
Own Goals1