Rio Ave are a Portuguese football club based in the city of Aveiro. Established on 18 March 1912, they play in the Primeira Liga, the top tier of Portuguese football. The club’s home ground is the Estádio do Bonfim. Rio Ave have qualified for the UEFA Champions League twice, in 1995–96 and again in 2006–07. They reached the UEFA Europa League knockout stage in 2007–08. Rio Ave play their home matches in claret and blue colours.