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Atletico Madrid Football


Full NameClub Atletico de Madrid

Nick NameLos Colchoneros (The Mattress Makers), Los Rojiblancos (The Red and Whites)


GroundWanda Metropolitano

Team Owner(s)Miguel Ángel Gil Marín and Enrique Cerezo, Idan Ofer (Quantum Pacific), Wang Jianlin (Wanda Group)

Prominent PlayersAntoine Griezmann, Diego Costa, Jan Oblak, Saul Niguez


Héctor Miguel Herrera López Mexico Right 30
Yannick Ferreira Carrasco Belgium Both 27
Saul Niguez Spain Left 26
Álvaro García Segovia Spain - 20
Óscar Clemente Mues Spain Left 21
Vitolo Spain Right 31
Marcos Llorente Spain Right 25
Koke Spain Right 28
Rodrigo Riquelme Reche Spain Right 20
Antonio Moya Vega Spain Right 22
Thomas Partey Ghana Right 27
Thomas Lemar France Left 25
Sergio Camello Pérez Spain Right 19
Alvaro Morata Spain Right 28
João Félix Sequeira Portugal Right 21
Germán Valera Karabinaite Spain Left 18
Ivan Šaponjić Serbia Right 23
Ángel Martín Correa Argentina Right 25
Diego Costa Spain Right 32
Darío Poveda Romera Spain Right 23
Jan Oblak Slovenia Right 27
Antonio Adan Spain Left 33
Alejandro dos Santos Ferreira Brazil Right 21
Axel Werner Argentina Right 24
Ricard Sánchez Sendra Spain Right 20
José Giménez Uruguay Right 25
Renan Augusto Lodi dos Santos Brazil Left 22
Santiago Arias Colombia Right 28
Kieran Trippier England Right 30
Mario Hermoso Canseco Spain Left 25
Sime Vrsaljko Croatia Right 28
Stefan Savic Montenegro Right 29
Manuel Sánchez De La Peña Spain Left 20
Felipe Augusto de Almeida Monteiro Brazil Right 31

Atletico Madrid History

Club Atlético de Madrid, commonly or more popularly known as Atletico Madrid is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. The club plays in La Liga, the top tier football league of Spain.

On 26 April 1903, three Basque students from Madrid laid the foundations of a football club known as Athletic Club Sucursal de Madrid. The club started playing in blue and white shirts, slowly moving to the red and white kit, world-renowned today.The red and white shirts gave them the nickname “Colchoneros”.


In 1921, Atletico Madrid won their first title, The Federation Regional Championship and From here on they never looked back challenging the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid for years to come.

Atletico Madrid Stadium - Wanda Metropolitano

Atletico Madrid v Malaga - La Liga

Athletico Madrid have played in 3 stadiums since the club’s formation in 1903. They initially played at the Ronda de Vallecas till 1923 and then they moved to Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid.

In 1966, the Vicente Calderon was ready and Atletico Madrid played its home matches from 1966 to 2017 in it. The stadium with a capacity of 54,907 spectators, saw Atletico reaching 3 Champions League finals with the huge home support of the Vicente Calderon.

Atletico Madrid made a move in 2017 to a newly renovated Wanda Metropolitano their new home ground. This stadium in Madrid has a capacity of hosting 67,829 spectators. The UEFA Champions League 2019 final between Liverpool and Tottenham was held in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium of Madrid.

Atletico Madrid Logo

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal FC  - UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg

Atletico Madrid has seen 11 crests in its long footballing history. The crest/badge features the key elements of the city of Madrid: a bear and a 'Madroño'(strawberry) tree enclosed within an enclosure of 7 stars. The crest also has red and white stripes, signifying the home colours of the club.

Atletico Madrid Manager - Diego Simeone

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Valladolid CF - La Liga

Diego Simeone took charge of Atletico Madrid as a manager back in 2011. The former Argentine played as a midfielder back in his days and is also known as El Cholo by many. Under Simeone’s guidance and management, Atletico Madrid have won 1 La Liga, 1 Copa Del Rey, 2 UEFA Europa Leagues, 2 UEFA Super Cups and have reached the finals of the Champions League twice.  

Atletico Mardrid Trophies

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - UEFA Super Cup

Facing stiff competition from Other big clubs of Spain, Atletico Madrid have created an identity for themselves over the years. The Rojiblancos have won the La Liga as well as the Copa del Rey 10 times each. Atletico Madrid have also been the winners of the Europa League thrice and runners-up of the Champions League three times. 

Atletico Madrid La Liga Titles (10)

Club Atletico De Madrid Celebrates La Liga Title

1940’s1940-41, 1949-50
1960’s1965-66, 1969-70
1970’s1972-73, 1976-77

Atletico Madrid Copa Del Rey Titles (10)

Atletico de Madrid Celebrate Winning Copa del Rey

1970’s1971-72, 1975-76
1990’s1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96

Atletico Madrid Europa League Titles (3)

S. NoAtletico Madrid Europa League TitlesRunner - Ups
22012Athletic Bilbao

Atletico Madrid Nickname

Atletico Madrid have been given various nicknames by the Spanish supporters and fans. They are known as Los Colchoneros (The Mattress Makers), Los Rojiblancos (The Red and Whites) as well as Los Indios (The Indians). Atletico Madrid came to be known as the Mattress Makers because their red and white striped jerseys closely resembled the general colour of Spanish mattresses at that time.

Atletico Madrid Top Scorer

Jose Luis Aragones Suarez

Spain v Russia - Group D Euro 2008

José Luis Aragonés Suárez is Atletico Madrid’s all-time top goal scorer. The Spanish forward played at Atletico Madrid for 10 years and in his 265 appearances for the club, Luis scored an impressive 172 goals. Even 45 years after his retirement, his achievement stands strong in the record books of the club.

The Madrid Derby 

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF La Liga

One of the biggest rivalries in Spain, the Madrid derby, is one of the most awaited matches in Spanish football. Atletico Madrid face Real Madrid in the Madrid derby. Both teams hail from Madrid, with Atletico Madrid coming from the southern part of Madrid and Real Madrid coming from the northern part of the city.

Atletico Madrid have had 14 winless years against Real Madrid till the 2012-13 season. This streak ended with Atletico Madrid beating Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu for the Copa Del Rey title.

Atletico Madrid Training Ground 

Paris Saint Germain v Club Atletico de Madrid Pre Machday Activity

Ciudad Deportiva Atlético de Madrid is the official training ground of Atletico Madrid. Located in Majadahonda, 20kms west of Madrid, the training centre was officially opened in 1995. This training centre is also home to Atletico Madrid B side.

Atletico Madrid Transfer Ban


Back in 2016, Atletico Madrid were handed out a transfer ban, banning them from participating in 2 consecutive transfer windows for the violation of Article 19 of the FIFA regulations. This article deals with the signing of under-age players of other nationalities to prevent the violation of their rights.

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