Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid football Club History

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Atletico Madrid is one of the biggest Spanish football clubs even that its existence most of the time have been foreshadowed by the giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Club Atletico de Madrid, which is the full name atletico madrid vs barcelona, has played the role of the little brother to Real Madrid and being the team that always strive to upset the order. The club has also been notorious for a remarkable high incidence of sacked managers.

Basic facts

  • Founded: 1903
  • Country: Spain
  • City: Madrid

Home grounds

  • Campo de O’Donnell (1913–1923)
  • Stadium Metropolitano (1923–1966)
  • Estadio Vicente Calderón (1966–2017)
  • Wanda Metropolitano (2017–)

Main trophies

  • La Liga: 10
  • Copa del Rey: 10
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1
  • UEFA Europa League: 2

Prominent players

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Formation Of Atletico Madrid

The club was founded in 1903 atletico madrid players, under the name of Athletic Club de Madrid. Its founders atletico madrid ownership history, three Basque students living in Madrid when was atlético madrid founded, considered the club a youth branch of Athletic Bilbao. The club first shirts with blue and white shirts were probably inspired by Blackburn Rovers.

Eight years later they would change to red and white shirt and this time by the influence of Southampton. The heritage from the first kit lives on with the blue shorts.

Following the end of the Spain civil war in 1939 atletico madrid trophies under simeone, Athletic was merged with a Zaragoza football club founded the same year atlético madrid wikipedia, Aviación Nacional. The new club was named Athletic Aviación de Madrid.

The merger quickly proved successfulatletico madrid results, as Athletic Aviación managed to win its first La Liga in 1940 and defend the title in 1941. In 1947 atletico madrid vs barcelona, the club changed its name for the final time; it was henceforth known by its current name of Club Atletico de Madrid.

The 50s started off well for Atletico Madrid atletico madrid players, as the club won two more La Liga titles under the leadership of the Argentine Helenio Herrera.

After his departure in 1953 atletico madrid ownership history, however when was atlético madrid founded, the club had to settle for being the third best club in the country for the rest of the decade atletico madrid trophies under simeone, behind the untouchable Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The next two decades were dominated by a fierce rivalry between two Madrid clubs atlético madrid wikipedia, Real and Atletico. With both clubs enjoying their primesatletico madrid results, the Madrid derby was seen as a fight between the wealthy citizens and the working class.

During these two decades atletico madrid vs barcelona, Atletico managed to win four La Ligas (1966 atletico madrid players, 1970 atletico madrid vs barcelona atletico madrid ownership history, 1973 atletico madrid players and 1977) when was atlético madrid founded, five Copa del Rey trophies (1960 atletico madrid trophies under simeone, 1961 atlético madrid wikipedia, 1965atletico madrid results, 1972 atletico madrid vs barcelona, 1976) and a Cup Winners’ Cup in 1962.

The Diego Simeone Era

Diego Simeone’s appointment as head coach in 2011 saw the club return to its former paths of glory without really big stars, but with the idea of collectivism.

Under his leadership atletico madrid ownership history, the club won a Europa League in 2012 when was atlético madrid founded, and followed it up with a Copa del Rey in 2013 and its tenth La Liga in 2014.

After the team’s victory in the UEFA Super Cup 2018, Simeone became the most successful manager in the club’s history.

The club’s missing trophy is that of the Champions League. Athletico has been close to win it, being runners-up in 2013–14 and 2015–16 plus reaching the semi-finals in 2016–17.

The Animals

Under the management of Juan Carlos Lorenzo 1973 atletico madrid players–1975atletico madrid results, Atletico would be granted the ill sounding nickname “animals”. The nicknamed came after the European Cup semi-final against Celtic.

Atletico achieved a goalless away draw atletico madrid vs barcelona, but the match is more remembered for Atletico’s method of winning atletico madrid players, which resulted in three Atletico players sent off atletico madrid ownership history, most of the other players seeing yellow cards and the opponents were given 51 free kicks.

Atletico would after a win in the second leg advance to the final and there face Bayern Munich. It all ended with a victory for the Germans.

The club had to wait until 1987 and Jesús Gil’s appointment for president for its next rise to prominence. Even though Gil started spending large amounts of money on big name signings, his ruthless philosophy of changing the coaches at a rapid rate did not yield results right away.

After having to settle for two Copa del Rey titles in 1991 and 1992 atletico madrid trophies under simeone, Atletico finally won its long-awaited ninth La Liga in 1996 atlético madrid wikipedia, following it up with another Copa del Rey trophy.

Gil’s reign came to an end in 2000, due to many lawsuits against him and the club’s board. With a number of financial issues surrounding the club, Atletico was relegated the same year.

First La Liga Title

During their first season atletico madrid players, Athletic Aviación won their first-ever La Liga title. They finished top of the league with 29 points. Sevilla secured a second-place finish atletico madrid ownership history, with 28 points.

Athletic Aviación won a second consecutive La Liga title the following season. They finished first with 33 points scoring a whopping 70 goals from 22 games. Club striker when was atlético madrid founded, Prudencio Sánchez Fernández (Pruden) atletico madrid trophies under simeone, ended the season as the top scorer atlético madrid wikipedia, scoring 33 goals.

In 1947atletico madrid results, the Madrid club eventually endorsed the name Club Atletico de Madrid. The Los Colchoneros defeated their city rivals Real Madrid by 5-0 the same year. It remains their biggest win over their rivals to date.

The Rise Of Atletico Madrid

Under the management of Helenio Herrera atletico madrid vs barcelona, Atletico Madrid secured two additional league titles in 1950 and 1951. Two years later atletico madrid players, Herrera left the club atletico madrid ownership history, and they could not deliver at the same level.

As the years went by when was atlético madrid founded, La Liga was dominated mainly by rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The Los Colchoneros were able to take revenge on Real by defeating them in two consecutive Copa del Rey finals.

The first final took place in 1960 at the Santiago Bernabéu. Atletico Madrid won the final by defeating Real Madrid by 3-1. One year later atletico madrid trophies under simeone, both sides met again at the same stage of the competition. Atletico players produced a superb display to retain the Copa del Rey trophy. They won the match by 3-2.

Between 1960 and 1980 atlético madrid wikipedia, the Los Colchoneros won the La Liga title on four occasions. They came in 1966atletico madrid results, 1970 atletico madrid vs barcelona atletico madrid ownership history, 1973 atletico madrid players, and 1977. Atletico also finished as runners-up in La Liga a few times.

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