In this article you will find the important details about one of the top most and the current La Liga champion team Atletico Madrid. Know about basic details like history and big players’ names and their La Liga performances till date.
All You Want to Know about Atletico Madrid
Basic Details about Atletico Madrid
Full Name: Club Atletico de Madrid, SAD
Los Colchoneros – The Mattresses
Los Rojiblancos – The Red and Whites
Los Indios – The Indians
El Atleti – The Athletic
Founded on: 26th April, 1903
Home Ground: Vicente Calderon Stadium, Madrid
Capacity: 54, 960 Fans
President: Enrique Cerezo
Current Coach: Diego Simeone
Leagues Play in: La Liga
Official Website: clubatleticodemadrid.com
More about Atletico Madrid
Club Atletico de Madrid, SAD is better or popularly called Atletico de Madrid or just Atletico. It is one of the top Spanish professional football club which has base in Madrid and plays in the premier Spanish Football League, La Liga. Atletico Madrid was founded on 26th April, 1903 by three Basque students who were living in Madrid, Spain. These three students wanted their childhood team Athletic Bilbao team to be taken over by this team as they too have grown up now.
Over the years Atletico Madrid has been one of the major forces in the La Liga. The club has won the La Liga tournament ten times. This also includes a league and a cup double in 1996. In other major tournaments the Atletico Madrid has won the Copa del Rey 10 times, Supercopa de Espana twice and Copa Eva Duarte thrice. They won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1962 and became runners up in 1963 and in 1986. Atletico Madrid has also won the Europa League twice in 2010 and in 2012 and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010 and 2012 and also won the Intercontinental Cup in 1974.
Vicente Calderon is the home ground for the Atletico Madrid, which can host about 54, 960 fans. In 2016 the club is expected to move to their new home, Estadio La Peineta which will be having a fan capacity of 70, 000.
Atletico Madrid wears Red and White vertical striped shirts and blue shorts and blue and red socks. This combination has been used since 1911. The current kit is provided by Nike and Azerbaijan is their sponsors. Atletico de Madrid is also holds shares in the Indian Super League team Atletico de Kolkata.