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Atlético Goianiense
Atlético Clube Goianiense logo.svg
Full name Atlético Clube Goianiense
Nickname(s) Dragão (The Dragon)
Founded 2 April 1937; 87 years ago (1937-04-02)
Stadium Antônio Accioly
Ground Capacity 12.500
President Adson Batista
Head coach Jair Ventura
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Goiano
Série A, 18th of 20 (relegated)
Goiano, 1st of 12 (champions)
Third colors

Atlético Clube Goianiense, usually known as Atlético Goianiense or just as Atlético, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Goiânia, capital city of the Brazilian state of Goiás.

Atlético Goianiense is the oldest Goiânia city football club. The club is the first team of its state to win a national competition, which was the Série C. Atlético Goianiense made a comeback to Brazil's top level Série A in 2010 after a 23-year absence. In 2016, Atlético Goianiense won the title of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B for the first time.


On 2 April 1937, Nicanor Gordo and Joaquim Veiga founded the club, starting football in the newly founded city of Goiânia. Gordo and Veiga left the newly founded club in 1938, and joined Goiânia EC, which was another new club.

In 1944, the club competed in the first Campeonato Goiano, which was also the first official football championship in the state, and was contested between five clubs from Goiânia. The other teams were Goiânia, Vila Nova, Goiás and Campinas. Atlético Goianiense won the competition for its first title. In 1957, the club won the state championship without losing a match, also winning the Torneio dos Invictos, played in the same year.

In 1971, the team won the Torneio da Integração Nacional, beating Ponte Preta in the final. In 1990, after defeating América Mineiro in the penalty shootout, Atlético Goianiense won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.

In 2003, Atlético Goianiense finished in the state championship's last place, and was relegated to the following year's second division. In 2005, the club won the Goiás State Championship Second Division, being promoted to the following year's First Division. In 2006, the club finished in second place in the Goiás State Championship First Level, and returned to Serie C. In 2007, they became state champion for the first time in 19 years. The following year, they won the Serie C and were promoted to the 2009 Serie B. In the 2009 Serie B, Goianiense had a good season, finishing fourth and being promoted to the Serie A, for the first time since 1986, and going through four promotions in five years.

In their first season back in Serie A the club finished in 16th place and barely avoided relegation, only finishing above Vitoria on head to head results and sending them down with a 0–0 draw on the last matchday. Although the club barely avoided relegation, highlights of this season were beating third-placed team Corinthians twice, (3–1, 4–3) and two 3-0 victories against Palmeiras.

The 2011 season was better, with the club finishing 13th and qualifying for the 2012 Copa Sudamericana. They were involved in a relegation battle early into the season, but five straight wins in August steered the club away from relegation, and the club ended the season with a big 5–1 victory against America. That season they also won back-to-back state leagues.

In the 2012 Copa Sudamericana, the club was eliminated by Universidad Católica on away goals rule. In the league, the club was relegated and finished 19th.

The club's greatest achievement was in 2016, when they won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B with two rounds to go.

The club's best international participation was in the 2022 Copa Sudamericana, where they had to play their matches at Estádio Serra Dourada because their main stadium did not meet CONMEBOL requirements. The club qualified for the tournament after finishing 9th in the 2021 Serie A. It was drawn into group F, topping the group with four wins out of six games. In the round of 16, they eliminated three-time Libertadores champions Club Olimpia on penalties, then in the quarter finals eliminated Uruguayan club Nacional 4–0 on aggregate to set up a semi-final with another South American powerhouse, São Paulo. In the first leg on 1 September, Goianiense won 3–1. In the return leg at Estadio Morumbi, São Paulo won 2-0 and tied the aggregate series, sending the match into penalties, where São Paulo won 4-2 and advanced to the final. In the Copa do Brasil the club also had their best ever participation, reaching the quarter finals and being eliminated by finalists Corinthians 4–3 on aggregate. They also won their sixteenth state championship this season, but in the Campeonato Brasileiro the club was not able to replicate the continental success and were relegated again.



1990, 2008
  • Torneio da Integração Nacional: 1


  • Torneio Goiás-Maranhão: 1


  • Campeonato Goiano: 18
1944, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1970, 1985, 1988, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Copa Goiás: 2
1968, 1998
  • Campeonato Goiano Second Division: 1


Match between Atlético Goianense and Corinthians.

The club plays its home matches at Estádio Antônio Accioly, which has a maximum capacity of approximately 12,000 people. Instead the club has plans to make his own modern arena for more than 15,000 to replace Antônio Accioly Stadium.

Atlético Goianiense's training center is called CT Urias Magalhães. Atlético Goianiense has another training ground for youth players at the city of Aparecida de Goiânia.

Club's colors

Atlético's usual home colors

The club's colors are red and black. It is composed of a red and black horizontal striped shirt, white short and red and black horizontal striped socks.

Symbols and anthem

Atlético Goianiense's mascot is a red dragon symbolizing the club. The club is nicknamed Dragão, meaning Dragon. The flag is similar to the club's home kit, with red and black horizontal stripes, and the logo in the center.

Atlético's official anthem was composed by Joaquim Jayme, however, there is another, non-official, anthem.

Current squad

First team squad

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Eduardo
Brazil GK Emerson Júnior (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil GK Pedro Rangel (on loan from Fluminense)
Brazil GK Ronaldo
Brazil DF Adriano Martins
Brazil DF Alix Vinicius
Brazil DF Igor Ribeiro
Brazil DF Luiz Felipe (on loan from Santos)
Brazil DF Mateus Macedo
Brazil DF Pedro Henrique
Brazil DF Bruno Tubarão
Brazil DF Guilherme Romão
Brazil DF Maguinho
Colombia DF Yeferson Rodallega (on loan from Envigado)
Brazil MF Breno Santos
Brazil MF Gabriel Baralhas (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil MF Gustavo Campanharo (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil MF Lucas Kal
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Rhaldney
Brazil MF Roni (on loan from Corinthians)
Chile MF Ángelo Araos
Brazil MF Danielzinho (on loan from Fluminense)
Brazil MF Gustavo Almeida
Brazil MF Shaylon
Uruguay FW Alejo Cruz
Brazil FW Daniel
Brazil FW Derek
Uruguay FW Emiliano Rodríguez (on loan from Boston River)
Brazil FW Gabriel Barros (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil FW Geovane
Brazil FW Luiz Fernando
Colombia FW Mateo Zuleta (on loan from Leones)
Brazil FW Max (on loan from Sampaio Corrêa-RJ)
Brazil FW Vágner Love
Colombia FW Yony González

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Brazil DF Arthur Henrique (at São Bernardo until 30 November 2024)
Brazil DF Heron (at CRB until 30 November 2024)
Brazil DF Guilherme (at Iporá until 30 September 2024)
Brazil DF Lucas Gazal (at Mirassol until 30 November 2024)
Brazil DF Renan Silva (at Iporá until 30 September 2024)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Thiago Medeiros (at Flamengo until 31 December 2024)
Brazil FW Airton (at Guarani until 30 November 2024)
Brazil FW Léo Pereira (at CRB until 30 April 2024)
Brazil FW Thayllon (at Chapecoense until 30 November 2024)

First-team staff

Position Name
Head coach Jair Ventura
Assistant manager Emilio Faro
Assistant manager Luciano Deitos
Assistant manager Anderson Gomes
Football supervisor Júnior Mortosa
Fitness coach Jorge Soter
Fitness coach Diego Inácio
Goalkeeping coach Nonô Cerqueira
Goalkeeping coach Francis de Castro
Analyst Antônio Macedo
Doctor Avimar Teodoro
Physiotherapist Bruno Braz
Physiotherapist Robson Porto
Physiologist José Carlos Junior
Masseuse Matheus Alves
Masseuse Charles Marcelino
Kit man Alex Sandro
Kit man Antonio Francisco
Dragão TV Paulo Marcos
Security Marcelão
Security Carioca

Head coaches

  • Brazil Arthur Neto (2006–2007)
  • Brazil Edson Gaúcho (2007)
  • Brazil Flávio Lopes (2007–2008)
  • Brazil Zé Teodoro (Feb 2008 – Dec 2008)
  • Brazil Mauro Fernandes (May 2008 – 2009)
  • Brazil Paulo César Gusmão (2009)
  • Brazil Mauro Fernandes (2009)
  • Brazil Arthur Neto (2009–2010)
  • Brazil Geninho (2010)
  • Brazil Roberto Fernandes (2010)
  • Brazil René Simões (2010–2011)
  • Brazil Paulo César Gusmão (2011)
  • Brazil Jairo Araújo (interim) (2011)
  • Brazil Hélio dos Anjos (Aug 2011–2012)
  • Brazil Jairo Araújo (interim) (2012)
  • Brazil Adílson Batista (2012)
  • Brazil Hélio dos Anjos (2012)
  • Brazil Jairo Araújo (interim) (2012)
  • Brazil Arthur Neto (2012)
  • Brazil Jairo Araújo (2012–2013)
  • Brazil Waldemar Lemos (2013)
  • Brazil René Simões (2013)
  • Brazil Paulo César Gusmão (2013)
  • Brazil Gilberto Pereira (2013)
  • Brazil Marcelo Martelotte (2014)
  • Brazil Hélio dos Anjos (2014)
  • Japan Wagner Lopes (2014)
  • Brazil Marcelo Chamusca (2015)
  • Brazil João Paulo Sanches (interim) (2015)
  • Brazil Marcelo Martelotte (2015)
  • Brazil Gilberto Pereira (interim) (2015)
  • Brazil Jorginho (2015)
  • Brazil Gilberto Pereira (2015)
  • Japan Wagner Lopes (2016)
  • Brazil Marcelo Cabo (2016–2017)
  • Brazil Doriva (2017)
  • Brazil João Paulo Sanches (2017–2018)
  • Japan Wagner Lopes (2018–2019)
  • Brazil Eduardo Barroca (2019)

See also

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