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Atlético Madrid
Full name Club Atlético de Madrid
Founded 1903
Ground Wanda Metropolitano
Ground Capacity 67,703
Chairman Enrique Cerezo
Manager Diego Simeone
League La Liga
2017/18 2nd

Club Atlético de Madrid is a Spanish football team from Madrid, the capital city of Spain, that play in La Liga. They are managed by Diego Simeone and they play their home games at the Wanda Metropolitano. They have had famous players like Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godín, Jan Oblak, and Radamel Falcao.

In the number of titles, Atlético Madrid is the third most successful club in Spanish football, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Madrid Derby

Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are city rivals, because both are from Madrid. They compete each year in what is called the Madrid Derby. Until recently, Atlético Madrid had struggled in the derby, carrying a 14-year winless streak into the 2012–13 season. This ended on 17 May 2013 after Atlético beat their city rivals Real Madrid 2–1 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in the final of the 2012-13 Copa del Rey.


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Atlético striker Diego Costa
  • 1903-1939 Athletic Club de Madrid
  • 1939-1941 Athletic Aviación
  • 1941-1946 Atlético Aviación
  • 1946-present Club Atlético de Madrid


League position

Season League Position
2000/01 Segunda División 4th
2001/02 Segunda División 1st
2002/03 La Liga 11th
2003/04 La Liga 7th
2004/05 La Liga 11th
2005/06 La Liga 10th
2006/07 La Liga 7th
2007/08 La Liga 4th
2008/09 La Liga 4th

Former position

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