Atlético Madrid facts for kids
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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.
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.
- 1903-1939 Athletic Club de Madrid
- 1939-1941 Athletic Aviación
- 1941-1946 Atlético Aviación
- 1946-present Club Atlético de Madrid
- La Liga : 10
- 1939/40, 1940/41, 1949/50, 1950/51, 1965/66, 1969/70, 1972/73, 1976/77, 1995/96, 2013/14
- Copa del Rey (Kings Cup) : 10
- 1959–60, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1971–72, 1975–76, 1984–85, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1995–96, 2012–13
- Supercopa de España (Spanish Super Cup) : 2
- 1985, 2014
- Intercontinental Cup : 1
- UEFA Cup Winners Cup : 1
- UEFA Europa League : 2
- 2009–10, 2011–12
- UEFA Super Cup : 1
- 2010, 2012
- Intercontinental Cup: 1
Images for kids
Helenio Herrera won two Liga titles as Atlético manager.
Luis Aragonés, Atlético's top scorer of all time, four-time club manager and most successful manager
Radomir Antić managed Atlético in three stints during the ownership of Jesús Gil, winning a league and cup double in 1996.
Diego Forlán scored 32 La Liga goals for Atlético in 2008–09, making him the top scorer in Spain and Europe.
Radamel Falcao celebrating the club's win in the 2012 UEFA Europa League Final, in which he scored twice
Diego Simeone, coach since 23 December 2011
Atlético players with kits stating "Azerbaijan Land of Fire"
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