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Atlético Nacional
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Full name Club Atlético Nacional S. A.
Nickname(s) Los Verdolagas (The Purslanes),
Rey de Copas (King of Cups),
El Verde de la Montaña (The Green from the Mountains),
El Verde Paisa (The Paisa Green)
Founded 7 March 1947; 74 years ago (1947-03-07)
Ground Estadio Atanasio Girardot
Medellín, Colombia
Ground Capacity 40,043
Owner Organización Ardila Lülle
Chairman Juan David Pérez
Manager Jorge Almirón
League Categoría Primera A
2018 1st, Apertura champions
Third colours

Club Atlético Nacional S.A., also known as just Atlético Nacional, is a professional Colombian football team based in Medellín. They are one of the most successful and popular football teams in Colombia.

They play their home games at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium. They share the stadium with their local rivals, Independiente Medellin.  The club is one of only three teams to play in every first division tournament in Colombia. The other two teams are Millonarios and Santa Fe.


The team was founded on 7 March 1947 as Club Atletico Municipal De Medellin by Luis Alberto Villegas Lopez. Atletico Nacional is the club with the most fans in Colombia. Atlético Municipal changed to its current name, Atlético Nacional, in 1951.


National honours

Winners (16): 1954, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2005–I, 2007–I, 2007–II, 2011–I, 2013–I, 2013–II, 2014–I, 2015–II, 2017–I
Runners-up (10): 1955, 1965, 1971, 1974, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2002–I, 2004–I, 2004–II
  • Copa Colombia:
Winners (3): 2012, 2013, 2016
  • Superliga Colombiana:
Winners (2): 2012, 2016
Runners-up (3): 2014, 2015, 2018

International honours

Winners (2): 1989, 2016
Runners-up (1): 1995
Semifinals (2): 1990, 1991
  • Copa Merconorte: 4 appearances
Winners (2): 1998, 2000
Runners-up (3): 2002, 2014, 2016
Semifinals (1): 2003
  • Copa Interamericana: 2 appearances
Winners (2): 1989, 1995
  • Recopa Sudamericana: 2 appearances
Winners (1): 2017
Runners-up (1): 1990
Runners-up (1): 1989
Third Place (1): 2016
  • FIFA Fair Play Award: Awarded in 2016 for requesting CONMEBOL to award Chapecoense with the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title after the LaMia Flight 2933 crash.


First-team squad

No. Position Player
2 Colombia DF Daniel Bocanegra
3 Colombia DF Felipe Aguilar
4 Spain DF Gorka Elustondo
5 Colombia DF Andrés Perea
6 Colombia MF Raúl Loaiza
7 Colombia MF Gustavo Torres
8 Colombia MF Diego Arias
10 Colombia MF Macnelly Torres
11 Colombia FW Andrés Rentería (on loan from Querétaro)
12 Colombia DF Alexis Henríquez
15 Colombia MF Juan Pablo Nieto
16 Venezuela MF Ronaldo Lucena
19 Colombia DF Jackson Montaño
No. Position Player
20 Colombia MF Jeison Lucumí
21 Colombia MF Jhon Mosquera
23 Colombia DF Edwin Velasco
25 Colombia GK Christian Vargas
26 Colombia DF Carlos Cuesta
27 Colombia MF Edwin Valencia
29 Colombia MF Aldo Leão Ramírez (on loan from Atlas)
30 Colombia FW Arley Rodríguez
32 Colombia DF Christian Mafla
33 Colombia FW Hadier Borja
Panama DF Roderick Miller
Colombia FW Juan David Castañeda

Out on loan

No. Position Player
1 Colombia GK Cristian Bonilla (at La Equidad)
Colombia GK Camilo Vargas (at Deportivo Cali)
Colombia DF Cristian Cassiani (at Leones)
Colombia DF José Luis García (at Real Santander)
Colombia DF Tomás Maya (at Leones)
Colombia DF Esteban Morales (at Bogotá)
No. Position Player
Colombia DF Jeisson Palacios (at Atlético Bucaramanga)
Colombia MF Sherman Cárdenas (at LDU Quito)
Colombia MF Cristián Dajome (at América de Cali)
Colombia MF Julián Mendoza (at Real Cartagena)
Colombia MF Juan Pablo Ramírez (at Deportivo Pasto)
Colombia MF John Henry Sánchez (at Leones)

Affiliated teams

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