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Atletico Madrid are a Spanish club based in Madrid that competes in La Liga. They play their home games in the Civitas metropolitan Stadium and are commonly referred to as ‘Los Colchoneros’ which means the mattresses in english. 

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Atletico Madrid History

Atletico Madrid has a rich history of success, having won numerous domestic and international titles throughout their existence. One of the most notable periods in Atletico Madrid’s history was in the 1960s, when the team won La Liga in 1966 and reached the European Cup Final in 1974. The team was led by legendary players such as Luis Aragones, Adelardo Rodriguez, and Jose Eulogio Garate.

Another successful period for the club was in the early 2010s when they won La Liga in 2014 and reached the UEFA Champions League final in 2014 and 2016. The team was led by Diego Simeone, who is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the club’s history. 

Who Owns Atletico Madrid

The current owner of Atletico Madrid is Miguel Angel Gil Martin.. HIs father Jesus Gil was the former president of ATletico Madrid who introduced Miguel into the administration in 1993. IN 2004 Jesus Gil died and Miguel became the majority shareholder of the club. 

Atletico Madrid Manager

Atletico Madrid’s current manager is Diego Simeone. Diego Simoene is an Argentinian manager who spent the majority of his early career managing various Argentinian clubs before joining Atletico Madrid in 2011. He won the Europa League in his first season, the Copa Del Rey in his 2nd and the La Liga in his 3rd. Diego Simeone has established himself as one the best managers and continues to manage Atletico Madrid. He has helped the club to 2 Champions League finals despite never winning it yet and multiple other trophies.

Biggest Atletico Madrid Transfers

Being one of the top teams in La Liga they have as a result made some very expensive signings. These are the most expensive arrivals:

  • Joao Felix from Benfica for £127.20m
  • Thomas Lemar from Monaco for £72.00m
  • Diego Costa from Chelsea for £60.00m
  • Radamel Falcao from FC Porto for £40.00m
  • Vitolo from Sevillla for £35.60m

They have also had some very good sales in recent times such as:

  • Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona for £120.00m
  • Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich for £80.00m
  • Rodri to Manchester City for £70.00m
  • Thomas Partey and Matheus Cunha to Arsenal and Wolves for £50.00m
  • Radamel Falcao to Monaco for £43.00m

Atletico Madrid Drama

In the 1990s when Atletcio Madrid turned the football club into a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva (SOD), which is essentially a form of public limited company that aims to help clubs improve financial management and transparency. However in the case of Atletico Madrid this was ruled as a case of embezzlement. However the Supreme court suspended the intended prison sentence and restitution of shares on the basis of the extinction of charges after 5 years. To this day there remains controversy over the clubs financial situation with many opposition fans referencing as they see it as an unfair decision. 

Who Plays For Atletico Madrid Now

Atletico Madrid have a much older and more experienced side than many other teams in the league. Their squad has a defence full of quality players such as Oblak, Gimenez, Hermoso, Soyuncu, Savic, Reinildo, Gala, Molina and Azpilicueta.

Their midfield is full of incredibly hard working players such as Witsel, De Paul, Llorente, Koke, Saul and Lemar. Their attack is also full of quality and depth with many exciting players such as Carrasco, Riquelme, Correa, Felix, Griezmann, Morata and Memphis Depay. 

What Have Atletico Madrid Won

Atletico Madrid along with Athletic Bilbao are the most successful teams in SPain outside of Barcelona and Real madrid. They are also the most recent team to win La Liga outside of these two teams. Throughout their history they have won 11 La Ligas which makes them the 3rd most successful team, 3 UEFA Supercups, 3 Europa Leagues, 1 Cup Winners Cup, 10 Copa Del Reys, 2 Spanish Super Cups, 1 Intercontinental Cups and 1 Spanish 2nd Tier Championships. They have also finished runners-up in the Champions LLeague 3 times but have never won the competition. 

Atletico Madrid 2023/24 Season Predictions

Atletico Madrid have a great manager and a great squad and will definitely push and most likely qualify for the Champions League. However we do not believe they will win the title due to the strength of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Another Champions League finish and compelling cup runs in the domestic cups and Champions League will be what Atletico Madrid will be aiming to do this season.

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