Atlético Madrid Football club is a Spanish Football club which plays in the La Liga League and is located in Madrid. It was founded on 26th April, 1901 and is enriched with a history of 114 years. Enrique Cerezo is the president of the Atlético Madrid Club. The club’s ownership is divided among 3 owners; Miguel Angel Gil Marin has 52% ownership, Enrique Cerezo has 20% ownership and lastly, Wang Jialin has 20% ownership. The club is playing in Vicente Calderon Stadium for a very long time.
Atlético Madrid’s Nicknames:
Atlético Madrid Football Club is famous for following nicknames:
- Colchoneros (The Matress Makers; as Spain is famous for making mattresses)
- Rojiblancos (The Red and White)
- Indios (The Indians)
Atlético Madrid’s Stadium:
Atlético Madrid has been playing in Vicente Calderon Stadium. Earlier, this stadium was known as Manzanares Stadium. IT is located in Arganzuela, Madrid, Spain. It has a capacity of 54,907 people at a time in the stadium. In 2003, this stadium became the first football stadium in Spain to attain a 5 star UEFA Elite stadium. Due to increasing number of spectators and a huge number of fans dying to see Atlético Madrid matches by them, the Club has decided to move into a bigger ground. So 2016 is the year when Atlético Madrid will move into La Peinta Stadium.
Atlético Madrid Badge:
Atlético Madrid’s badge has been modified many times since its formation. But currently it is in a pentagonal shape with a bear and tree surrounded by a blue boundary, with white stars, triangle at the top. The bottom consists of straight stripes of red and white color.
A Madrid Kit:
Atlético Madrid’s home kit is red and white and is sponsored by Plus500. This home kit’s manufacturers are Nike. The Kit consists of a red shirt with white stripes at the front, blue shorts and red socks.
A Madrid Honors and achievements:
Atlético Madrid is Spain’s 3rd most popular football club. Their honors and achievements are the fruit of their hard work and team work. Atlético Madrid football club has won:
- 10 La Liga Leagues
- 10 Copa Del Rey
- 2 Supercopas de Espana
- 1 Copa Eva Duarte
- 1 European Cup Winners Cup
- 2 Europa League
- 2 UEFA Super Cup
- 1 Intertoto Cup
- Intercontinental Cup
Besides all these great and marvelous achievements, Atlético Madrid has been runner ups many times in different football competitions.
A Madrid Sponsors and partners:
Many good names are associated with Atlético Madrid as sponsors and partners. Some of them are also discussed here. These are:
- Coca Cola
- Bein Sports
- Caixa Bank
- Roberto Verino
- Jimenez Dorado Autocares
- Viajes El corte jingles
A Madrid not only focuses on football but has started many other social and charity works, not only this, this club provides a huge range of facilitates to their lovers. Such as:
- Runs a football academy for the development and training of fresh players
- Provides membership for the fans
- Provides seasonal, occasional and membership discounts on tickets.
- Owns a museum which comprised of all those items and club’s related things which together made a golden history of this club.
- Have issued its official mobile app for the ease of their fans.
- Runs many international training projects for the footballers.
- Runs a store from where one can buy clothing items, accessories, souvenirs and a lot more!
Though Atlético Madrid comes at the 3rd ranking among the football clubs of Spain, but sooner or later this club is going to rock the whole world.