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Atletico Madrid: Players, Squads, Achievements and Future

Overview of Atletico Madrid

The Spanish club Atletico Madrid has been one of the most celebrated and widely known football clubs across the world for years. Their enthralling history of major trophies won at the highest level of Spanish football gives them one of the top places in European football.

What makes the club unique and distinctive from other clubs is the way it has been operated and run by the club’s management and concerned hierarchy since its establishment.

Atletico Madrid Club History

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Atletico Madrid is a club from the Spanish top-tier football league named as La Liga. The club was established in the year 1903. The team is based in Spain’s Madrid City. Though infamously known by the name of Atletico Madrid, the club was renamed Atletico de Madrid in the year 1946. The club’s biggest rival is considered to be their La Liga opponent Real Madrid. The match between both sides is infamously termed as El Derbi Madrileno.

The Spanish team has been one of the most consistent performers when it comes to the top clubs withstanding in the footballing world as of now. They have been able to hold on to their status as one of the most prestigious clubs at the highest level by maintaining several decent streaks of performances in the last few decades or so.

Top Players

Some of Atletico Madrid’s top players include Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann, and Memphis Depay. The La Liga side has been blessed with talented players in their lineup much to the credit of their scouting process over the years.

While Alvaro Morata has been a consistent goal-scorer for them in recent times, Memphis Depay has chipped in with important goals since his arrival at the club. On the other hand, the French forward Antoine Griezmann remains one of the x-factors for the club in their crucial matches.

Atletico Madrid Players and Squad 2023-2024

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Atletico Madrid Players | Image Credit: X

The Spain club bolsters a squad full of talented and vibrant players from different parts of the world. Over the years many great players have featured for the La Liga team. The club also have a rich history of several youth players playing for them and going to be the next big thing in world football.

Here we take a look at the most recent squad of players that the club has at its disposal:

Current Squad Size – 25 players

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Jan OblakJose Maria GimenezMarcus LlorenteSamuel Lino
Horatiu MoldovanMario HermosoArthur VermeeranRodrigo Riquelme
Axel WitselPablo BarriosMarcus Paulo
Stefan SavicRodrigo De PaulVitolo
Reinildo MandavaKokeAngel Correa
Gabriel PaulistaSaul NiguezAntoine Griezmann
Cesar AzpilicuetaThomas LeymarAlvaro Morata
Nahuel MolinaMemphis Depay

Atletico Madrid Records and Achievements

Atletico Madrid Players Lifting Trophy
Atletico Madrid Players Lifting La Liga 2020-2021 Title | Image Credit: Evening Standard

Atletico Madrid has accounted for 11 La Liga titles and 10 Copa Del Rey trophies since its establishment at the highest level of Spanish football. They have been the six-time winner of the UEFA Super Cup and have three Europa League trophies to their name. They were also the Cup Winners Champions for the year 1961-1962.

The club has also been a three-time winner of the Spanish Super Cup till now. They have been three times runner up in the history of their Champions League participation so far. All in all the club has accounted for 34 major trophies since its origin including several other titles won by them at the domestic and international level.

La Liga Standings

Here is the list of years when Atletico Madrid has won their tally of 11 La Liga titles:

CompetitionNumber of WinsSeasons
La Liga111939-40,
1940-41,
1949-50,
1950-51,
1965-66,
1969-70,
1972-73,
1976-77,
1995-96,
2013-14,
2020-21


Atletico Madrid’s Future Goals

Despite being the winners of quite a few La Liga titles in the past, Atletico Madrid would want to win it again in the times ahead. The club holds a rich legacy in terms of Spanish football and is considered one of the probable contenders for the title whenever a new season starts. They are currently sitting in the fourth spot in the 2023-2024 La Liga table with Champions League qualification well within their reach. However, the club would be aiming to push up the table towards those top two spots in the future.

Although they have qualified for the Champions League quite a few times in recent years, never been able to go on and win the tournament despite being runner-ups on several occasions. The club’s hierarchy would be willing to win the trophy in the upcoming seasons to add to their Silverware tally.

When one comes to other domestic competitions like Copa del Rey, Atletico Madrid has a rich history. Alongside serving their candidature for the La Liga and Champions League titles, the team would also want to do well in all the domestic competitions they feature in and cement their dominance in Spain’s top-flight football industry.

FAQS

Q1. What are Atletico Madrid fans called?

The fans of the La Liga club Atletico Madrid are known as ‘Los Colchoneroes’. The set of supporters is well renowned for the iconic atmosphere that they create inside the stadium during the match days.

Q2. Who are Atletico Madrid’s biggest rivals?

Real Madrid are the biggest rivals of Atletico Madrid. The clash between both the giants of Spanish football is infamously known as El Derbi Madrileno.

Q3. How many trophies has Atletico Madrid won?

Atletico Madrid has won 11 La Liga titles and 10 Copa Del Rey trophies since its establishment at the highest level of Spanish football. They have been the six-time winner of the UEFA Super Cup and have three Europa League trophies to their name. They were also the Cup Winners Champions for the year 1961-1962. The club has also been a three-time winner of the Spanish Super Cup till now. All in all the club has accounted for 34 major trophies since its origin

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