Atlético Nacional

Colombian association football club

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.

Atlético Nacional
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Full nameClub Atlético Nacional S. A.
Nickname(s)Los Verdolagas (The Purslanes),
El Verde (The Green),
Rey de Copas (King of Cups),
El Verde de la Montaña (The Green from the Mountains),
El Verde Paisa (The Paisa Green),
El Siempre Verde (The Evergreen)
Founded7 March 1947; 73 years ago (1947-03-07)
GroundEstadio Atanasio Girardot
Medellín, Colombia
Ground Capacity40,043[1]
OwnerOrganización Ardila Lülle
ChairmanJuan David Pérez
ManagerJorge Almirón
LeagueCategoría Primera A
20181st, Apertura champions
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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

HistoryEdit

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.

HonorsEdit

National honoursEdit

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
Winners (3): 2012, 2013, 2016
Winners (2): 2012, 2016
Runners-up (3): 2014, 2015, 2018

International honoursEdit

Winners (2): 1989, 2016
Runners-up (1): 1995
Semifinals (2): 1990, 1991
Winners (2): 1998, 2000
Runners-up (3): 2002, 2014, 2016
Semifinals (1): 2003
Winners (2): 1989, 1995
Winners (1): 2017
Runners-up (1): 1990
Runners-up (1): 1989
Third Place (1): 2016

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 14 January 2018[2][3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

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

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

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

Affiliated teamsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://es.fifa.com/mm/document/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/01/52/19/97/fu20wcreportv2.pdf
  2. "JUGADORES A PRETEMPORADA - Atlético Nacional". www.atlnacional.com.co.
  3. "Colombia - Club Atlético Nacional SA - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.

Other websitesEdit