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),
Rey de Copas (King of Cups),
El Verde de la Montaña (The Green from the Mountains),
El Verde Paisa (The Paisa Green)
Founded7 March 1947; 75 years ago (1947-03-07)
GroundEstadio Atanasio Girardot
Medellín, Colombia
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 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 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


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. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   Colombia Daniel Bocanegra
3 DF   Colombia Felipe Aguilar
4 DF   Spain Gorka Elustondo
5 DF   Colombia Andrés Perea
6 MF   Colombia Raúl Loaiza
7 MF   Colombia Gustavo Torres
8 MF   Colombia Diego Arias
10 MF   Colombia Macnelly Torres
11 FW   Colombia Andrés Rentería (on loan from Querétaro)
12 DF   Colombia Alexis Henríquez
15 MF   Colombia Juan Pablo Nieto
16 MF   Venezuela Ronaldo Lucena
19 DF   Colombia Jackson Montaño
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   Colombia Jeison Lucumí
21 MF   Colombia Jhon Mosquera
23 DF   Colombia Edwin Velasco
25 GK   Colombia Christian Vargas
26 DF   Colombia Carlos Cuesta
27 MF   Colombia Edwin Valencia
29 MF   Colombia Aldo Leão Ramírez (on loan from Atlas)
30 FW   Colombia Arley Rodríguez
32 DF   Colombia Christian Mafla
33 FW   Colombia Hadier Borja
DF   Panama Roderick Miller
FW   Colombia 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. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Colombia Cristian Bonilla (at La Equidad)
GK   Colombia Camilo Vargas (at Deportivo Cali)
DF   Colombia Cristian Cassiani (at Leones)
DF   Colombia José Luis García (at Real Santander)
DF   Colombia Tomás Maya (at Leones)
DF   Colombia Esteban Morales (at Bogotá)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   Colombia Jeisson Palacios (at Atlético Bucaramanga)
MF   Colombia Sherman Cárdenas (at LDU Quito)
MF   Colombia Cristián Dajome (at América de Cali)
MF   Colombia Julián Mendoza (at Real Cartagena)
MF   Colombia Juan Pablo Ramírez (at Deportivo Pasto)
MF   Colombia John Henry Sánchez (at Leones)

Affiliated teamsEdit


  1. "Technical Report and Statistics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-04-28. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  2. "JUGADORES A PRETEMPORADA - Atlético Nacional". 3 August 2011.
  3. "Colombia - Club Atlético Nacional SA - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway".

Other websitesEdit