Profile and Performance Records of Atletico Madrid Club

by on September 23, 2010
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Atletico Madrid club is the common name of Club Atletico de Madrid, S.A.D.  Atletico Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. The club participated in the Primera Division of La Liga. Atletico Madrid won nine La Laga and Copa del Rey titles. The club has a number of nick names such as Los Colchoneros (The Mattress-makers), Los Rojiblancos (The Red and Whites) and Los Indios (The Indians). Atletico Madrid plays their home games at Vicente Calderon. The club will move to their new home stadium, Estadio La Peineta in 2012. Atletico’s home kit is red and white striped shirts with blue shorts. The color of the socks is blue and red. The away color of the jersey is blue and red shirts with black shorts accompanied with black and red socks. Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda is the training ground of the club. The club has won the European Cup Winners Cup of 1962, Intercontinental Cup in 1975 and double in 1996.

The official appearance record is in the name of Adelardo who appeared 511 matches for Atletico Madrid. Enrique Collar is in the second position with 470 appearances. Tomas Renones is in the third position with 463 matches. Luis Aragones, legend of the club holds the record of scoring more goals with 172 goals. Behind Luis Aragones is Adrian Escuredo with 170 goals. Adrian Escurado also holds the record of most goals in La Liga with 150 goals. The current player who holds the record of most appearances is Antonio Lopez with 286 games. Current record goal scorer of the club is Diego Forlan with 86 goals in his name. The club had won both Copa del Rey and La Liga for nine times. Diego Forlan scored 32 goals from 33 matches played for Atletico Madrid in the season of 2008-09. Diego Forlan won the Golden Boot award for the best goal scorer.

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