Atlético Nacional

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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; 74 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

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.

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.

History[change | change source]

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.

Honors[change | change source]

National honours[change | change source]

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 honours[change | change source]

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

Players[change | change source]

First-team squad[change | change source]

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

Out on loan[change | change source]

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

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

Affiliated teams[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  2. "JUGADORES A PRETEMPORADA - Atlético Nacional".
  3. "Colombia - Club Atlético Nacional SA - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway".

Other websites[change | change source]