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

Affiliated teams[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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 websites[change | change source]