Asociación Deportiva Atenas

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Atenas
Atenas logo
Nickname Griego
Leagues Liga Nacional de Básquet
Founded 17 April 1938; 76 years ago (1938-04-17)
Arena Polideportivo Municipal Carlos Cerutti / Orfeo Superdomo
Location Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Team colors Green and white
President Luis Schenone
Head coach Alejandro Lotterio
Championships 9 Argentine championships
3 Liga Sudamericana
2 Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes
2 Copa de Campeones
1 Campeonato Panamericano
1 Torneo Super 8
1 Top 4
1 Copa Argentina
Website www.atenas.com.ar
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Asociación Deportiva Atenas, known simply as Atenas or Atenas de Córdoba, is a sports club based in Córdoba, Argentina. It was founded in 1938 and is mostly known for its achievements in basketball. Club's home arena is Polideportivo Carlos Cerutti, while some high attendance games are held at the Orfeo Superdomo.

Apart from basketball, other sports practised at Atenas are gymnastics, swimming and volleyball.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded on March 7, 1938 mainly by former members of the New Tennis Club. Sports practiced at the club include athletics, chess, biking, swimming, gymnastics, judo and karate. However, Atenas is internationally recognised for its basketball team.

Before the creation of the Liga Nacional de Básquet (first Argentine nation-wide professional league), Atenas was successful at the Cordobese local basketball league, winning the championship consecutively between 1948 and 1957 (exception made of 1953).

Since the creation of the Liga Nacional in 1984, Atenas has become the most successful team in the league, winning the championship 9 times: 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991–92, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2002–03 and 2008–09. Moreover, the Córdoba outfit has won the Liga Sudamericana (South American League) in 1997, 1998 and 2004, and the former Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes (South American Clubs Championship) in 1993, 1994, and 1996.

Many Argentine internationals have played in Atenas, namely Fabricio Oberto,[2] Walter Herrmann, Marcelo Milanesio, Héctor Campana, Patricio Prato, Gabriel Mikulas, Diego Lo Grippo, Fernando Prato, Bruno Lábaque, Leonardo Gutiérrez, Juan Manuel Locatelli, Diego Osella, Carlos Cerutti and Juan Espil, among others.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Atenas roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Age
SF 4 Argentina Lescano, Matías 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 35 – (1979-09-29)September 29, 1979
C 7 Argentina Oberto, Fabricio (C) 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 39 – (1975-03-21)March 21, 1975
PF 8 Argentina Fierro, Mariano 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 28 – (1986-03-16)March 16, 1986
C 12 Argentina Guaita, Diego 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 31 – (1983-01-02)January 2, 1983
F 14 Argentina Elsener, Alexis 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1988-02-23)February 23, 1988
PF 15 United States Kante, Djibril 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 35 – (1979-04-12)April 12, 1979
C 18 Argentina Barroso, Franco 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 20 – (1994-01-09)January 9, 1994
PG 19 Argentina Colli, Bruno 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 21 – (1992-10-18)October 18, 1992
SF 21 Argentina Ligorria, Tomás 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (1994-06-20)June 20, 1994
SG 22 Argentina Bulfoni, Javier 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 37 – (1976-12-26)December 26, 1976
PG 50 Argentina Lábaque, Bruno 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 36 – (1977-11-11)November 11, 1977
C/M Uruguay Sanchez, Joselito 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 24 – (1990-05-22)May 22, 1990
SG Paraguay Silva, Angelito 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Argentina Martín López

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2013-2-2

Retired Numbers[edit]

Atenas has retired three numbers to date, being the first team which retired a jersey (in 2002, with Marcelo Milanesio's legendary #9).

Atenas retired numbers
Player Position Seasons with the team Num. Retirem. Refs
5 Argentina Héctor Campana SG 1982-2002 2005 [3][4]
9 Argentina Marcelo Milanesio PG 1987-88, 1991–92, 1996-2000, 2002-04 2002 [3]
11 Argentina Diego Osella C 1988-92, 1993-2001, 2003-10 2011 [5][6][7]

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