Atlético Clube Goianiense

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Atlético Goianiense
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Full name Atlético Clube Goianiense
Nickname(s) Dragão (The Dragon)
Founded April 2, 1937; 78 years ago (1937-04-02)
Stadium Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia, Brazil
Ground Capacity 54,048
President Maurício Sampaio
Head coach Marcelo Martelotte
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2014 Série B, 7th
Website Club home page

Atlético Clube Goianiense, usually known as Atlético Goianiense or just as Atlético, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Goiânia, Goiás state. Atlético Goianiense is the oldest Goiânia city football club. The club is the first team of its state to win a national competition, which was the Série C. Atlético Goianiense made a comeback to Brazil's top level Série A in 2010 after a 23-year absence.

History[edit]

On April 2, 1937, Nicanor Gordo and Joaquim Veiga founded the club, starting football in the newly founded city of Goiânia. Nicanor Gordo and Joaquim Veiga left the newly founded club in 1938, and joined Goiânia Esporte Clube, which was another new club.

In 1944, the club competed in the first Campeonato Goiano, which was also the first official football championship in the state, and was contested between five clubs from Goiânia. The other teams were Goiânia, Vila Nova, Goiás and Campinas. Atlético Goianiense won the competition, being its first title. In 1957, the club won the state championship without losing a match, also winning the Torneio dos Invictos, played in the same year.

In 1971, the team won the Torneio da Integração Nacional, beating Ponte Preta in the final. In 1990, after defeating América Mineiro in the penalty shootout, Atlético Goianiense won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.

In 2003, Atlético Goianiense finished in the state championship's last place, and was relegated to the following year's second division. In 2005, the club won the Goiás State Championship Second Division, being promoted to the following year's First Division. In 2006, the club finished in second place in the Goiás State Championship First Level, and they won the league in 2010 and in 2011.The club competed in the Copa Sudamericana in 2012.

Professional football honors (15)[edit]

1990, 2008
1944, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1970, 1985, 1988, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014
1971

Stadium[edit]

Match between Atlético Goianense and Corinthians.

The club plays its home matches at Estádio Antônio Accioly, which has a maximum capacity of approximately 8,000 people. Instead the club has plans to make his own modern arena for more than 15,000 to replace Antônio Accioly Stadium.

Atlético Goianiense's training center is called CT Urias Magalhães. Atlético Goianiense has another training ground for youth players at the city of Aparecida de Goiânia.

Club's colors[edit]

Atlético's usual home colors

The club's colors are red and black. It is composed of a red and black horizontal striped shirt, white short and red and black horizontal striped socks.

Symbols and anthem[edit]

Atlético Goianiense's mascot is a red dragon symbolizing the club. The club is nicknamed Dragão, meaning Dragon. The flag is similar to the club's home kit, with red and black horizontal stripes, and the logo in the center.

Atlético's official anthem was composed by Joaquim Jayme, however, there is another, non-official, anthem.

Current squad[edit]

First team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Márcio (Captain)
2 Brazil DF Mateus Muller (on loan from Palmeiras)
3 Brazil DF Lino
4 Brazil DF Rafael
5 Brazil MF Recife (on loan from Flamengo)
6 Brazil DF Murilo
7 Brazil DF Pedro Bambú
8 Brazil MF Sérgio Manoel
10 Brazil MF Thiago Primão
11 Brazil FW Juninho
12 Brazil GK Marcos
13 Brazil DF Dyego
15 Brazil MF Mahatma
16 Brazil MF Felipe Ferreira (on loan from Grêmio)
18 Brazil FW Felipe Mesquita
20 Brazil DF Mateus
21 Brazil FW Rafinha (on loan from Flamengo)
22 Brazil MF Marcus Winícius
23 Brazil DF Elbis
24 Brazil DF Davi
No. Position Player
26 Brazil FW Yago Amaral
27 Brazil MF João Denoni (on loan from Palmeiras)
28 Brazil MF Guerra
29 Brazil DF Matheus Caldas
30 Brazil GK Rafael Roballo
31 Brazil FW Ayrton
32 Brazil DF Victor César
33 Brazil MF Léo
34 Brazil MF Luiz Fernando
35 Brazil FW Sandes Neto
36 Brazil MF Eduardo
38 Brazil FW Luisinho
Brazil GK Leonardo
Brazil DF Éder Sciola
Brazil MF Aílton
Brazil MF Régis
Brazil MF Zezinho
Brazil FW Arthur (on loan from Londrina)
Brazil FW Maurides (on loan from Internacional)

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Coach René Simões  Brazilian

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Brazil MF Jorginho (to South Korea Seongnam FC)
Brazil MF Yuri (to Iporá)
No. Position Player
Brazil FW Thiago Romûlo (to Iporá)

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

External links[edit]