Atlético Madrid had a women's team for the first time in the late 1980s. They won the national league in 1990 and were second the following year, but just like Atlético's handball team it was suppressed in the early 90s. Most players joined Oroquieta Villaverde, which became one of Spain's leading teams.
The team was reestablished in 2001 though they didn't become an official section of the club until 2005. After playing three years in regional leagues, between 2004-06 Atlético earned two successive promotions to make it into the top category. It soon consolidated itself in the top half of the table. Their best result to date is 2009-10's 4th place. They recently broke their record for the youngest player to ever make their debut: Mari made her debut at the age of 13.