Club Atlético Atlas
|Full name||Club Atlético Atlas|
|Founded||17 August 1951|
General Rodríguez, Greater Buenos Aires
|Website||Club home page|
Club Atlético Atlas is an Argentine football club from the General Rodríguez district in Greater Buenos Aires. Atlas currently plays in Primera D Metropolitana, the fifth division of the Argentine football league system.
The club was founded on 17 August 1951 by a group of sportsmen under the name Club Social y Deportivo Atlas. The team, coached by Ricardo Puga, took part of the Evita children tournaments. In 1965 Atlas affiliated to Argentine Football Association and began to play in then last division of Argentine football league system, the "Torneo de Aficionados" championship (current Primera D). In 1970 the club changed its name to Club Atlético Atlas, moving that same year from Colegiales neighborhood in Buenos Aires to the suburb of General Rodríguez where the club also built its stadium.
Reputed to be "the worst team in Argentina", the squad was relegated from the bottom division in 2004, losing its place in the Argentine Football Association's hierarchy of competitive leagues and with it all its players and facilities.
In 2005, being coached by the charismatic Néstor Retamar, Atlas regained its place in the Primera D. One year later, Atlas came near to the promotion to the next division, finishing 5th and being after defeated by Berazategui in the semi-finals of the play-offs.
in 2008 Retamar left, although he would later come back in 2010. During 2010-11 season, El Marrón proclaimed champion of the Torneo Reducido, defeating Centro Español in the finals, winning 1-0 the first match. After that, Atlas played the promotion playoffs against Sacachispas, which finally won the series promoting to Primera C Metropolitana.
Actually 03/12/2014 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.