Asociación Deportiva Atenas
|Leagues||Liga Nacional de Básquet|
|Founded||17 April 1938|
|Arena||Polideportivo Municipal Carlos Cerutti / Orfeo Superdomo|
|Location||Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina|
|Team colors||Green, White|
|Head coach||Alejandro Lotterio|
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. The club is the winningest team of Argentina holding 20 titles. Club's home arena is Polideportivo Carlos Cerutti, while some high attendance games are held at the Orfeo Superdomo.
The club was founded on March 7, 1938 mainly by former members of the New Tennis Club.
Before the creation of the Liga Nacional de Básquet (first Argentine nationwide professional league), Atenas was successful at the Cordobese 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, 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.
Atenas has retired a total of four numbers, being the Marcelo Milanesio's n° 9 the first number to be retired in the history of LNB, when the club put it out of circulation in 2002.
|Atenas retired numbers|
|N°||Player||Position||Seasons with the team||Num. Retirem.||Refs|
|7||Bruno Lábaque||PG||1994–2003, 2006–09, 2010–17||2017|||
|9||Marcelo Milanesio||PG||1987–1988, 1991–92, 1996–2000, 2002–2004||2002|||
|11||Diego Osella||C||1988–1992, 1993–2001, 2003–2010||2011|||
- Liga Nacional (9): 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991–92, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2008–09
- Copa de Campeones (2): 1998, 1999
- Super 8 (1): 2010–11
- Top 4 (1): 2003–04
- Copa Argentina (1): 2008
- Liga Sudamericana (3): 1997, 1998, 2004
- Campeonato Sudamericano (2): 1993, 1994
- Campeonato Panamericano (1): 1996
Records and facts
- Largest win: 140–81 to Independiente de Tucumán (1985-08-29)
- Worst defeat: 49–83 to Gimnasia y Esgrima LP (2004-01-06)
- The Argentine team with most national (14) and international (6) titles
- All-time topscorer: Marcelo Milanesio (10,835)
- Most games played: Marcelo Milanesio (848)
- Deportes on Atenas official site
- "El regreso más esperado", Clarín, 2 January 2013
- Milanesio y Campana homenajeados con el retiro de las míticas "9" y "5" Pick and Roll website, 2005-11-05
- Atenas retira la camiseta de Héctor "Pichi" Campana, Infobae, 2005-07-12
- Se retiró Lábaque con una derrota frente a Instituto, LNB website, 12 May 2017
- Atenas retiró el 11 de Diego Osella Archived 2012-04-25 at the Wayback Machine, Gualeguaychú a Diario webpage
- Atenas retirará la camiseta 11 en homenaje a Diego Osella Archived 2012-04-01 at the Wayback Machine, La Mañana de Cordoba website
- Atenas retira la camiseta 11 de Osella, Día a Día Deportes