Asociación Deportiva Atenas

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Atenas
Atenas logo
Nickname Griego
Leagues Liga Nacional de Básquet
Founded 17 April 1938; 79 years ago (1938-04-17)
Arena Polideportivo Municipal Carlos Cerutti / Orfeo Superdomo
Location Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Team colors Green, White          
President Felipe Lábaque
Head coach Alejandro Lotterio
Championships
Website atenas.com.ar
Uniforms


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 most winning 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.

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

History[edit]

The 1987 roster that won the first title for the club

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,[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. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 1 Argentina Gerbaudo, Diego 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 28 – (1989-08-13)13 August 1989
SF 4 Argentina Lo Grippo, Diego 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 39 – (1978-01-22)22 January 1978
SF 6 Argentina Mikulas, Gabriel 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 36 – (1981-01-03)3 January 1981
G 8 Argentina Gonzalez, Luciano 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 27 – (1990-01-01)1 January 1990
G 14 Argentina Mare, Lautaro 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 19 – (1998-04-06)6 April 1998
C 18 Argentina Laurent Stanich, Santiago 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 19 – (1998-05-18)18 May 1998
SG 19 Argentina Mateo Battistino, Mateo 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (1998-05-19)19 May 1998
PG 22 Argentina Basualdo, Jonathan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 18 – (1999-01-05)5 January 1999
SF 25 United States Johnson, Roquez 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1992-10-10)10 October 1992
SF 26 Argentina Pautasso, Agustín 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 19 – (1997-11-06)6 November 1997
F 31 Argentina Corzo, Mauricio 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 22 – (1995-07-02)2 July 1995
SG 32 Argentina Rasio, Lisandro 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1990-12-30)30 December 1990
PG 41 Argentina Baralle, Franco 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 18 – (1999-03-25)25 March 1999
PG 95 Argentina Gutiérrez, Tomás 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 17 – (1999-11-01)1 November 1999
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Argentina Gustavo Rossotto

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 2016-09-22

Retired numbers[edit]

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
Player Position Seasons with the team Num. Retirem. Refs
5 Argentina Héctor Campana SG 1982–2002 2005 [3][4]
7 Argentina Bruno Lábaque PG 1994–2003, 2006–09, 2010–17 2017 [5]
9 Argentina Marcelo Milanesio PG 1987–1988, 1991–92, 1996–2000, 2002–2004 2002 [3]
11 Argentina Diego Osella C 1988–1992, 1993–2001, 2003–2010 2011 [6][7][8]

Titles[edit]

National[edit]

  • 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

International[edit]

Regional[edit]

  • Asociación Cordobesa (12): 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1974, 1981, 1984

Records and facts[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]

External links[edit]