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 and white|
|Head coach||Alejandro Lotterio|
|Championships||9 Argentine championships
3 Liga Sudamericana
2 Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes
2 Copa de Campeones
1 Campeonato Panamericano
1 Torneo Super 8
1 Top 4
1 Copa Argentina
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. 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. Sports practiced at the club include athletics, chess, biking, swimming, gymnastics, judo and karate. However, Atenas is internationally recognised for its basketball team.
Before the creation of the Liga Nacional de Básquet (first Argentine nation-wide professional league), Atenas was successful at the Cordobese local 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 three numbers to date, being the first team which retired a jersey (in 2002, with Marcelo Milanesio's legendary #9).
|Atenas retired numbers|
|N°||Player||Position||Seasons with the team||Num. Retirem.||Refs|
|9||Marcelo Milanesio||PG||1987-88, 1991–92, 1996-2000, 2002-04||2002|||
|11||Diego Osella||C||1988-92, 1993-2001, 2003-10||2011|||
- "Otros deportes" - Atenas website
- "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
- Atenas retiró el 11 de Diego Osella, Gualeguaychú a Diario webpage
- Atenas retirará la camiseta 11 en homenaje a Diego Osella, La Mañana de Cordoba website
- Atenas retira la camiseta 11 de Osella, Día a Día Deportes