Atlético Clube Goianiense

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Atlético Goianiense
Logo of AC Goianiense.svg
Full name Atlético Clube Goianiense
Nickname(s) Dragão (The Dragon)
Founded April 2, 1937; 80 years ago (1937-04-02)
Stadium Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia, Brazil
Ground Capacity 13,500
President Maurício Sampaio
Head coach João Paulo Sanches
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Goiano
2017 Série A, 20th (relegated)
Website Club website

Atlético Clube Goianiense, usually known as Atlético Goianiense or just as Atlético, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Goiânia, Goiás state. Atlético Goianiense is the oldest Goiânia city football club. The club is the first team of its state to win a national competition, which was the Série C. Atlético Goianiense made a comeback to Brazil's top level Série A in 2010 after a 23-year absence. In 2016, Atlético Goianiense won the title of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B for the first time. They won the title with two rounds in advance, beating the already relegated Tupi by 5 to 3.


On April 2, 1937, Nicanor Gordo and Joaquim Veiga founded the club, starting football in the newly founded city of Goiânia. Nicanor Gordo and Joaquim Veiga left the newly founded club in 1938, and joined Goiânia EC, which was another new club.

In 1944, the club competed in the first Campeonato Goiano, which was also the first official football championship in the state, and was contested between five clubs from Goiânia. The other teams were Goiânia, Vila Nova, Goiás and Campinas. Atlético Goianiense won the competition, being its first title. In 1957, the club won the state championship without losing a match, also winning the Torneio dos Invictos, played in the same year.

In 1971, the team won the Torneio da Integração Nacional, beating Ponte Preta in the final. In 1990, after defeating América Mineiro in the penalty shootout, Atlético Goianiense won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.

In 2003, Atlético Goianiense finished in the state championship's last place, and was relegated to the following year's second division. In 2005, the club won the Goiás State Championship Second Division, being promoted to the following year's First Division. In 2006, the club finished in second place in the Goiás State Championship First Level, and they won the league in 2010 and in 2011.The club competed in the Copa Sudamericana in 2012.

The club's greatest achievement was in 2016, when they won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.


1990, 2008
1944, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1970, 1985, 1988, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014


Match between Atlético Goianense and Corinthians.

The club plays its home matches at Estádio Antônio Accioly, which has a maximum capacity of approximately 12,000 people. Instead the club has plans to make his own modern arena for more than 15,000 to replace Antônio Accioly Stadium.

Atlético Goianiense's training center is called CT Urias Magalhães. Atlético Goianiense has another training ground for youth players at the city of Aparecida de Goiânia.

Club's colors[edit]

Atlético's usual home colors

The club's colors are red and black. It is composed of a red and black horizontal striped shirt, white short and red and black horizontal striped socks.

Symbols and anthem[edit]

Atlético Goianiense's mascot is a red dragon symbolizing the club. The club is nicknamed Dragão, meaning Dragon. The flag is similar to the club's home kit, with red and black horizontal stripes, and the logo in the center.

Atlético's official anthem was composed by Joaquim Jayme, however, there is another, non-official, anthem.

Current squad[edit]

First Team[edit]

As of 20 September 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Kléver
Brazil GK Lucas Frigeri
Brazil GK Marcos
Brazil DF Dedé Silva (on loan from Santos-AP)
Brazil DF Gilvan
Brazil DF Ricardo Silva (on loan from Atlético Paranaense)
Brazil DF Rodrigo Milanez
Brazil DF William Alves
Brazil DF Breno Lopes (on loan from Cruzeiro)
Brazil DF Bruno Pacheco
Brazil DF Jonathan
Brazil MF André Castro
Brazil MF Everton Heleno
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Igor (on loan from Tombense)
Brazil MF João Victor (on loan from Globo)
Brazil MF Marcão Silva
Brazil MF Paulinho
Brazil MF Silva (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil MF Diego Rosa (on loan from Montedio Yamagata)
Brazil MF Jorginho
Brazil FW Alison (on loan from Náutico)
Brazil FW Jefferson Nem (on loan from Náutico)
Brazil FW Niltinho (on loan from São Caetano)

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Coach João Paulo Sanches  Brazilian

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil MF Eduardo (on loan at Anapolina)
Brazil FW Guilherme Borges (on loan at Corinthians)
Brazil MF Luiz Felipe (on loan at São Bernardo)
No. Position Player
Brazil FW Edson Júnior (on loan at São Bernardo)
Brazil FW João Pedro (on loan at Corinthians)
Brazil FW Yago Amaral (on loan at Operário)

Head coaches[edit]


  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

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