Atlético Clube Goianiense

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Atlético Goianiense
Logo of AC Goianiense.svg
Full nameAtlético Clube Goianiense
Nickname(s)Dragão (The Dragon)
FoundedApril 2, 1937; 82 years ago (1937-04-02)
GroundEstádio Antônio Accioly, Goiânia, Brazil
Capacity10,500
PresidentMaurício Sampaio
Head coachJapan Wagner Lopes
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Goiano
2017Série A, 20th (relegated)
WebsiteClub 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.

History[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

2016
1990, 2008
1944, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1970, 1985, 1988, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2019
1971

Stadium[edit]

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 21 June 2019[1]

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 Gabriel Bernard
Brazil GK Gustavo
Brazil GK Kozlinski
Brazil GK Leonardo
Brazil GK Lucas Pereira
Brazil GK Wendell
Brazil DF Gilvan
Brazil DF Lucas Rocha (on loan from Boavista)
Brazil DF Oliveira
Brazil DF Jonathan
Brazil DF Luan Sales
Brazil DF Moraes
Brazil DF Nicolas (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
Brazil DF Reginaldo (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
Brazil MF Diego Fumaça
Brazil MF Moacir
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Pedro Bambú
Brazil MF Ricardinho
Brazil MF Washington
Brazil MF Jorginho
Brazil MF Matheus
Brazil MF Kauê
Brazil FW André Luís
Brazil FW Édson Júnior
Brazil FW Gilsinho
Paraguay FW Héctor Bustamante (on loan from 3 de Febrero)
Brazil FW Jarro Pedroso (on loan from River Plate (URU))
Brazil FW Mike
Brazil FW Pedrinho
Brazil FW Pedro Raúl (on loan from Vitória de Guimarães)
Brazil FW Riquelme
Brazil FW Vagner

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Coach Wagner Lopes  Japanese

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  1. ^ "equipe" (in Portuguese). Atlético Goianiense official site. Retrieved May 8, 2019.

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