List of Atlético Nacional players

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Atlético Nacional is a professional Colombian football team based in Medellín. Considered to be one of the strongest clubs from Colombia, it is one of the most consistent clubs in the country. Atlético Nacional was founded in 1947 by Julio Ortiz, Jorge Osorio Cadavid, Jorge Gómez, Arturo Torres, Gilberto Molina, Alberto Eastman, Raúl Zapata Lotero and Luis Alberto Villegas Lopera.[1]

This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Atlético Nacional.[2][3]

List of players[edit]

Name Nationality Positions Atlético
Nacional career
Club Apps Club Goals NT Apps NT Goals Notes
Ignacio Calle  Colombia Defender 1951–65 346 0 5 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1962 FIFA World Cup.
Luiz Borracha  Brazil Goalkeeper 1953–54 4 0
Jairo Arias  Colombia Forward 1957–59
1961–62
154 35 4 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1962 FIFA World Cup
and the 1963 South American Championship.
Juan Urriolabeitia  Argentina Midfielder 1964 42 19 2 0
Oscar Rossi  Argentina Midfielder 1965 20 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1962 FIFA World Cup.
Juan Lallana  Argentina Striker 1970–71 21 13 5 3 He was part of the national squad for the 1963 South American Championship.
Jorge Hugo Fernández  Argentina Midfielder 1970–73 157 45 4 1 He was part of the national squad for the 1963 South American Championship.
Francisco Maturana  Colombia Defender 1970–80 359 15 6 0
Oscar Calics  Argentina Defender 1971–73 120 0 6 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1966 FIFA World Cup
and the 1967 South American Championship.
Hugo Lóndero  Argentina
 Colombia
Striker 1973–76 164 76 3 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1975 Copa América.
Ramón Bóveda  Argentina Winger 1976–77 8 1 He was part of the national squad for the 1975 Copa América.
Eduardo Vilarete  Colombia Forward 1976
1979–81
102 44 21 7 He was part of the national squad for the 1979 Copa América.
Alejandro Semenewicz  Poland Defender 1977–78 0 0
Hernán Herrera  Colombia Midfielder 1977–84 37 10 He was part of the national squad for the 1979 Copa América
and the 1983 Copa América.
Pedro Sarmiento  Colombia Midfielder 1977–85 346 23 37 3 He was part of the national squad for the 1980 Summer Olympics
and the 1983 Copa América.
César Cueto  Peru Midfielder 1978–83 165 57 51 6 He was part of the national squad for the 1975 Copa América,
1978 FIFA World Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
Víctor Luna  Colombia Defender 1978–85
1989
21 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1983 Copa América.
Carlos Ricaurte  Colombia Midfielder 1978–87 279 39 9 0
Guillermo La Rosa  Peru Striker 1979–83 160 50 36 3 He was part of the national squad for the 1975 Copa América,
1978 FIFA World Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
Sergio Santín  Uruguay Midfielder 1981–83 107 26 18 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
Luis Fernando Suárez  Colombia Defender 1981–85
1987–89
188 2 0 0
Gabriel Gómez  Colombia Midfielder 1981–86
1991–94
283 39 49 2 He was part of the national squad for the 1987 Copa América,
1989 Copa América, 1990 FIFA World Cup,
1993 Copa América and the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Luis Fernando Herrera  Colombia Defender 1982–85
1987–96
286 2 61 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1987 Copa América,
1990 FIFA World Cup, 1991 Copa América,
1993 Copa América and the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
José Luis Brown  Argentina Defender 1983–84 25 2 36 1 He was part of the national squad for the 1983 Copa América,
1986 FIFA World Cup, 1987 Copa América and the 1989 Copa América.
León Villa  Colombia Defender 1984–91 307 6 7 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1989 Copa América
and the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Luis Fajardo  Colombia Midfielder 1984–92 169 14 15 1 He was part of the national squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Nelson Gutiérrez  Uruguay Defender 1985 28 0 57 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1983 Copa América,
1986 FIFA World Cup, 1987 Copa América,1989 Copa América,
and the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Roberto Paredes  Paraguay Defender 1985 15 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1979 Copa América.
Gustavo Benítez  Paraguay Midfielder 1985–87 43 2 He was part of the national squad for the 1975 Copa América,
1983 Copa América and the 1987 Copa América.
John Jairo Tréllez  Colombia Striker 1985–89
1991–94
271 116 25 3 He was part of the national squad for the 1987 Copa América
and the 1989 Copa América.
René Higuita  Colombia Goalkeeper 1986–92
1994–97
181 4 67 3 He was part of the national squad for the 1987 Copa América,
1989 Copa América, 1990 FIFA World Cup, 1991 Copa América,
1995 Copa América and the 1999 Copa América.
Alexis García  Colombia Midfielder 1986–98 443 57 25 2 He was part of the national squad for the 1989 Copa América,
1991 Copa América and the 1993 Copa América.
Andrés Escobar  Colombia Defender 1986–89
1990–94
222 0 51 1 He was part of the national squad for the 1989 Copa América,
1990 FIFA World Cup, 1991 Copa América,
and the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
José Ricardo Pérez  Colombia Midfielder 1987–92 151 7 17 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1987 Copa América,
1990 FIFA World Cup, and the 1993 Copa América.
Gildardo Gómez  Colombia Defender 1987–93 123 1 21 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1989 Copa América,
and the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Óscar Córdoba  Colombia Goalkeeper 1988 4 0 73 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1993 Copa América,
1994 FIFA World Cup, 1995 Copa América, 1998 FIFA World Cup,
2001 Copa América and the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Leonel Álvarez  Colombia Midfielder 1988–89 42 0 100 1 He was part of the national squad for the 1987 Copa América,
1989 Copa América, 1990 FIFA World Cup, 1991 Copa América,
1993 Copa América, 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1995 Copa América.
Luis Carlos Perea  Colombia Defender 1988–90 76 6 78 2 He was part of the national squad for the 1987 Copa América,
1989 Copa América, 1990 FIFA World Cup, 1991 Copa América,
1993 Copa América and the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Níver Arboleda  Colombia Forward 1988–91 103 20 5 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1995 Copa América.
José Santa  Colombia Defender 1988–98 216 1 27 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1995 Copa América,
1997 Copa América and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Albeiro Usuriaga  Colombia Forward 1989 17 2 15 1 He was part of the national squad for the 1991 Copa América.
Faustino Asprilla  Colombia Striker 1989–92
2002
89 38 57 20 He was part of the national squad for the 1993 Copa América,
1994 FIFA World Cup, 1995 Copa América, 1997 Copa América,
1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Víctor Aristizábal  Colombia Striker 1989–93
1994–95
2000
2005–07
258 146 66 15 He was part of the national squad for the 1993 Copa América,
1994 FIFA World Cup, 1995 Copa América, 1997 Copa América,
1998 FIFA World Cup, 2001 Copa América and the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Víctor Hugo Marulanda  Colombia Defender 1989–96
1998–99
249 4 2 0
Hernán Gaviria  Colombia Midfielder 1990–97 218 17 27 3 He was part of the national squad for the 1993 Copa América,
1994 FIFA World Cup, 1995 Copa América and the 1997 Copa América.
Diego Osorio  Colombia Defender 1991–95
1997–98
154 13 17 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1991 Copa América
and the 1993 Copa América.
Mauricio Serna  Colombia Midfielder 1991–97 278 29 51 2 He was part of the national squad for the 1994 FIFA World Cup
and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Juan Pablo Ángel  Colombia Striker 1993–97
2013–
162 51 33 9
Neider Morantes  Colombia Midfielder 1994–00
2002–03
93 9 21 4 He was part of the national squad for the 1997 Copa América,
1999 Copa América and the 2004 Copa América.
Iván Córdoba  Colombia Defender 1996–97 73 1 73 5 He was part of the national squad for the 1997 Copa América,
1998 FIFA World Cup, 1999 Copa América,
2001 Copa América, 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2007 Copa América.
Freddy Grisales  Colombia Midfielder 1996–99
2000–04
187 24 41 6 He was part of the national squad for the 1999 Copa América
and the 2001 Copa América.
Henry Zambrano  Colombia Striker 1998–99 59 22 11 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1999 Copa América.
Miguel Calero  Colombia
 Mexico
Goalkeeper 1998–00 94 0 51 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1991 Copa América,
1995 Copa América, 1997 Copa América, 1998 FIFA World Cup,
1999 Copa América, 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2001 Copa América
and the 2007 Copa América.
Andrés Estrada  Colombia Midfielder 1998–00 97 3 12 0 He was part of the national squad for the 1997 Copa América
and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Ever Palacios  Colombia Defender 1999–00 52 1 10 1 He was part of the national squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Elkin Calle  Colombia Defender 1999–04
2012–
230 5 4 0
Tressor Moreno  Colombia Striker 2000 34 11 32 7 He was part of the national squad for the 2004 Copa América
and the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Aquivaldo Mosquera  Colombia Defender 2000–05 154 13 29 1 He was part of the national squad for the 2011 Copa América.
Felipe Chará  Colombia Midfielder 2000–09 233 2 4 0
Héctor Hurtado  Colombia Forward 2001–2006 187 30 18 3 He was part of the national squad for the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
and the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Carlos Alberto Díaz  Colombia Defender 2001–2010 142 6 0 0
Juan Camilo Zúñiga  Colombia Midfielder 2002–2008 123 9 48 1 He was part of the national squad for the 2007 Copa América
and the 2011 Copa América.
Jorge Serna  Colombia Striker 2003–2004 66 19 4 1
Edixon Perea  Colombia Striker 2003–2005 86 42 26 9 He was part of the national squad for the 2004 Copa América
and the 2007 Copa América.
Cristian Marrugo  Colombia Midfielder 2003–2006 94 9 11 0
Carmelo Valencia  Colombia Forward 2004
2006–2008
85 17 3 0
Hugo Morales  Argentina Midfielder 2004–2006 54 8 9 2
Jorge Rojas  Venezuela Midfielder 2004–2006 57 5 88 4 He was part of the national squad for the 1999 Copa América,
2001 Copa América, 2004 Copa América and the 2007 Copa América.
Humberto Mendoza  Colombia Defender 2004–2010 202 22 12 2 He was part of the national squad for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Leonardo Fernández  Argentina
 Bolivia
Goalkeeper 2005 8 0 17 0 He was part of the national squad for the 2004 Copa América
Marcelo Ramos  Brazil Striker 2005–2007 28 4 1 0
Aldo Ramírez  Colombia Midfielder 2005–2007
2009
93 12 24 1 He was part of the national squad for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
David Ospina  Colombia Goalkeeper 2005–2008 97 0 36 0
José Amaya  Colombia Midfielder 2005–2010 188 4 13 0 He was part of the national squad for the 2004 Copa América.
Vladimir Marín  Colombia Midfielder 2006 19 1 14 1 He was part of the national squad for the 2007 Copa América.
José Manuel Rey  Venezuela Defender 2006 19 1 111 11 He was part of the national squad for the 1997 Copa América,
1999 Copa América, 2001 Copa América, 2004 Copa América,
2007 Copa América and the 2011 Copa América.
Oscar Passo  Colombia Defender 2006–2007 36 4 7 0 He was part of the national squad for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Iván Hurtado  Ecuador Defender 2007 38 1 168 5 He was part of the national squad for the 1993 Copa América, 1995 Copa América, 1999 Copa América, 2001 Copa América, 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2004 Copa América, 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2007 Copa América.
Jairo Patiño  Colombia Midfielder 2007
2009–2011
67 12 35 3 He was part of the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2004 Copa América and 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Fernando Martel  Chile Midfielder 2007–2008 13 4 14 0
Estiven Vélez  Colombia Midfielder 2007–2009 55 1 15 0
Carlos Villagra  Paraguay Forward 2008 18 5 1 0
Carlos Rentería  Colombia Forward 2008–2009
2011–12
70 18 1 0
Walter Moreno  Colombia Defender 2008–2010 63 3 10 0
Giovanni Moreno  Colombia Midfielder 2008–2010 67 34 15 3
Víctor Ibarbo  Colombia Forward 2008–2011 102 6 12 1 He was part of the national squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Jairo Palomino  Colombia Midfielder 2008–2011 106 14 3 0
Ezequiel Maggiolo  Argentina Forward 2009–2010 51 17 0 0
Baiano  Brazil
 Portugal
Defender 2009–2010 16 1 0 0
Andrés Orozco  Colombia Defender 2009–2010 45 4 20 0 He was part of the national squad for the 2001 Copa América, 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2004 Copa América.
Gastón Pezzuti  Argentina Goalkeeper 2009–2012 118 0
Edwin Cardona  Colombia Midfielder 2009–2014 104 31 2 0
Dorlan Pabón  Colombia Forward 2010–12 71 34 14 3
Macnelly Torres  Colombia Midfielder 2011–2013 79 13 38 3 He was part of the national squad for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2007 Copa América.
Román Torres  Panama Defender 2011 36 8 72 11 He was part of the national squad for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Juan Fernando Quintero  Colombia Midfielder 2012 15 2 11 1 He was part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Alexis Henríquez  Colombia Defender 2012– 57 1 5 0
Alexander Mejía  Colombia Midfielder 2012– 40 0 16 0 He was part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Luis Fernando Mosquera  Colombia Forward 2012– 38 14 3 1
Francisco Nájera  Colombia Defender 2012– 49 6 1 0
Fernando Uribe  Colombia Forward 2012– 51 15 2 0
Juan David Valencia  Colombia Defender 2012– 88 11 5 0
Diego Arias  Colombia Midfielder 2012– 28 1 1 0
Neco Martínez  Colombia Goalkeeper 2012– 21 0 8 1 He was part of the national squad for the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2011 Copa América.
Alejandro Guerra  Venezuela Defender 2014– 9 1 41 3 He was part of the 2007 Copa América.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlético Nacional, Rey de Copas. Periódico El Colombiano, Medellín, Colombia. 2004. p. 13. ISBN 958-693-696-1. 
  2. ^ http://www.worldfootball.net/teams/atletico-nacional/10/
  3. ^ [1]