S.D. Atlético Nacional

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This article is about the Panamanian football club. For other uses, see Nacional (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Atlético Nacional.
Atlético Nacional
Atletico Nacional Crest
Full name Sociedad Deportiva Atlético Nacional
Nickname(s) Tongos, Uniformados, Equipo Policiaco, El equipo de la Policia [Police Team]
Founded 2001 (1995 originally)
Ground Estadio Javier Cruz
San Miguelito, Panamá
Ground Capacity 2500
Chairman Eduardo Serracin
Manager Daniel Valencia
League Liga Panameña de Fútbol
2015 (C) 1st (champions)

Sociedad Deportiva Atlético Nacional is a Panamanian football team who currently play in the Panamanian top tier.

It is based in Ciudad de Panamá and is the team of the National Police of Panamá.


Atlético Nacional[edit]

In 1995, a team named Atlético Nacional was founded and played a couple of years in the ANAPROF league until they were disbanded in 2001 due to manipulation and alteration of documents.

Club Deportivo Policía Nacional[edit]

The club were reformed in 2005 as Club Deportivo Policía Nacional and in 2005 the team managed promotion to the top level after beating Atalanta 1–0.[1] They were relegated to the Second Division in 2006.

Sociedad Deportiva Atlético Nacional[edit]

They were renamed Sociedad Deportiva Atlético Nacional in 2008. In December 2012, Atlético Nacional lost the Apertura final to Millenium UP[2] but they clinched promotion to the LPF in June 2015 after they won the Panamanian Second Division championship decider against SUNTRACS.[3] They had already beaten SUNTRACS in November 2014 in the Apertura final.[4]

Atlético Nacional's old crest


2005, 2015


Current squad[edit]

  • As of Apertura 2015

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

No. Position Player
Panama GK Francisco Portillo
Panama GK Ismael de la Espada
Panama DF Alvaro Bonilla
Panama DF Nahil Carroll
Panama DF David Daniels
Panama DF Mario Henríquez
Panama DF Yair Jaén
Panama DF Jonathan Sánchez
Panama DF Francisco Vence
Panama DF Rigoberto Villareal
Panama DF Christian Villareal
Panama MF Gustavo Ávila
Panama MF Carlos Dixon
Panama MF Rigoberto Esquivel
Panama MF Alexis Gondola
Panama MF Luis Jiménez
Panama MF Luis Lewis
No. Position Player
Panama MF Manuel Martínez
Panama MF Rubén Martínez
Panama MF José Angel Pedroza
Panama MF Pablo Pérez
Panama MF Óscar Quijada
Panama MF Luis Alberto Ramos
Panama DF Derwinch Rodríguez
Colombia FW Andrés Santamaría
Panama FW Basilio Warner
Panama FW Anthony Basile
Panama FW Ronney Charles
Panama FW Edilberto Moreno
Colombia FW Manuel Murillo
Panama FW Temistocles Pérez
Panama FW Alfredo Phillips
Panama FW Alberto Zapata

Notable players[edit]

Historical list of coaches[edit]