Atlético Clube Goianiense

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Atlético Goianiense
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Full name Atlético Clube Goianiense
Nickname(s) Dragão (The Dragon)
Founded April 2, 1937; 79 years ago (1937-04-02)
Stadium Estádio Antônio Accioly, Goiânia, Brazil
Ground Capacity 12,000
President Maurício Sampaio
Head coach Marcelo Cabo
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2016 Série B, 1st
Website Club home page

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.

Professional football honors (16)[edit]

2016
1990, 2008
1944, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1970, 1985, 1988, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014
  • Torneio da Integração Nacional: 1
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]

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 Marcos
Brazil GK Karlenilson
Brazil GK Kléver
Brazil GK Márcio (Captain)
Brazil DF Marllon
Brazil DF Patric
Brazil DF Ricardo Silva (on loan from Atlético Paranaense)
Brazil DF Matheus Ribeiro
Brazil DF Lino
Brazil DF Thales (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil DF Ednei
Brazil DF Anderson
Brazil DF Romário
Brazil MF Amorim
Brazil MF Caíque
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Michel (on loan from Novorizontino)
Brazil MF Eduardo
Brazil MF Elton
Brazil MF Luiz Fernando
Brazil MF Magno Cruz
Brazil MF Marcus Winícius
Brazil MF Jorginho
Brazil MF Pedro Bambú
Brazil MF William Schuster
Brazil FW Luís Soares (on loan from CSA)
Brazil FW Ayrton
Brazil FW Caion
Brazil FW Júnior Viçosa
Brazil FW Alison
Brazil FW Gilsinho

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Coach Marcelo Cabo  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 Mahatma (on loan at Trindade)
Brazil FW Yago Amaral (on loan at Operário)

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]