Atlético de Madrid are a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. The club play in La Liga and have won 10 league titles. They are the third most successful club in Spanish football, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. They play their home games at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, which has a capacity of 68,456.
About Atlético Madrid in brief
Atlético de Madrid are a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. The club play in La Liga and have won 10 league titles. They are the third most successful club in Spanish football, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. Felipe VI, the king of Spain, has been the honorary president of the club since 2003. They play their home games at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, which has a capacity of 68,456. Atlético’s home kit is red and white vertical striped shirts, blue shorts, and blue and red socks. The side began playing in blue and white halved shirts, the then colours of Athletic Bilbao, but by 1911, both teams were playing in their current colours of red andwhite stripes. They have been known by a number of nicknames, including Los Colchoneros, due to their first team stripes being the same colours as traditional mattresses. In 1904, they were joined by dissident members of Real Madrid. In 1921, Athletic became independent of parent-club Athletic Bil bao and moved into a 35-800-seater stadium. The Metropolio de Madrid was used until 1966, when they moved to the new Estadio Vicente Calderón. The first ground, the Ronda de Vallecas, was the working-class area on the south side of the city. In 1919, Compañía Urbanizadora acquired the Metropolo de Madrid.
After the move, the Metropoli was demolished and replaced with an office block belonging to the university. In 1971, the stadium was replaced with a new building belonging to ENERGY. In 2003, the club moved into the 35,800-seat stadium built by the company, the Estadio Metropolis de Madrid, which was the first ground in the city to be named after the Spanish national football team. In 2007, the team moved to a new stadium, the Estadios de Vicentente Calderon, which is the second largest stadium in the world. In 2009, the side moved to their current home, the Wanda Metropolano de Madrid which is a ground with a capacity of 68,500. In 2011, they won the La Liga title for the first time in their history. They also won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1962, were runners-up in 1974, 2014 and 2016, won the Europa League in 2010, 2012 and 2018, and won the UEFA Super Cup in 2010 and 2012. In 2013, they co-owned the Indian Super League franchise in Kolkata, formerly named Atlét Nico de Kolk Tata, which won the competition twice, but in 2017 Atletico decided to end its franchise partnership with the ISL club due to broken commitments. In 2014, they also co-owns Liga MX club AtlétICO San Luis, and the Canadian Premier League side Atlétletico Ottawa.