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|Competition: ||La Liga|
|website: ||Atlético Madrid|
|Founded in: ||1903|
|Stadium: ||Estadio Vicente Calderón|
|Chairman: ||Enrique Cerezo|
|Coach: ||Diego Simeone|
Atlético Madrid is, after top club Real Madrid, the second highest ranked professional football club of the Capital Madrid, that is playing in the highest division of the Spanish system, La Liga / Primera Division. The full name of Atlético is Club Atlético de Madrid S.A.D. And was founded in 1903. Atlético play their home games in the Estadio Vicente Calderon, named after the former chairman of the club. Estadio Vicente Calderon has a capacity of some 54,000 seats.
The current trainer is former Argentinian top player Diego Simeone, himself a player of Atlético Madrid from 1994-1997 and 2003-2005. He has been the manager of Atlético Madrid since 2011. President of Loc Colchoneros is Enrique Cerezo, a Film maker. The most remarkable president of Atlético Madrid however is without any doubt, Jesus Gil y Gil, a businessman and major of Marbella, who reigned over Atlético for 16 years, ending his presidency in 2003. He was accussed of several monetary offenses and sent to jail in 1971, 2001 and 2002. Gil y Gil stepped down in 2003, saying he couldn't handle the critics anymore, but in reality he was probably forced to resign due to the accussations. Under the presidency of Gil y Gil, Atlético had 26 trainers in 16 years and during the years, built up a debt of € 270,000,000.
Atlético Madrid won La Liga nine times, the last time being in 1996, when they finished ahead of runners-up Valencia. Top clubs Real Barca only finished third and sixth respectively, denying Real an entry in a European competition the following year. The national Cup, Copa del Rey was also won nine times, the last time in 1996, thus completing the double in the 1995-1996 season. This was quite remarkable as either Barca and/or Real take the Spanish prizes. Atlético won the UEFA Champions League twice in recent years: 2010 and 2012 and are thus the current cup holders. The Cup winners' Cup was won in 1962 and the UEFA Super Cup (CL winner against UEFA Europa League winner) was won in 2010 and 2012. Notable former players from Atlético are Fernando Torres, Christian Vieri, Demetrio Albertini and Bernd Schuster. In today's selection, notable players are Miranda, Cristian Rodriguez and Tiago. Atlético has a rivalry with fellow city club Real Madrid in El Derbi Madrileno. Of the 151 meetings, Real won 84 times, whereas Atlético won 35 meetings. In 32 matches, the result of El Derbi Madrileno Real Atlético live was a draw.