SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: ATLETICO DE MADRID | HAPPY 110 YEARS BIRTHDAY

ATLETICO DE MADRID | HAPPY 110 YEARS BIRTHDAY

On a day like today, the 26th of April, 110 years ago the Spanish Football Club Atletico de Madrid began its long Sporting life till today. Original from Basque students living in Madrid  - thus the similarity & closeness to Athletic Club Bilbao - in 1904 they were joined by dissidents of Real Madrid to set the foundations of the Madrid Club.

So today its HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 110 years old.


Soccer

Since then the Club currently has  61.000 paying members & 715 groups ( peñas ) spread around Spain & the World.

Europa League 2012

The Clubs Honours list is:


Regional
Campeonato Regional Centro
Winners (4): 1920–21, 1924–25, 1927–28, 1939–40

Domestic Competitions
La Liga
Winners (9): 1939–40, 1940–41, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1995–96
Runners-up (8): 1943–44, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1973–74, 1984–85, 1990–91

Copa del Rey
Winners (9): 1959–60, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1971–72, 1975–76, 1984–85, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1995–96
Runners-up (9): 1921, 1926, 1956, 1963–64, 1974–75, 1986–87, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2009–10

Supercopa de España
Winners (1): 1985
Runners-up (3): 1991, 1992, 1996

Copa de Campeones de España (Predecessor to the Supercopa de España)
Winners (1): 1940[63]
Copa Eva Duarte (Predecessor to the Supercopa de España)
Winners (2): 1940, 1951[64]
Runners-up (1): 1950
Copa Presidente FEF
Winners (1): 1947

Segunda División
Winners (1): 2001–02
Runners-up (2): 1932–33, 1933–34

European
UEFA Champions League
Runners-up (1): 1973–74
UEFA Europa League
Winners (2): 2009–10, 2011–12
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Winners (1): 1961–62
Runners-up (2): 1962–63, 1985–86
UEFA Super Cup
Winners (2): 2010, 2012
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Winners (1): 2007
Runners-up (1): 2004

World
Intercontinental Cup
Winners (1): 1974


The icing on the cake will be if Atletico de Madrid can defeat tomorrow in Liga arch city rival Real Madrid, a team they have´nt been able to beat in the last 14 years.

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