Atletico de Kolkata is an Indian professional football club based in Kolkata, India. The name of this club is so called because of ownership of Spanish club Atletico Madrid. The complete wiki of this Indian club is available right over here. It will play first tournament of ISL which is called as Indian Super League from September 2014. The Spanish coach Antonio is current coach of this club who managed Valencia CF in 2005.
|Atletico de Kolkata|
|Date of Formation||07 July 2014|
|Head coach||Antonio Lopez Habas|
|Assistant coach||Jose Ramirez Barreto|
Owners of Atletico de Kolkata
Right now, there are five owners of this club. The former Indian cricketer captain Sourav Ganguly along with Harshvardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, Utsav Parekh & Atletico Madrid are the leading owners. During bidding of ISL club, the Spanish club took interest in Indian Super league & satisfied to support the new Indian football club.
Atletico Madrid is one of the best football club that have won La Liga 11 times, Copa del Rey 10 times. Also, the club is 3 times Copa Eva Duarte & 1 time Supercopa de Espana champions. In 2010 & 2012 they won Europa League & were the runners up of UEFA Champions League.
Salt Lake, the Home Ground of Club
Salt Lake, India’s largest & world’s second largest stadium in terms of seating capacity is the home ground of Atletico de Kolkata. This stadium is known for having audience capacity of 1,20,000 spectators. It is a multipurpose ground which organizes ceremonies of Indian premier league & other major events.
Salt Lake stadium was opened in 1984 for all purposes. The Indian football Association is the owner of this stadium. Earlier, it was home ground of Mohun Bagan A.C. & East Bengal F.C. Now, it is home ground of this new club also along with last two.
The stadium organized some big games which include match of Argentina & Venezuela on 2nd September 2011. Only one goal was scored on that day by the Argentine Nicolas Otamendi in 67th minute. First Indian football club i.e. Mohun Bagan played a friendly match against German club Bayern Munich. The Bavarians won with a clean sheet of 3–0 against Mohun B.
Players & Coaching Staff
|Head Coach||Antonio Lopez Habas||Spain|
|Assistant Coach||Jose Ramirez Barreto||Brazil|
Badge & Jersey Details
The badge of Atletico de Kolkata in designed with Bengal tiger with wings of the Phoenix that denotes perpetuity. Four stripes are also designed on logo which indicates that the club has earned its stripes from Atletico Madrid. Royal Bengal Tiger is designed in golden applications standing on V‑shaped badge. Above tiger, there are 5 stars which represents each owner of the club. In short, it is an impressive combination of Kolkata & Madrid culture combination.
On same day [7 July 2014], the club launched its first ever professional jersey for 2014 season. Sourav Ganguly & his team owners along with Chief Minister of Bengal Mamata Banerjee were present during jersey launch. On jersey, red & white stripes are there which looks like similar of Atletico Madrid jersey.