Asociación Deportiva Atenas

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Asociación Deportiva Atenas, known simply as Atenas or Atenas de Córdoba, is a sports club based in Córdoba, Argentina. It was founded in 1938, and is mostly known for its achievements in basketball. The club is the winningest team of Argentina holding 20 titles. Club's home arena is Polideportivo Carlos Cerutti, while some high attendance games are held at the Orfeo Superdomo.

Atenas
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NicknameGriego
LeaguesLiga Nacional de Básquet
Founded17 April 1938; 83 years ago (1938-04-17)
ArenaPolideportivo Municipal Carlos Cerutti / Orfeo Superdomo
LocationCórdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Team colorsGreen, White    
PresidentFelipe Lábaque
Head coachAlejandro Lotterio
Championships
List
Websiteatenas.com.ar
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Apart from basketball, other sports practised at Atenas are rhythmic gymnastics and volleyball.[1]

HistoryEdit

 
The 1987 roster that won the first title for the club

The club was founded on March 7, 1938, mainly by former members of the New Tennis Club.

Before the creation of the Liga Nacional de Básquet (first Argentine nationwide professional league), Atenas was successful at the Cordobese basketball league, winning the championship consecutively between 1948 and 1957 (exception made of 1953).

Since the creation of the Liga Nacional in 1984, Atenas has become the most successful team in the league, winning the championship 9 times: 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991–92, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2002–03 and 2008–09. Moreover, the Córdoba outfit has won the Liga Sudamericana (South American League) in 1997, 1998 and 2004, and the former Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes (South American Clubs Championship) in 1993, 1994, and 1996.

Many Argentine internationals have played in Atenas, namely Fabricio Oberto,[2] Walter Herrmann, Marcelo Milanesio, Héctor Campana, Patricio Prato, Gabriel Mikulas, Diego Lo Grippo, Fernando Prato, Bruno Lábaque, Leonardo Gutiérrez, Juan Manuel Locatelli, Diego Osella, Carlos Cerutti and Juan Espil, among others.

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

 
Logo of the basketball section
Atenas roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 1   Zurschmitten, Nicolas 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 25 – (1995-08-02)2 August 1995
PG 2   Araujo, Máximo 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
PG 3   Andres, Alejo 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
SF 6   Sarmiento, Octavio 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
SF 12   Segura, Ignacio 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 13   Arn, Lucas 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 32 – (1989-04-24)24 April 1989
PG 14   Baralle, Franco 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 22 – (1999-03-25)25 March 1999
C 15   Spencer, Horace 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 24 – (1997-01-31)31 January 1997
SG 16   Chiarini, Mateo 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 22 – (1998-09-04)4 September 1998
SF 17   Lema, Leonardo 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 23 – (1998-01-20)20 January 1998
SF 18   Sarmiento, Octavio 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PG 32   Colla, Federico 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
SG   Jones, Casey 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 27 – (1993-10-11)11 October 1993
SF   Chiapella, Luca 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Gustavo Rossotto

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2020-3-20

Retired numbersEdit

Atenas has retired a total of four numbers, being Marcelo Milanesio's n° 9 the first number to be retired in the history of LNB, when the club put it out of circulation in 2002.

Atenas retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Seasons with the team Num. Retirem. Refs
5   Héctor Campana SG 1987–88, 1991–92, 1996–2000, 2002–04 2005 [3][4]
7   Bruno Lábaque PG 1994–2003, 2006–09, 2010–17 2017 [5]
9   Marcelo Milanesio PG 1982–2002 2002 [3]
11   Diego Osella C 1988–1992, 1993–2001, 2003–2010 2011 [6][7][8]

TitlesEdit

NationalEdit

  • Liga Nacional (9): 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991–92, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2008–09
  • Copa de Campeones (2): 1998, 1999
  • Super 8 (1): 2010–11
  • Top 4 (1): 2003–04
  • Copa Argentina (1): 2008

InternationalEdit

Records and factsEdit

  • Largest win: 140–81 to Independiente de Tucumán (1985-08-29)
  • Worst defeat: 49–83 to Gimnasia y Esgrima LP (2004-01-06)
  • The Argentine team with most national (14) and international (6) titles
  • All-time topscorer: Marcelo Milanesio (10,835)
  • Most games played: Marcelo Milanesio (848)

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