Atlético Clube Goianiense

Atlético Clube Goianiense, usually known as Atlético Goianiense or just as Atlético, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Goiânia, Goiás state. Atlético Goianiense is the oldest Goiânia city football club. The club is the first team of its state to win a national competition, which was the Série C. Atlético Goianiense made a comeback to Brazil's top level Série A in 2010 after a 23-year absence. In 2016, Atlético Goianiense won the title of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B for the first time. They won the title with two rounds in advance, beating the already relegated Tupi by 5 to 3.

Atlético Goianiense
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Full nameAtlético Clube Goianiense
Nickname(s)Dragão (The Dragon)
FoundedApril 2, 1937; 83 years ago (1937-04-02)
GroundEstádio Antônio Accioly
PresidentAdson Batista
Head coachVagner Mancini
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Goiano
2019Série B, 4th (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season


On April 2, 1937, Nicanor Gordo and Joaquim Veiga founded the club, starting football in the newly founded city of Goiânia. Nicanor Gordo and Joaquim Veiga left the newly founded club in 1938, and joined Goiânia EC, which was another new club.

In 1944, the club competed in the first Campeonato Goiano, which was also the first official football championship in the state, and was contested between five clubs from Goiânia. The other teams were Goiânia, Vila Nova, Goiás and Campinas. Atlético Goianiense won the competition, being its first title. In 1957, the club won the state championship without losing a match, also winning the Torneio dos Invictos, played in the same year.

In 1971, the team won the Torneio da Integração Nacional, beating Ponte Preta in the final. In 1990, after defeating América Mineiro in the penalty shootout, Atlético Goianiense won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.

In 2003, Atlético Goianiense finished in the state championship's last place, and was relegated to the following year's second division. In 2005, the club won the Goiás State Championship Second Division, being promoted to the following year's First Division. In 2006, the club finished in second place in the Goiás State Championship First Level, and they won the league in 2010 and in 2011. The club competed in the Copa Sudamericana in 2012.

The club's greatest achievement was in 2016, when they won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.


1990, 2008
1944, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1970, 1985, 1988, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2019


Match between Atlético Goianense and Corinthians.

The club plays its home matches at Estádio Antônio Accioly, which has a maximum capacity of approximately 12,000 people. Instead the club has plans to make his own modern arena for more than 15,000 to replace Antônio Accioly Stadium.

Atlético Goianiense's training center is called CT Urias Magalhães. Atlético Goianiense has another training ground for youth players at the city of Aparecida de Goiânia.

Club's colorsEdit

Atlético's usual home colors

The club's colors are red and black. It is composed of a red and black horizontal striped shirt, white short and red and black horizontal striped socks.

Symbols and anthemEdit

Atlético Goianiense's mascot is a red dragon symbolizing the club. The club is nicknamed Dragão, meaning Dragon. The flag is similar to the club's home kit, with red and black horizontal stripes, and the logo in the center.

Atlético's official anthem was composed by Joaquim Jayme, however, there is another, non-official, anthem.

Current squadEdit

First TeamEdit

As of 29 July 2020[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Gabriel Bernard
  GK Jean (on loan from São Paulo)
  GK Kozlinski
  GK Lucas Pereira
  DF Éder (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
  DF Gilvan (captain)
  DF João Victor (on loan from Corinthians)
  DF Oliveira
  DF Dudu (on loan from Internacional)
  DF Luan
  DF Nicolas (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
  DF Reginaldo (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
  MF Edson
  MF Marlon Freitas
  MF Matheus Frizzo (on loan from Grêmio)
No. Position Player
  MF Moacir
  MF Willian Maranhão
  MF Chico
  MF Everton Felipe (on loan from São Paulo)
  MF Jorginho
  MF Henry Vaca (on loan from The Strongest)
  MF Matheus
  MF Matheus Vargas (on loan from Fortaleza)
  FW Édson Júnior
  FW Gustavo Ferrareis (on loan from Internacional)
  FW Hyuri
  FW Júlio César (on loan from Chapecoense)
  FW Júnior Brandão (on loan from Ludogorets)
  FW Renato Kayzer (on loan from Cruzeiro)
  FW Vitor Leque

Reserve teamEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  DF Danilo
  DF Michel
No. Position Player
  DF Odair Marciano
  MF Ricardo

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Gustavo (at Sampaio Corrêa until 30 January 2021)
  DF Carlos (at Anapolina until 26 April 2020)
  DF Moraes (at Mirassol until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
  FW Marcão (at Anapolina until 26 April 2020)
  FW Riquelme (at Anapolina until 26 April 2020)

First-team staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Head coach Vagner Mancini  
Assistant manager Eduardo Souza  
Technical coordinator Rafael Cotta  
Fitness coach Jorge Soter  
Fitness coach Diego Inácio  
Physiologist Alexandre Oliveira  
Goalkeeping coach Marcos Medeiros  
Goalkeeping coach Nonô Cerqueira  
Physiotherapist João Rodrigues  
Doctor Gleyder Nunes  
Doctor Avimar Teodoro  
Doctor Eduardo Duarte  
Kit man Alex  
Kit man Codó  
Masseuse Matheus Alves  
Football supervisor Júnior Mortosa  

Head coachesEdit


  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  1. ^ "equipe" (in Portuguese). Atlético Goianiense official site. Retrieved May 8, 2019.

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