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, capital city of the Brazilian state of Goiás. 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; 84 years ago (1937-04-02)
GroundEstádio Antônio Accioly
PresidentAdson Batista
Head coachMarcelo Cabo
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Goiano
Série A, 13th of 20
Goiano, 3rd of 12
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, 2020


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 7 October 2021[1]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   BRA Breno Boeno
GK   BRA Fernando Miguel (on loan from Vasco da Gama)
GK   BRA Kozlinski
GK   BRA Leonardo
GK   BRA Luan Polli
DF   BRA Éder
DF   BRA Michel
DF   BRA Oliveira
DF   BRA Pedro Henrique
DF   BRA Wanderson (on loan from Bahia)
DF   BRA Werley
DF   BRA Arnaldo
DF   BRA Arthur Henrique (on loan from Ferroviária)
DF   BRA Dudu
DF   BRA Igor Cariús
DF   BRA Jefferson
DF   BRA Natanael (on loan from Internacional)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA André (on loan from Guarulhos)
MF   BRA Gabriel Baralhas (on loan from Ituano)
MF   BRA Marlon Freitas
MF   BRA Matheus Barbosa (on loan from Avaí)
MF   BRA Maurício
MF   BRA Willian Maranhão
MF   BRA João Paulo (on loan from Tombense)
MF   BRA Rickson
MF   BRA Rodrigues
FW   BRA André Luis (on loan from Corinthians)
FW   PAR Brian Montenegro (on loan from Olimpia)
FW   BRA Janderson (on loan from Corinthians)
FW   BRA Kevin
FW   BRA Lucão (on loan from Grêmio Anápolis)
FW   BRA Ronald
FW   BRA Jonas Toró (on loan from São Paulo)
FW   BRA Zé Roberto

Reserve teamEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   BRA Léo
DF   BRA Danilo
DF   BRA Flavio Junior
DF   BRA Gabriel
DF   BRA Lucas
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Odair Marciano
MF   BRA Rafael Miyasaki
MF   BRA Zé Henrique
FW   BRA Índio
FW   BRA Rian

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Pereira (at Oita Trinita until 31 December 2021)
DF   BRA Luan (at Flamengo until 31 December 2021)
DF   BRA Moraes (at Santos until 30 April 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Wellington Rato (at V-Varen Nagasaki until 31 December 2021)
FW   BRA Vitor Leque (at Cruzeiro until 31 December 2021)

First-team staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach Eduardo Barroca
Assistant manager Felipe Lucena
Assistant manager Eduardo Souza
General technical coordinator Rafael Cotta
Technical coordinator João Paulo Sanches
Football supervisor Júnior Mortosa
Fitness coach Diego Inácio
Fitness coach Luis Fernando Goulart
Physiologist Alexandre Oliveira
Goalkeeping coach Nonô Cerqueira
Goalkeeping coach Marcos Medeiros
Analyst Vitor Vieira
Doctor Avimar Teodoro
Doctor Rafael Pena
Physiotherapist Gustavo Ignácio
Physiotherapist João Rodrigues
Masseuse Matheus Alves
Masseuse Gabriel
Kit man Alex
Kit man Codó
Communication advisor Álvaro Castro
Dragão TV Paulo Marcos
Security Marcelão

Head coachesEdit


  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  1. ^ "Elenco profissional" [First team squad] (in Portuguese). Atlético Clube Goianiense. Retrieved October 7, 2021.

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