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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
Logo of AC Goianiense.svg
Full nameAtlético Clube Goianiense
Nickname(s)Dragão (The Dragon)
FoundedApril 2, 1937; 82 years ago (1937-04-02)
GroundEstádio Antônio Accioly, Goiânia, Brazil
PresidentAdson Batista
Head coachEduardo Barroca
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Goiano
2017Série A, 20th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website


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 21 June 2019[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 Gustavo
  GK Kozlinski
  GK Leonardo
  GK Lucas Pereira
  GK Wendell
  DF Gilvan
  DF Lucas Rocha (on loan from Boavista)
  DF Oliveira
  DF Jonathan
  DF Luan Sales
  DF Moraes
  DF Nicolas (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
  DF Reginaldo (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
  MF Diego Fumaça
  MF Moacir
No. Position Player
  MF Pedro Bambú
  MF Ricardinho
  MF Washington
  MF Jorginho
  MF Matheus
  MF Kauê
  FW André Luís
  FW Édson Júnior
  FW Gilsinho
  FW Héctor Bustamante (on loan from 3 de Febrero)
  FW Jarro Pedroso (on loan from River Plate (URU))
  FW Mike
  FW Pedrinho
  FW Pedro Raúl (on loan from Vitória de Guimarães)
  FW Riquelme
  FW Vagner

First-team staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Coach Eduardo Barroca   Brazilian

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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