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About Club Atletico de Madrid
Club Atletico de Madrid, S.A.D., commonly known as Atletico de Madrid and Atletico Madrid, is a Spanish football club based in Madrid who play in La Liga. Atlético have won both La Liga and the Copa del Rey on nine occasions, including a double in 1996; in Europe, they won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1962, were European Cup runners-up in 1974, won the Intercontinental Cup in 1975, won the Europa League in 2010 and in 2012, and won the UEFA Super Cup in 2010 and 2012.
Los Colchoneros play their home games at the Vicente Calderon, which currently holds up to 54,960 spectators. In 2015, Atletico are due to move to their new home of Estadio La Peineta, which will have a capacity of 70,000.
Atleti’s home kit is red and white vertical striped shirts, with blue shorts, accompanied by blue and red socks, this combination has been used since 1911. Nike are the kit manufacturers, the only sponsor is Kyocera.
During their history, the club have been known by a number of nicknames, including Los Colchoneros, due to their first team stripes being the same colors as old-fashioned mattresses. During the 1970s, they became known as Los Indios, allegedly due to the club signing several South American players after the restrictions on signing foreign players was lifted. However, there are a number of counter theories which claim they were so named because their stadium is “camped” on the river bank, or because Los Indios were the traditional enemy of Los Blancos, which is the nickname of the club’s city rivals, Real Madrid.