Atletico Mineiro are a Brazilian football club who were founded in 1908. The team played their very first official match in March 1909 and are seen as one of the most traditional clubs in Brazil. They are also one of the best supported clubs in their region although the 75,000 Mineirao stadium is barely ever filled. The ground is also shared with the club's local rivals Cruzeiro.
The club are best known for being constant winners of the Minas Gerais State Championship before the Brazilian league was formed in 1970. This championship included the teams in the immediate region such as Cruzeiro, America Mineiro and Villa Nova. The team won their first State Championship in 1915. By 1958, they had racked up an impressive 20 triumphs. To date, they have won the competition a staggering 39 times. However, in the last decade, Atletico have only won the league twice due to Cruzeiro becoming the region's dominant force.
Atletico Mineiro become the first club to sport a Dryworld manufactured kit as their 2016 home and away shirts are released. With the Brazilian Serie A club signing with new company and Canadian based kit manufacturers Dryworld, Atletico Mineiro have been issued a trademark look of black and whi [...]
Brazilian outfit Atletico Mineiro have officially launched their new third kit for the 2015-16 season [...]
Current Copa Libertadores champions Atl├ętico Mineiro are the latest Brazilian side to launch their new home and away kits for the 2014 season. The club recently signed a new kit deal with Puma overtaking Lupo as of this season onwards and the home shirt reveals the club's trademark black and whi [...]
Here are the new shirts of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro for 2013 [...]
Since it's formation in 1971, the Brazilian Championship has been the nation's largest competition as it incorporates the entire country. Atletico managed to win the first ever national league in 1971. However, that remains their only triumph to date as finishing runner up in 1977, 1980 and 1999 represents their best performances since.
During 2005, the club faced the unthinkable as they were relegated for the first time in their history. Nevertheless, they bounced back by winning the second tier of national Brazilian football in 2006.