How successful are Atlético Madrid in Spain?
In terms of league titles won, Atlético Madrid are the third most successful club in Spanish football – behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Why is Madrid called Atlético Madrid?
In 1941, a decree issued by Francisco Franco banned teams from using foreign names and the club became Atlético Aviación de Madrid. In 1947, the club decided to drop the military association from its name and settled on its current name of Club Atlético de Madrid.
Can Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid play in the Champions League?
One week later, Atlético faced city rivals Real Madrid in their first Champions League final since 1974, and the first played between two sides from the same city.
Who is the owner of Atlético Madrid?
Chief Executive Officer: Miguel Ángel Gil Marín. Owner of the club, he holds 56% of the stock. He is the son of former club president Jesús Gil. Forlán won the Pichichi and Golden Shoe with 32 goals. Note: Atlético reached the 2007–08 UEFA Cup Round of 32 as qualified from the UEFA Intertoto Cup .