Atletico Clube Goianiense
Atletico Clube Goianiense is a Brazilian Football team based out of the city of Goiania in the Goias state of Brazil. It is the oldest football club in the city and is also the first team to win a national competition, the Serie C. Nicanor Gordo and Juaquim Veiga formed the club in 1937 in the brand new city of Goiania. However, the founding members were quick to depart to Goiania Esporte Clube in the very next season.
In 1944, the first city-level tournament was held between 5 teams in Goiania, called the Campeonato Goiano. Atletico won the first edition ever, something it went onto repeat on another 10 occasions at the top level in the city. They won the title in the second level, as well, on two occasions.
Atletico have won the torneio de Integracao Nacional and the Torneio dos Invictos once each in 1971 and 1957 respectively. Moving up through the levels, Atletico beat America Miniero in a penalty shootout to win the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie C title in 1990.
Atletico play their home games at the Estadio Antonio Accioly, a stadium with the capacity to hold 8,000 people. Their mascot is called Dragao, which means Dragon, the club’s symbol. The team plays in red and black horizontal stripes with their logo in the centre of the jersey.
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