Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, commonly known simply as Atalanta, is an Italian football club based in the city of Bergamo, Lombardy. It is one of the several provincial football clubs and arguably one of the most successful of them too. They currently feature in the Italian Serie A.

History

Atalanta was founded in 1907 and actually was established after a division arose in the 1904-established FC Bergamo.

After being relegated from the Serie A in its first season, Atalanta returned to the Italian top flight in 1940 and played in the Serie A until 1959, finishing in 5th, its highest ever position, in 1948.

Atalanta submerged into depression in 1981 when it was dumped into the Italian Serie C1 but the club returned to the Serie B next season and then to the Serie A in 1985. However after that, Atalanta were irregular in the Serie A. They however reached the semi-final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1988 and in 1991 reached the UEFA Cup quarter-finals.

Country Italy Italy
City Ciserano
Founded 1907
Ground Gewiss Stadium
Nickname La Dea
Coach Gian Piero Gasperini
Website www.atalanta.it

The name “Atalanta” is taken from the female athlete of Greek mythology but the Italian football federation, the FIGC, did not recognize it until 1914. Atalanta joined the Italian league in 1929 and reached the Italian Serie A for the first time in its history in 1937.

Atalanta regained their top-flight status in 2011 and have since become a force in Serie A, regularly qualifying for the UEFA Champions League under Gian Piero Gasperini who took over in 2016. In his first full season, Atalanta finished fourth in Serie A, before three straight third-place finishes from 2019 to 2021.

Academy

Atalanta boast of possessing one of the best youth academies in Italy and over the years have produced the likes of Roberto Donadoni, Alessio Tacchinardi, Domenico Morfeo, Giampaolo Pazzini, Riccardo Montolivo, Ivan Pelizzoli, and Samuele Dalla Bona.

Stadium

Atalanta play their home matches at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri in Bergamo. The stadium can hold a crowd of 26,638.

Nickname

Atalanta bear the nickname the Nerazzurri, a nickname shared with Italian powerhouse Inter Milan. The club is also known as La Dea (the Goddess) and Orobici (Orobis).

Honours

  • Serie B Winners (6): 1927–28, 1939–40, 1958–59, 1983–84, 2005–06, 2010–11
  • Serie C1 Winners (1): 1981–82
  • Coppa Italia Winners (1): 1962–63

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