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Atletico Madrid are a Spanish football club who play in La Liga. They are one of three clubs based in Madrid, Spain's capital, along with Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. Real are their great rivals and arguably the most successful team in world soccer history.
Atletico Madrid used to play their home matches at the Vicente Calderon Stadium before moving to the Estadio Metropolitano in 2017.
Foundation and early history
In 1974, Atletico Madrid made the European Cup final, but they were beaten 4-0 by Bayern Munich in a replay after a 1-1 draw following extra time. Luis Aragones, a key player for Atletico during this era and a future Spain national team coach, scored Atletico's goal in the first game.
Financial problems and relegation
Radomir Antic managed the team in three separate stints under Gil, but his controversial decision to close the academy led to Raul joining crosstown rivals Real Madrid.
Return to success
Simeone led Atletico to the 2012 UEFA Europa League title and then an astonishing 4-1 win over European champions Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final. That match saw Radamel Falcao complete a hat-trick against a club he would go on to play for.
In 2020/21, they once again lifted the La Liga trophy, beating rivals Real by two points to claim their 11th league title. However, they finished third behind Barcelona and Real Madrid in both the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons.
The Madrid Derby
Known for reckless spending in the Jesus Gil era, Atletico Madrid are in far better financial health in the modern era. The move into the Wanda Metropolitano saw matchday revenue increase almost 50% to $68million in 2017/18. Forbes value the team at $1.539billion (€1.4billion) as of May 2023 with revenue of $445million (€394million) and operating income of $32million (€28million).