Atalanta B.C.

Atalanta Bergamo ( officially Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio 1907) is an Italian football club from the Lombard city of Bergamo.


The club was founded in October 1907 as Società di Bergamasca Ginnastica e Sport Atletici " Atalanta " and went into its present form by merging with " Società di Bergamasca Ginnastica e Scherma " in 1920 produced. He called himself " Atalanta Bergamasca di Ginnastica e Scherma " in 1945 but renamed back to its still valid name " Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio ". International, the association is, however, generally known under the short form " Atalanta ".

Although Atalanta in their history mainly in Serie A, Italy's top soccer league belonged, the club of very big success was denied to this day. The team from Lombardy was to date no single time Italian national champion and is therefore one of the 1948 in which they finished the Serie A with number five, still the most successful championship year. The only club to success is to win the Italian Cup in 1963 ( 3-1 against AC Torino ), whose repeat it in 1987 ( against Napoli ) and 1996 ( against Fiorentina ) just missed when she twice subject only in the finale.

Biggest international success is to reach the semi-finals in the European Cup Winners' Cup, has been approved for Atalanta 1987/88 despite the final defeat against Napoli, because those started as a master in the European Champions Cup. After victories over Merthyr Tydfil FC, ​​OFI Crete and Sporting Lisbon failed Atalanta, in the meantime to Serie B ( second division ) had descended, until the semi-finals on eventual winner KV Mechelen.

In the 2005/06 season with 81 points Atalanta was Serie B champions and thus increased again to Serie A. The recent decline in 18th of the season 2009/2010 was followed by the immediate promotion back to the elite class in 2011. Back in Serie A Atalanta, however, was penalized with a deduction of six points since the Atalanta player Cristiano Doni and Thomas Manfredini were suspected to be involved in a betting and match-fixing scandal. Former Atalanta captain Doni has since confessed to two Serie B games rigged to secure his team the rise. His club have, however, not know about. Manfredini, however, was acquitted of the charges. For Atalanta Bergamo even the season 2011/12 was quite satisfactory, but the season was completed despite the points deduction at the 12th place in the table.

Fan friendships

It is since 2000 an ultra- Fanbündnis between Atalanta fans, fans of the German Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt and fans of the Austrian Bundesliga FC Wacker Innsbruck, which is maintained until today. So you meet in Frankfurt and Innsbruck, often on the Curva Nord and scarves in Bergamo on trailer from Frankfurt and Innsbruck.

Squad of the 2013/14 season

Former Players

Former coach

  • Italy Giuseppe Meazza
  • Italy Emiliano Mondonico
  • Argentina Italy Luis Monti
  • Hungary Imre Payer
  • Italy Cesare Prandelli


A- Team

  • Italian Serie B Championship: 1939 /40, 1958/59, 1983/84, 2005/ 06, 2010/11

Youth team

  • Torneo di Viareggio: 1969, 1993
  • Campionato Primavera: 1992/93, 1997/98
  • Coppa Italia Primavera: 1999 /00, 2000/ 01, 2002 /03

Club Records

  • In Serie A: Biggest win: 7-1 Atalanta Bergamo - U.S. Triestina in the season 1951/52,
  • Biggest defeat: 9:1 Torino - Atalanta Bergamo in the season 1941/42,
  • Record player: Angelieri with 283 inserts
  • Top scorer: Cristiano Doni with 83 gates
  • Most goals in a season: Filippo Inzaghi with 24 goals in the season 1996/97