Atlético Madrid: A brief overview
Founded in 1903, Atlético Madrid are a professional Spanish club currently playing in the Liga BBVA. The club play their home games at Vicente Calderón and possess top training facilities and good youth facilities. The club's training ground is Nuevo Cerro del Espino. The Atlético Madrid reserve team play at Nuevo Cerro del Espino. The club has above average junior coaching and a well-established youth recruitment network. The club is affectionately known as Los Colchoneros and retains a fierce rivalry with Real Madrid.
Enjoying their greatest spell of success during the 1970's, Los Colchoneros have a history they can be proud of. Boasting a total of 25 competition wins, here are just some of their highlights: At. Madrid finished runners-up in the Champions League in 1974, won the Liga BBVA 9 times and are 8 time runners-up, won the Cup Winners Cup in 1962 and finished second best two further times, and won the UEFA Cup in 2010.
Who Am I?
I am 66-time Spanish international Míchel for this story. Between 1981 and 1984, Míchel played 108 times and scored 25 goals for Real Madrid B, he was then moved up to Real Madrid's senior squad and between 1982 to 1996 he played 404 times and scored 97 times. He then moved to Mexican side Celaya in 1996 and played for them 34 times, scoring 9 goals. Míchel had to retire aged 27 after a road accident. Míchel played for Spain's U16's 3 times, U18's 21 times, scoring 11, U21's 7 times, scoring 1, Spanish amateur 1 time and then Spain's senior side 66 times, scoring 21 goals. Since his playing days, Míchel has managed Rayo Valecanno (2005-06), Real Madrid B (2006-07), Getafe (2009-11), Sevilla (2012-13) and in real life he is currently managing Greek side Olympiacos as of July 2013.