Atlético de Madrid
is on birthday. Yours. The rojiblanco club celebrates this Wednesday its 118 years of existence since on April 26, 1903 a group of Biscayan students from the School of Mining Engineers who lived in Madrid met with the idea of forming a club in the image and likeness of the Athletic Bilbao.
A meeting that would begin on April 25 but would conclude at dawn on April 26, the date on which more than a century later it celebrates its anniversary.
The rojiblanco team celebrates this birthday with visible concern, even if it is temporary. A complicated week in which all the trouble of the Super league, which left the image of the entity touched both on the outside and inside, because many mattress fans have disagreed with the management of this matter.
In addition, in sports, the Atlético de Madrid is in a very delicate situation in his fight for the title of The league. After 21 days as leader, the team of Simeone can lose the first place of the table if this Thursday the Barça wins the game that he had postponed before him grenade. Something that seems very likely.
A DEEP LOOK
Beyond the specific situation, the truth is that few doubt that the current one is one of the brightest moments in the history of Atlético de Madrid. There have been important decades, with many titles, like in the 60s or 70s, for example. But what happened since 2010 contrasts with what happened in the late 90s and throughout the 2000s. From the titles of 95-96, League Y Cup, until Europa League of 2010 that started all this, just a trophy and one that he would not have liked to have lifted, that of champion of Second division on 02-01.
From there, hand in hand Quique Sánchez Flores and above all of Diego Pablo Simeone, no less than nine titles, including three Europa League, a Copa del Rey or one League.
In addition, in this last decade another four finals have been added, that of Copa del Rey on the 10/11, the two of the Champions League (2013 and 2015) and that of the Spain Supercup against him FC Barcelona in 2013 and the Spanish Super Cup of Saudi Arabia in 2019.