Atlético Madrid Tryouts & Club Guide: History, Stadium, Players, and More!

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Club Atlético de Madrid is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. The club competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

Atlético Madrid Youth Development System

Atlético Madrid Reserves

Atlético de Madrid B is a Spanish football team based in Madrid, in the community of Madrid. Founded on 17 September 1963, it is the reserve team of Atlético Madrid and currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 1. They play their home games at Cerro del Espino Stadium.

Atletico Madrid Academy

The club works every day to make the Academy one of the best Comprehensive Training Centres of footballers and values in the world. Thousands of players place their trust in our program. The Academy is the place where dreams are born.

The club has bet on a sporting model based on an internal selection, to create a structure which generates the greatest number of emerging players, home-grown footballers, who have grown up following the values of the entity and who coexist with internationally renowned players. This is the case of Gabi, Fernando Torres, Lucas, Koke, Thomas, and Saúl who went through the Academy and are members of our first team.

Our training project regularly contributes players to the lower categories of national and international teams. Footballers, who in many cases have defended the colours of their senior national teams.

Integrated in this model is the Foundation, which contributes to spread the positive values of sport, reaching the most vulnerable places of the world from a social and humanitarian point of view, as well as Atlético de Madrid’s women’s team, which involves the female players.

How to join Atletico Madrid academy?

To join the Academy, it’s necessary to participate in selection tests that are conducted once a year in April and May.

The Club announces on its web page and through the media the opening of the official registration to receive applications for different age groups, so that everyone interested can send their requests, with the required information. Once the deadline for the submission of applications is over, all participants will receive a call with the day and place in which the selection will take place. To visit the news section of their website for upcoming events, please click here.

The tests are conducted at the main headquarters where the Atlético de Madrid teams train and compete in Madrid: Majadahonda’s Sports City, ‘Ernesto Cotorruelo’ Sport Fields, Municipal Sports Centre of Orcasitas and Municipal Sports Centre ‘José Caballero’ of Alcobendas.

After the tests, the club will inform the participants of the outcome of the selection process, indicating the selected ones the steps to follow and the conditions to be a part of the Atlético de Madrid Academy.

For any more information regarding the access to the male or female teams, you can contact the Academy through the contact channels that can be found on this page.

Atlético de Madrid Academy
Club Offices at the Wanda Metropolitano:
Avenida Luis Aragonés, 4. 28022 (Madrid).
Telephone: +34 91 171 17 18

Atlético Madrid International Training Projects

The club has started a process of Transformation and Integration of the Academy, in order to unify methodology and values among the High Performance and Training Academy, to then take its model abroad.

In this regard, Schools in Mexico and Romania are running, while important steps are being taken to open new offices in accordance to an ambitious international expansion plan, which expects the creation of Schools in different strategic markets for the entity, thus contributing to achieve future growth objectives and reinforce the values of the Atlético de Madrid brand in the world.

Within its sporting and training activity, the Club also carries out international programmes for players who come to Madrid from several countries around the world, from China, Azerbaijan, as well as from allied clubs in Thailand, Mexico or the United States, among others.

These programmes offer many children the opportunity to have a unique educational and formative experience in Spain, studying and training according to the training plans of the club, along with the other Spanish players from the Academy.

These comprehensive training projects fall within the international expansion plan of the club, since they constitute another important instrument through which the positioning of the Atlético de Madrid brand can consolidate in strategic markets for the entity.

Atlético Madrid International Football Camps

Atlético Madrid – United States Camps

Atlético MadridMARYLAND
FACILITYMaryland SoccerPlex
AGES5 to 16 years old boys and girls.
EMAIL TO REGISTER[email protected]
WEBSITEWebsite Link
Atlético MadridMIAMI, FLORIDA
FACILITYTed Hendricks Stadium
AGES5 to 18 years old boys and girls.
DATESMore information
PHONE NUMBER TO REGISTER+13055175633 / +17864200886
FACILITYThe Hun School of Princeton
AGES5 to 16 years old boys and girls.
EMAIL TO REGISTER[email protected]
WEBSITEWebsite Link
FACILITYRandalls Island
AGES5 to 16 years old boys and girls.
EMAIL TO REGISTER[email protected]
WEBSITEWebsite Link
Atlético MadridWASHINGTON DC
FACILITYGeorgetown Visitation Prep School
AGES5 to 16 years old boys and girls.
EMAIL TO REGISTER[email protected]
WEBSITEWebsite Link

Atlético Madrid South Africa Camps

Atlético MadridCAPE TOWN
AGES6 to 16 years old boys and girls.
PHONE NUMBER TO REGISTER+270218515766 / +270762236613

Atlético Madrid Russia Camps

Atlético MadridMOSCOW OBLAST
FACILITYPark-Hotel ‘Peresvet’
AGES7 to 16 years old boys and girls.
PHONE NUMBER TO REGISTER+7 (495) 933.70.03 / +7 (916) 587.85.55
EMAIL TO REGISTER[email protected]
WEBSITEWebsite Link


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Atlético Madrid History

Atlético Madrid are the third most successful club in the history of Spanish football, trailing only Real Madrid and Barcelona in terms of the number of league titles they have won. Atlético have been crowned champions of La Liga ten times, including a league and cup double in 1996; the Copa del Rey ten times; two Supercopas de Espaa, one Copa Presidente FEF and one Copa Eva Duarte; in Europe, they have won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1962, were runners-up in 1963 and 1986, were UEFA Champions League runners-up in 1974, 2014, and 2016, won the Europa League in 2010, 2012, The Atlético home uniform consists of shirts with red and white stripes running vertically, blue shorts, and blue and red socks. Since 1911, people have been making use of this combo. Due to the fact that the first team’s stripes are the same colors as traditional mattresses, the club has been known by a number of nicknames over the course of their existence. One of these nicknames is “Los Colchoneros,” which translates to “The Mattress Makers.” They became known as Los Indios during the 1970s, and some people believe that this moniker originated from the club’s signing of several players from South America once the limits on signing foreign players were abolished. However, there are a number of alternative theories that claim they were named so because their stadium was “camped” on the river bank, or because Los Indios (The Indians) were the traditional enemy of Los Blancos (The Whites), which is the nickname of the club’s city rivals, Real Madrid. Los Blancos is the nickname of the club’s city rivals, Real Madrid. Since 2003, King Felipe VI of Spain has served as the honorary president of the club. He is currently the king of Spain.

Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (C-L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish League football match between Atletico Madrid and Cadiz at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on November 7, 2020. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP) (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

The club was a co-owner of the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise in Kolkata, which was originally known as Atlético de Kolkata and won the competition twice. However, in 2017, the club chose to discontinue its franchise arrangement with the ISL club due to broken obligations by the ISL club. Atlético also has a stake in the Liga MX team Atlético San Luis and the Atlético Ottawa team that plays in the Canadian Premier League.


Up until 2017, the club’s home matches were played in the Vicente Calderón Stadium in southern Madrid, which has a capacity of 54,990. Prior to this, the club had its beginnings at the Ronda de Vallecas and remained there until 1923. After the Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid was finished being constructed in 1923, the team relocated there and remained there until the Vicente Calderón was finished being constructed in 1966.

After being utilized for Madrid’s unsuccessful bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium was refurbished and its seating capacity was increased from 20,000 to 68,000. The team now plays its home games in the remodeled stadium. The Vicente Calderón was torn down in July of 2020 and will be replaced by a park along the Manzanares River in Madrid. The park will be located on the riverbanks. The newly restored Metropolitano Stadium played host to its first competitive encounter on September 17, 2017, as it faced off against Malaga CF. King Felipe VI was present for the match. Antoine Griezmann was the player who scored the first goal for the club inside the venue.


Cortazar, Astoria, and Abdon, three Basque students studying in Madrid, are credited with being the founders of Atletico Madrid. They were in the cafe La Maison Dore on Alcala Street in the Spanish capital at the beginning of 1903 when they came up with the idea for the club. They got together in order to form a football club, which was intended to be some kind of subsidiary organization for the Athletics, which had been established a few years before.

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Miguel Angel Gil Marin, the chief executive of Atletico, has just over 50 percent of the company’s shares, making him the biggest stakeholder.

Miguel Angel Gil Marin

Alongside him is President Enrique Cerezo, and the Wanda Group, which has approximately 17 percent of the shares and is the owner of the naming rights to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. In the autumn of 2017, the Israeli multinational Quantum Pacific Group completed a transaction in which it purchased 15 percent of Atletico Madrid shares f