Atletico Madrid's line up 2022: New players, coach, owners, team captain, transfer rumours, stadium, team kits

Atletico Madrid's line up 2022: New players, coach, owners, team captain, transfer rumours, stadium, team kits

Claudia Kogi
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:09 PM

Club Atletico de Madrid is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid and plays in La Liga. The club is known for being the third most successful in Spanish football, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. Dig in to find more information on Atletico Madrid's line-up in 2022, including details about the club's owner, players, and transfer rumours.

Atletico Madrid's squad
Jan Oblak (far left) and his squad during the La Liga Santander match against Villarreal at the Civitas Metropolitano stadium on 21st August 2022, in Madrid, Spain. Photo: David S Bustamante
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Atletico has won La Liga on eleven occasions, including a league and cup double in 1996, the Copa del Rey on ten occasions, two Supercopa de Espana, one Copa Presidente FEF, and one Copa Eva Duarte, among others.

Profile summary

Full name

Atletico de Madrid Football Club

Year founded

26 April 1903


Miguel Angel Gil Margin


Los Colchoneros


Red and white


La Liga


Civitas Metropolitano


Jorge Resurreccion Merodio aka Koke

Head coach

Diego Pablo Simeone Gonzalez

Social media presence

Twitter, Instagram, Official website

Atletico Madrid's history

Atletico Madrid's players, coaches, owners
Alvaro Morata (right) during the La Liga Santander match against Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on 15th August 2022, in Getafe, Spain. Photo: David S Bustamante
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When was Atletico Madrid founded? The club was founded on 26 April 1903, as Athletic Club Sucursal de Madrid by three Basque students. The three founders saw the new club as a youth branch of their childhood team, Athletic Bilbao. In 1904, they were joined by dissident members of Real Madrid and began playing in blue and white halved shirts.

However, as time passed, Bilbao and Atletico Madrid's team kits were eventually changed to red and white stripes. Some of Atletico's fans believe that the club changed its colours because that colour combination was cheaper to make. Consequently, the club was nicknamed Los Colchoneros.

Atletico Madrid's stadium

Atletico Madrid's squad often trains and plays their home matches at their grounds, Civitas Metropolitano, which has a seating capacity of 68,456 people.

Atletico Madrid's owners

Atletico is owned by three tycoons; Enrique Cerezo Torres, the current club's president, owns 19% of the club, Idan Ofer owns 30%, and Miguel Angel Gil Margin owns 51% of the club. Miguel is the son of the former club's president, Jesus Gil.

Atletico Madrid's owners
Miguel Angel Gil Marin attends the wedding of Rocio Gil Oset and Philip Perez Cirera Roy on 19th September 2021, in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Javier Ramirez
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Atletico Madrid's new players

Atletico players are often renowned for their skillful tactics on the football pitch. Right from their goalkeeper to the defender on the other side of the pitch. Here is a list of players who have recently been called forth, including those who will appear in the 2022 line-up.


  • Ivo Grbic - Croatia
  • Jan Oblak - Slovenia (vice-captain)


  • Jose Gimenez - Uruguay (3rd captain)
  • Renan Lodi - Brazil
  • Stefan Savic - Montenegro (4th captain)
  • Nahuel Molina - Argentina
  • Felipe - Brazil
  • Mario Hermoso - Spain
  • Reinildo Mandava - Mozambique


  • Geoffrey Kondogbia - Central African Republic
  • Rodrigo De Paul - Argentina
  • Koke - Spain (captain)
  • Thomas Lemar - France
  • Marcos Llorente - Spain
  • Saul - Spain
  • Axel Witsel - Belgium
  • Yannick Carrasco - Belgium


  • Joao Felix - Portugal
  • Antoine Griezmann - France (on loan from Barcelona)
  • Matheus Cunha - Brazil
  • Angel Correa - Argentina
  • Alvaro Morata - Spain

Who is Atletico Madrid's coach?

Atletico Madrid's coach
Diego Pablo during the Liga match against Sevilla FC at Wanda Metropolitano on March 07, 2020, in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Diego Gonzalez
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The club's current head coach is Diego Pablo Simeone Gonzalez, famously dubbed El Cholo. He was born on 28th April 1970, and is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He has been the manager of the La Liga club since December 2011.

Who is Atletico Madrid's team captain?

Famously dubbed Koke, his real name is Jorge Resurreccion Merodio. He is one player who has spent the entirety of his career with the club since he made his debut in 2009. He has so far competed in over 500 matches and even won the 2013/14 and 2020/21 La Liga, two Europa League titles, and two UEFA Super Cup trophies.

Koke's preferred foot is right, but his versatility allows him to play as a right, left or central midfielder. The player has severally earned the plaudits of his peers, including Barcelona's coach Xavi, who often regards him as his successor;

He has everything, from talent to physical ability. He is a footballer of the present and the future. He has been marked as the conductor of Spain's orchestra for the next couple of years.

Atletico Madrid's transfer rumours

There is no current transfer news from Atletico Madrid's official website except for the most recent signing of Nahuel Molina from Udinese.

Atletico Madrid's official Instagram account

Atletico players are dynamic on social media platforms and have amassed significant fan bases. The club has an official Instagram with over 14 million followers. Additionally, they are active on Twitter, with over 5.4 million followers as of August 2022.

Atletico Madrid's line-up in 2022 seems to be intact and ready to fight for the 2022/2023 La Liga trophy.

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