Atletico de Kolkata, commonly known as ATK, is an Indian professional Football club that plays in the Indian Super League under the license provided in the shade of All India Football Federation.
ATK was founded five years ago on 7th May, 2014 after the All India Football Federation, the main body behind the association football in India and IMG-Reliance announced the ownership bids of the eight selected teams upon the inaugural season of the Indian Super League.
It is one of the most expensive franchises which was purchased for 180 million Indian Rupees in the bid won by Sourav Ganguly, Harshavarhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, Utsav Parekh and Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
The Club won its first match under Coach Antonio Lopez. They were the winners of the inaugural season of ISL as they beat the Kerala Blasters in the final by 1-0.
The ownership of the team is currently in the hands of the Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt Ltd. a consortium made especially to oversee the administration and operations of ATK. The consortium comprises the former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, businessmen Harshvardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka and Utsav. The net worth of ATK is around 6.43 million Euros.
For the initial few seasons, the Atletico Madrid was also a part of the Consortium, but later Goenka bought the shares owned by the La Liga Club.
The Salt Lake Stadium serves as the home ground of the team. The stadium has the capacity to hold 85,000 spectators and currently is the largest stadium in India in terms of seating capacity.
|Antonio López Habas||Head Coach||62|
|Manuel Cascallana||Assistant Coach|
|Sanjoy Sen||Assistant Coach||58|
|Alvaro Ros Bernal||Physical Trainer|
|Subrata Talukdar||Director (Techincal Area)||59|
The Club holds
- 2 Indian Super League titles