Mar 16, 2015
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Hello FM members, I'm going to start a long term story and what better time to do it as FM 17 has been released. My story will be in South America, where I tend to enjoy most of my FM playing time. The club that I picked is a club that I support since I was born. In this story, there will be many goals that I want to achieve with this club and I will write them in the following post after this.

If you recall my previous stories, I tend to post game to game but for this story I will do a monthly update with the exception for big games/ finals and player transfer. The story will begin on January 2016 as the competition in real life as not been finish.

Hope you will enjoy and prepare for a long post.

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Clube Atlético Mineiro, commonly known "Atlético" and nicknamed as Galo (Rooster), is a Brazilian multisport club based in Lourdes, a bairro nobre (noble/high class neighborhood) in the city of Belo Horizonte. Although they compete in a number of different sports, Atlético is mostly known for its football team. It plays in the Campeonato Mineiro, the State of Minas Gerais's premier state league, as well as the Brasileirão, the top tier of the Brazilian football league system.

The club was founded on March 25, 1908 by 22 Belorizontino students, being led by Margival Mendes Leal and Mário Toledo as a response to the social discrimination practiced by many clubs elsewhere in Brazil. Despite being founded by upper class founders, the club opened its doors to everyone regardless of social class, quickly establishing itself as a "people's club". As a result, the club has the most supporters in the city and the largest supporters in the state. Atlético is also the oldest club of Belo Horizonte. Atlético play their home games at the Estádio Independência, better known as the Independência, which currently holds up to 23,018 spectators. Atlético's regular kit is black and white striped shirts, with black shorts, accompanied by white socks.

Atlético Mineiro is one of Brazil's most successful clubs, having won the Brasileirão in 1971, while also finishing runners-up on five occasions. They have won the Campeonato Mineiro 43 times, being the record-holders as the most successful club in that competition. Atlético is also the best performing club of the Copa CONMEBOL (now Copa Sudamericana) winning in 1992 and 1997 and finalists in 1995. In 2005, they were relegated to the 2nd Division for the first time in club history but returned one season later after winning the 2nd Division. They also won the Copa Libertadores in 2013 with a star-laden squad featured players such as Bernard, Diego Tardelli, Jô, Victor and Ronaldinho, and became the 10th Brazilian club to win it. Recently in 2014, the club has won its first Recopa Sudamericana and its first Copa do Brasil.

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Some of Atlético biggest highlights was a 1950 tour across Europe which the club faced 10 European teams with the record of 6 wins, 2 loss and 2 ties, winning such as TSV 1860 Munchen, Hamburger SV and RSC Anderlecht; thus winning the title Campeão do Gelo (Ice Champion). In 1969, the club beat the Brazilian National Team, the same squad that ended up winning the 1970 World Cup, won 2-1. The 1970s-80s, the club had one of the greatest squad in Brazil thus having the best record in the Brazilian Championship in (77, 80, 83, 85) but due to political and arbitration scandals prevented Atlético to win.

They also have many key and famous players that played in Brazil's squads such as Dario, Reinaldo, Luizinho, Toninho Cerezo, Éder, Elzo, Cláudio Taffarel, Gilberto Silva, Diego Alves, Diego Tardelli, Ronaldinho, Jô, Victor, and Bernard.

The club plays at Estádio Independência, which is owned by America Mineiro and has the capacity of 23,000.

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Occasionally, they will play at Estádio Mineirão (owned by the state and mainly used by Cruzeiro), in case of a Cup final or big game.

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Cidade do Galo is the club training facilities, it regards as on the best training ground in Brazil and was recently used as Argentina training ground during the 2014 World Cup.

Atlético Mineiro biggest rivalry is Cruzeiro is widely-known as the Classico Mineiro derby in Brazil

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Overall: 491 games
Atlético Mineiro: 199 wins and 701 goals
Cruzeiro: 162 wins and 624 goals
130 draws

The Club other rivalry are América Mineiro called the Clássico das Multidões Belo Horizonte

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Overall: 400 games
Atlético Mineiro: 196 wins and 696 goals
América Mineiro: 104 wins and 501 goals
100 draws

and their interstate rivals Flamengo

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Next post will be the club's honour history and story goals

Clube Atlético Mineiro Honours

Bold years are won during story

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(formerly know as Copa CONMEBOL (1992-1998) and Copa Mercosur/Copa Merconorte (1999-2001))
Winner (2)- 1992, 1997
Runner-up (1)- 1995
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Runner-up (5)- 1977, 1980, 1999, 2012, 2015
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View attachment 124938Campeonato MineiroWinner (44)- 1915, 1926, 1927, 1931, 1932, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1970, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Runner-up (35)- 1916, 1917, 1918, 1921, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1948, 1951, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014
Primeira LigaWinner (1): 2016

Other now-Defunct honours: Copa de Oro runner-up 1993; Copa Master de CONMEBOL runner-up in 1996; Champion Cup winner in 1937 (FBF), 1974 (FMF), and 1978 (CBD); Taca Minas Gerais winner in 1975, 1976, 1979, 1986, and 1987; Taca Belo Horizonte winner in 1970, 1971, and 1972; Initium Tournment winner in 1928, 1931, 1932, 1939, 1947, 1949, 1950, and 1954; Incentives Tournment winner in 1993; Belo Horizonte Cup winner in 1959; and Bueno Brandao Cup winner in 1914

Game Goals

Here are some of the goals that I want to achieve in this story. I may add more challenges in the future.

Team based
Build new and own stadiumNot Complete (Currently playing at Estádio Independência; Owned by America Mineiro)
Most Campeonato Mineiro titlesYes (Currently with 44 titles; Cruzeiro with 37)
Most Campeonato Brasileiro titlesNot Complete (Currently 1 title; Palmeiras and Santos with 8 titles)
Most Copa do Brasil titlesNot Complete (Currently 1 title; Gremio and Cruzeiro with 4 titles)
Most Copa Libertadores titlesNot Complete (Currently 1 title; Independiente with 7 titles)
Most Copa Sudamericana titlesNot Complete (Currently 2 titles; Tied with Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo, Sao Paulo, and Lanus with 2 titles each)
Most Recopa Sudamericana titlesNot Complete (Currently 1 title; Boca Juniors with 4 titles)
Most FIFA Club World Cup titlesNot Compelete (Currently 0 titles; AC Milan and Real Madrid with 4 titles)
Player Based
Have a Player in Club play the World Cup1970- Dario (Brazil); 1974- Ladislao Mazurkiewicz (Uruguay); 1978- Toninho Cerezo (Brazil) and Reinaldo (Brazil); 1982- Luizinho (Brazil), Toninho Cerezo (Brazil), and Éder (Brazil); 1986- Edivaldo (Brazil) and Elzo (Brazil); 1998- Cláudio Taffarel (Brazil); 2002- Gilberto Silva (Brazil); 2010- Julio César Cáceres (Paraguay); 2014- Jô (Brazil) and Victor (Brazil)
Have a Player in Club win the World Cup1970- Dario (Brazil); 2002- Gilberto Silva (Brazil)
CruzeiroOverall: 496 games
Atlético Mineiro: 203 wins and 714 goals
Cruzeiro: 162 wins and 631 goals
131 draws
Have More Titles than CruzeiroFIFA Club World Cup: Atletico- 0; Cruzeiro- 0
Copa Libertadores: Atletico- 1; Cruzeiro- 2
Copa Sudamericana: Atletico- 2; Cruzeiro- 0
Recopa Sudamericana: Atletico- 1; Cruzeiro- 1
Brasileirão Serie A: Atletico- 1; Cruzeiro- 4
Copa Do Brasil: Atletico- 1; Cruzeiro- 4
Campeonato Mineiro: Atletico- 44; Cruzeiro- 37
Primeira Liga: Atletico- 1; Cruzeiro- 0
America MineiroOverall: 402 games
Atlético Mineiro: 197 wins and 697 goals
América Mineiro: 105 wins and 502 goals
100 draws
FlamengoOverall: 111 games
Atlético Mineiro: 36 wins and 160 goals
Flamengo: 45 wins and 165 goals
30 draws

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Meet the Players

Here are the players at the clubs


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These are the clubs' keepers in the main squad. Victor (or St.Victor as the fans call him) will be the starting keeper for the next couple of years. Giovanni is a solid backup that can play games if needed. Uilson and Cleiton are the upcoming keepers for the future.


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Our main CBs will be our captain Leonardo Silva and Frickson Erazo. With Silva already entering his twilight years, we will looking for a replacement either in the transfer market or though our youth ranks. Edcarlos and Ronaldo will be the bench players, while Gabriel and Jesiel will be given a couple of opportunities to impress and maybe even replace Leo Silva.


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Marco Rocha will be the key RB for the club. After the sale of Douglas Santos to Hamburger, Fabio Santos has become the main man on the left side. Patric, Carlos Cesar and Leonan will be the bench players.


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Players in the midfielder role will be played in different position when they are needed. But the three main players in this position are Rafael Carioca, Juan Cazares, and Junior Urso. Donizete, Otero, Maicosuel, and Carlos Eduardo will key bench players that cause the other teams problems late in the game. Yago is the upcoming player that can help us if injury occurs.


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Like the midfielders, the forwards will play in various different positions such as striker or attacking midfielders. Luan, Lucas Pratto, Robinho, and Fred will all be competing for the three forward spots. Clayton and Hyuri are two quality attacking options on the bench. Carlos is a rising star among the clubs ranks but is currently out with a broken ankle and will be out for 5 months.

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Some of the reserves players of the team. Capixaba, Adson, and Joao Salgado are all promising players that will hopefully get their chance with the team.

Key Players

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Since coming to the club in 2012, Victor became the turning point of the club recent success. he got his nickname São Victor do Horto (St. Victor of Horto) after his heroic in Copa Libertadores in 2013 where he helped Atletico Mineiro win their first ever title. He also helped the club win Campeonato Mineiro in 2013 and 2015 and Copa do Brasil and Recopa in 2014.

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Leonardo Silva joined Atletico Mineiro in 2011 after leaving Cruzeiro. Since joining, he quickly estalished himself as a vital CB and became the team captain in 2015. He is the club all time leader in goals as a defender. His resume with the club includes a Copa Libertadores in 2013, Campeonato Mineiro in 2012, 2013, and 2015, and Copa do Brasil and Recopa in 2014. At the age of 36, he quickly running out of time to win the Brasileiro and Atletico will need to start looking for a replacement soon.

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Lucas joined Atletico Mineiro in 2015. The Argentine quickly became the club attacker force after Jo left. His strength and pace makes him a unique player that other clubs tends to have difficulties against. His biggest performance since joining when he scored two goals including an impressive volley against the rivals Cruzeiro in a Campeonato Mineiro Semifinals clash in 2015. He eventually became the Atlético's highest-ever foreign goalscorer ever on July 2015.

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Robinho recently joined the club this year as Atletico Mineiro are trying to compete to win the Campeonato Brasileiro. He coming to the club with great expectation and is hoping that he will return to form as he did with Santos. His resume includes Campeonato Brasileiro in 2002 and 2004 and a Copa do Brasil in 2010 with Santos, 2 La Liga with Real Madrid and 2011/12 Serie A title with AC Milan.​
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Preseason 2016

The 2016 Preseason for Atlético Mineiro featured 5 matches which included a tour across Asia. This preseason allowed us to see the strengths and weakness of the club. During the games, I tested out the 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 formations.

Here are the results:

Club Universidad de Chile x Clube Atlético Mineiro

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We started off rusty as the players were just getting back to playing after their vacation. La U scored the first goal but Maicosuel and Juan Cazares scored 2 goals in a minute give us control of the rest of the game and the eventual win.

Changchun Yatai Football Club x Clube Atlético Mineiro

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We made our first stop in Changchun, China to kick off our Asian tour. Changchun Yatai wasn't any trouble for us as we dominated the game so it was a perfect opportunity to see what the reserves and youth could do. Clayton, Maicosuel and Yago scored for us.

Ehime Football Club x Clube Atlético Mineiro

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Our second stop was in Matsuyama, Japan as we faced J2 side Ehime FC. Again another side that wouldn't give us any trouble expect for the only shot on target Ehime had and they scored. We used a mix of first team and bench players of the match. Robinho scored both goals.

Fagiano Okayama x Clube Atlético Mineiro

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Our third stop was in Okayama, Japan where we faced another J2 side. Fagiano played more defensively compared to the last two opponents but our side were the superior ones. Juan Cazares got a brace and Clayton added one in.

Matsumoto Yamaga Football Club x Clube Atlético Mineiro

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Our final stop was in Matsumoto, Japan where we faced recently relegated Yamaga. The was really easy as Yamaga didn't have any real opportunities. Fred scored twice and Luan scored the other.

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And that's it for the preseason, we will head back to Brazil to start 2016 season against Flamengo in the 1st ever edition of Primeira Liga.


2016 Primeira Liga

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The first ever edition of Primeira Liga or also known as Copa Sul-Minas-Rio (South-Minas-Rio Cup) will be played this year and the group stage was announced. The competition was founded in 2015 by clubs that are unhappy with the state championships and their low attendances and revenues. The first edition will be played in 2016. The club competition contested between the clubs from Rio de Janeiro (2), Rio Grande do Sul (2), Parana (2), Minas Gerais (3), and Santa Catarina (3). This competition is similar to the Copa do Nordeste.

The rule on team that qualify to this competition is unclear but many suggest that finalist from Campeonato Carioca, Campeonato, Campeonato Gaucho, and Campeonato Paranaense; the top 3 finish in Campeonato Mineiro and Campeonato Catarinense. Also its suggested that the club that are participating in Copa Libertadores will not be in this competition.

The competition consist of 3 groups. The winner of the group qualify to the Knockout Stage with the best 2nd placed club joining them. Each club will face each other in the group only once.

For the first ever edition, Atlético Mineiro was placed in Group A with Clube Atlético Paranaense, Avaí Futebol Clube, and their interstate rivals Clube de Regatas do Flamengo.

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The schedule for Atlético Mineiro will be:

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2016 Campeonato Mineiro

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State Championships Brief Overview

State football leagues in Brazil are football leagues competed in each of the 26 states of Brazil and in the Federal District. Due to their long tradition, they are highly regarded, and are almost as important as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. Historically, because of economical or geographical issues, the long distances between important cities of the country made the Brazilian people develop a strong competitive culture within the states. So, each Brazilian state has its own state championship. As of recently, most of the state championships start in January/February and conclude in early May.

Due to these competitions, some matches between rival clubs of the same state or city have a similar or bigger importance than an interstate match between two important clubs. Some examples are Flamengo-Fluminense (Fla-Flu), in Rio de Janeiro; Corinthians-Palmeiras and Santos-Sao Paulo (San-São) in São Paulo; Atlético-Cruzeiro in Minas Gerais; Naútico-Sport in Pernambuco; Gremio-Internacional (Gre–Nal) in Rio Grande do Sul; Atletico PR-Coritiba (Atle-Tiba) in Paraná; Bahia-Vitoria (Ba-Vi) in Bahia etc. The Campeonato Paulista, which started in 1902, is the oldest football competition in Brazil.

The state champions and, in some states, the runners-up, are automatically qualified to play in the following year's Copa do Brasil. Also, the best placed clubs of each state which are not competing the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Série B or Série C qualify to the same year's Série D.

Since Atletico Mineiro resides in Minas Gerais, we will playing in Campeonato Mineiro.

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Campeonato Mineiro is the state football league of the state of Minas Gerais and is controlled by the Minas Gerais Football Federation FMF (Federação Mineira de Futebol).

The history of Campeonato Mineiro can be divided into two parts: before and after the construction of the Mineirão, in September 1966. The Mineirão is the biggest soccer stadium of Minas Gerais and it is located in Minas Gerais' state capital, Belo Horizonte. Before the stadium's inauguration América Mineiro and Atlético Mineiro were the most successful teams in the state, but after the construction of the Mineirão, known as the "Era Mineirão" ("Mineirão Era"), another team from the capital, Cruzeiro, also gained prominence. Atlético Mineiro is the most successful team in the competition, having won 43 championships as of 2015.

Many of the best players in Brazilian football were first seen in the Campeonato Mineiro, players like Reinaldo, Cerezo, Éder, Ronaldo, Dario and Tostão had their professional football debut in the competition.

There are 12 teams that compete in a single round fixture so after the 11 games are played, the top 4 teams qualify to the knockout stage. The knockout stage is seeded by 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd. The only difference about this knockout phase is that there are no away goals and extra time. If after both legs the score ends in a tie, teams that finish higher in the standing will either qualify to the finals or win the title (if in finals). Also the bottom 2 team are relegated to Mineiro 2nd Division.

The media predicted us to win the competition for the record 44th time by giving us the 6-1 odds

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The fixtures for Atlético Mineiro are:

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Player Transfer and Injury

Here are the club's transfers and injury before the begin of the 2016 season.

Player Transfers

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I decided not bring anyone to the club as I am feeling very confident with this side at the moment. I loaned out 5 players including 3rd RB option Carlos Cesar.

Adson is going to Nacional FC for six months. The 18 years old is currently one of the club top prospect will get the chance play some first team time in Brasileiro Serie D.

Marco Tulio is joining Inter de Lages for six months. Potentially to became a quality player of the club, the 17 years old attacking midfielder will get his first team minutes in Serie D.

Carlos Cesar is joining Turkish side's Istanbul Basaksehir for the entire Brazilian season. Being the 3rd option as a RB, Carlos Cesar won't be see a lot of game time with the club so joining the Super Lig is a great opportunity to impress me.

Ralph is joining Espirito Santos FC for six months. The 17 years old midfielder will take his talents to Serie D to gain some valuable game time.

Alerrandro is Inter de Lages for six months. He has potential to be the key striker of the club in the future so first team minutes will be crucial for him during his loan spell.

Player Injuries

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During the Preseason, we suffered many injuries to the first team including our 2 fullbacks. Patric and Carlos Eduardo will soon return and hopefully play against America de Teofilo. Jesus Datolo and Marco Rocha will return in less than a month; Hyuri and Carlos will out long term.​

January 2016

Start of the Primeira Liga and Campeonato Mineiro and with huge match against a hated rival.

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Clube de Regatas do Flamengo x Clube Atlético Mineiro

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What a win against our hated rival! We kicked off the Primeira Liga campaign in style. Super Sub Lucas Pratto scored a hat-trick in 4 minutes inlcuding taking advantage of the keeper miss pass to chip it over. Flamengo scored the first goal of the game before Fred tied it with a penalty shot and Robinho scored the 5th goal to seal the deal.

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Clube Atlético Mineiro x Clube Atlético Tricordiano

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We kicked off the our Campeonato Mineiro title defense with a huge win. Lucas Pratto recorded his 2nd consecutive hat-trick. Yago scored two goals and Juan Carazes, Romulo Otero, and Lucas Candido added a goal each. To make the night worst for Tricordiano, Clemer scored an own goal at the end of the game.


The standing after month of January looks like

Primeira Liga

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Campeonato Mineiro

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Player of the Month

Lucas Pratto

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Huge match against our rivals America at the end of the month.​

February Injuries

Here are the club injuries at the beginning of February:

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Jesus Datolo is the only player that is returning in a couple of weeks and be featured against Villa Nova. Maicosuel still has a month to go and Carlos and Hyuri are still long term.​

Player Contract Extension

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Atletico Mineiro and Jesus Datolo have reach an agreement to extend his stay until December 2018. With less than a year left in his current contract, Datolo stated that he wants to stay here as he has a long held passion for this club. His new contract will kick in that end of the 2016 season. He will make $800K a year and will have a rotational role.

Jesus Datolo joined Atletico Mineiro in August 2013 after a 1 year stint with Internacional. He helped the club with a Copa do Brasil and Recopa title in 2014 and a Campeonato Mineiro title in 2015. He also led Atletico Mineiro to a 2nd place finish in Campeonato Brasileiro in last year campaign.


February Player Transfer

Here are the clubs movements during the month of February.


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Atletico Mineiro decided to bring back one of their most iconic players to see out his career out. He joining us on free transfer after being released by Fluminense in September of 2015. He signed a two year deal that will expire on December 2017 and play a backup role with the club. The soon to be 36 years-old, his attributes are on a decline but the knowledge and his club status will be beneficial to the young players.

This is Ronaldinho 2nd stint with the club. In June 2012, he left Flamengo after four month unpaid wages and join the Atletico Mineiro four days later. During his two and a half years, he helped the club win their ever Copa Libertadores title in 2013, Campeonato Mineiro in 2013, and Recopa in 2014. He also led the club to a 2nd place finish in Campeonato Brasileiro in 2012 and 3rd place finish in Club World Cup. Ronaldinho won the Brasileiro Player of the Year in 2012, Copa Libertadores Best Player in 2013 and South American Footballer of the Year in 2013.


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Four Players left the club on loan during the month.

Fabio joined our affiliate Ferroviaria in a 6 months loan deal. The future key striker of the club will get important first team minutes while they play Campeonato Paulista.

Alex Silva joined Turkish side Trabzonspor in a 6 month loan deal. Alex Silva has the potential to replace Marcos Rocha or Patric in the future but as of right now, playing in the Turkish league is his best option.

Cesar has joined our affiliate Ferroviaria in a 6 months loan deal. Like Alex Silva, Cesar can potentially be better than Fabio Santos on the Leftback, so playing in a competitive Campeonato Paulista will help him.

Thiago Valle joined Linense for six months. The young keeper will will get his playing time in Campeonato Paulista.


February 2016

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Continuing Campeoanto Mineiro and Primeira Liga. First Clássico das Multidões Belo Horizonte derby played.

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América Futebol Clube (Teófilo Otoni) x Clube Atlético Mineiro

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Another game, another big win! Luan was the club latest hat-trick hero as we completely annihilated America de Teofilo 10-0. Patric and Carlos Eduardo scored in their return after a long injury. Gabriel scored his senior side goal. Fred scored two goals and both Robinho and Junior Urso scored.

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Clube Atlético Mineiro x Uberlândia Esporte Clube

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The teams looks like their hitting the right notes in recent games. Another victim in Uberlandia as we easily defeated them 8-0. We also had our best game defensively as they did not have a shot recored. Clayton is Atletico's fourth straight hat-trick hero. I gave our 18-years-old keeper, Cleiton his ever first senior side start even though his didn't do much. Carlos Eduardo scored in his second straight game but didn't see the half time whistle as he was forced to go out with another injury. Juan Cazares scored two goals and Yago and Rafael Carioca scored one each.

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Clube Atlético Mineiro x Clube Atlético Paranaense

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Lucas Pratto was the saviour today against Atletico Paranaense as we are 2 wins of 2 in Primeira Liga. Pratto scored by a penalty after he was taken down by Leo Simas. Marcos Rocha made his return to the club after suffering an injury during the preseason and was on for 15 minutes. With that win, its put us on top alone with 6 points with one game to go.

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Tupi Football Club x Clube Atlético Mineiro

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We finally suffer our defeat of the year with a disappointing perform against Tupi. Marcos Rocha played in his 125th game of his Atletico Mineiro career and will was ejected from the game after his second yellow. Making us change the 4-3-3 to a 4-2-3-0 in the 2nd half, helped us get a goal but it wasn't enough.

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Clube Atlético Mineiro x Villa Nova Atlético Clube

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We bounced back after that disappointing loss to win a convincing 4-0 win over Villa Nova. After not taking advantage of the many chance in the 1st half, Lucas Pratto finally broke the deadlock in the 2nd half. After that the floodgate open with Pratto adding one more and contribution from Rafael Carioca and Patric.

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América Futebol Clube (MG) x Clube Atlético Mineiro

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We had our first Clássico das Multidões Belo Horizonte derby match. In a very tight affair, Patric was the unlikely hero as he tuck the ball to the bottom right corner. We had many opportunities to extend our lead but America's keeper was on point for them this game.

February Review

The standing after month of February looks like

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Player of the Month


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Final Primeira Liga group stage game before the Semifinals. Huge Classico Mineiro derby against our most hated rivals Cruzeiro.​

March Injuries

Here are the club injuries at the beginning of March:

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Carlos is still a couple of months out before returning. Our youngster Capixaba will be returning to the under-20 side in less than a month.​

Player Retirement Soon

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Just a couple of weeks after returning to Atletico Mineiro, Ronaldinho has announced that he will retire on June 2017, just six months before his contract expires. I tried to convince him to stay until the end of the contract so he could help us with a potential Copa Libertadores campaign. He just said that he doesn't thing that his body wouldn't be able to handle the tough competitions anymore after this season. Ronaldinho also said that he wants to pursue a Director of Football role after he retires.

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International Callups

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Two Atletico Mineiro players were called up by their respective national team.

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Frickson Erazo was called up to Ecuador of his potentially 51st cap as they will face Brazil and Bolivia in the South American World Cup Qualifier.

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Romulo Otero will get his 9th cap as he was called to the Venezuelan national team as they will face Colombia and Paraguay.​