Atlético Madrid is one of the major players when it comes to both Spanish and European football. The club was on a winning streak all the way from the 1940s to the 1970s, but lately, they’ve been struggling to keep up with the giants from Real Madrid or FC Barcelona. But that was before they got a new coach. Everything changed when the team’s popular coach, Diego Simeone, took over in 2011. Simeone has transformed the club from one that wasn’t living up to expectations to one that is now seen as a real contestant – almost at the same level as the other two Spanish giants. During the 2013/2014 season, Simeone accomplished what he had started in 2011 and broke a 9-year streak when Real Madrid and FC Barcelona had been the only two teams to win the championships.