Football packages with Atletico Madrid
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.
If you want to see Atlético Madrid play, the easiest way is to get your tickets from a travel agent specialising in football trips. They offer complete packages with match tickets, flights and hotels included, for example. If you prefer to organize it by yourself, you can visit Atlético’s website, buy your tickets at the arena or by telephone.
Atlético Madrid was founded in 1903 by a group of students from the Basque region, and was actually a kind of affiliate of a Basque club, Athletic Club de Bilbao. The club was initially called Athletic Club de Madrid, but became independent in 1921, when the name changed to the one we use today. Trophies: Ten national championships, ten Copa del Rey-titles, two Spanish Super Cup-trophies, two European League-trophies, two UEFA Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup and one European Cup win. The team reached the Champions League finals in 2014 and 2016, but lost to their big brother and arch rival Real Madrid both times.