Sunday, February 8, 2009
NEW!!! Atletico Mineiro (Brazil) 100 years shirt (1908-2008)
Clube Atlético Mineiro, usually known as Atlético, is a football club based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Founded in March 25, 1908, Atlético is one of the most traditional clubs in Brazilian football. The first official match was played on March 21, 1909, against Sport Club Futebol. The team plays in black and white vertical striped shirts, black shorts and white socks.
The team is known nationwide as Galo, Portuguese for rooster, its mascot, and was the first official Brazilian Champion, in 1971. Other trophies include two CONMEBOL Cups (the precursor of the current Copa Sudamericana) and a record of 39 wins in the Minas Gerais State Championship. The club has spent its entire history in the top flight of Brazilian football except for one season, and it's the most stable team in national competitions, participating in 14 finals or semifinals in the Brazilian Championship.Atlético has one of the biggest stadium crowd in Brazil. Galo plays its home games at the Mineirão stadium, which is shared with their local rivals Cruzeiro