The champions of inaugural season and the semi-finalist of the 2nd season of Indian Super League, Atlético de Kolkata is football franchise based in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was established on 7 May 2014 as the first ever Indian Super League team and the team is owned by Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd which co-owned by former Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly and Spanish La Liga club Atlético Madrid. The other co-owners of the team are Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, and Utsav Parekh.
The marquee player for the 2016 season is Helder Postiga he is Portugal international forward player while Spanish midfielder Borja Fernández was the captain of the team from the last two year. José Francisco Molina is a new head coach of the Atlético de Kolkata.
Atlético de Kolkata signed Spanish Centre Forward Juan Belencoso for this season and also added some more fervour in their strong International line-up. Belencoso is a fan favourite and played for Kitchee FC in Hong Kong. He also played for sides like Albacete Balompié, UB Conquense, CD Lugo and Cádiz CF.
Atlético de Kolkata also had players like Luis García who was former UEFA Champions League winner. They also brought in Portugal international forward Hélder Postiga as their new marquee player in last season. López Habas was the head coach Atlético de Kolkata for last two season but because of the payment issue he left his post.
Atlético de Kolkata FC Squad
Debjit Majumder, Dani Mallo, Shilton Paul
Arnab Mondal, Keegan Pereira, Pritam Kotal, Kingshuk Debnath, Prabir Das, Robert Lalthlamuana, Pablo Gallardo, Tiri
Ofentse Nato, Abhinas Ruidas, Bikash Jairu, Bikramjit Singh, Lalrindika Ralte, Jewel Raja, Bidyananda Singh, Sameehg Doutie, Javi Lara, Stephen Pearson, Borja Fernández.
Iain Hume, Helder Postiga, Juan Belencoso
José Francisco Molina
Atlético de Kolkata Logo and Jersey
NIVIA is the kit manufacturers and Birla Tyres is shirt sponsors for the Atlético de Kolkata. Their jersey colour will be combination red, white, blue and their logo has the golden tiger with flying wings. Birla tyres are there title jersey sponsor from last year season of the Indian premiere league.
NIVIA also has been with Atlético de Kolkata from last season. There is a slight difference between home and away jerseys. In home games, Atlético de Kolkata team wear Blue shots while in away matches, colour will be a combination of the red and white colour.
ISL 2016 Fixtures: Atlético de Kolkata
From the first matches only they are going against one of the toughest teams like Chennaiyin FC, Kerala Blasters. This is going to very tough competition for the Atlético de Kolkata but for sure they will entertain all Indian Super League fans. Here we present you the complete Home and Away Atlético de Kolkata FC’s fixtures for ISL 2016. Check out the complete Indian Super League fixtures.