About Atalanta FC
Back in 1903 the Atalanta football team was made up of Swiss immigrants and were known as Foot Ball Club Bergamo. Their choice of name was inspired by the female athlete of Greek mythology which is where their name ‘La Dea’ (The Goddess) comes from. However, the FIGC did not officially acknowledge the club until 1914 as they were unimpressed by the formation of the team. Soon after this, in 1924 the club merged with Bergamasca to make what we know now as Atalanta B.C (Bergamasca Calcio).
Atalanta finally managed to make it to Serie A after only playing in the FIGC leagues for 6 years, however they were unfortunately relegated after only 1 season competing. And since then they have moved between a number of Italian soccer league before eventually breaking back into the Serie A and maintaining their place in the tournament from 2011 to present.
As this club is made originally from two soccer teams, their design schemes have been combined together to create the signature black and blue stripes still seen today for their Atalanta home and away football shirt. As a result of this adopted colour scheme the club has earnt themselves the nick names ‘Orobic Nerazzuri’ (The Black and Blues). This Atalanta jersey is then seen across the 21,300 seater stands at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo.
Promoted in 2011, Atalanta is now currently playing within the Serie A top flight Italian league. However, prior to this they took part in lower league tournaments and saw quite a few wins over the years. Below we have specified the leagues and the team’s achievement within them, as you can see their most successful time was during their stint in Serie B before their promotion. But since then they have not been able to lift the trophy in the Serie A.
- Coppa Italia Winners – 1962/63
- Coppa Italia Runners-up – 1986/87, 1995/6
- Serie B Winners – 1927/28, 1939/40, 1958/59, 1983/84, 2005/06, 2010/11
- Serie B Runners-up – 1936/37, 1970/71, 1976/77, 1999/00
- Serie C1 Winners – 1981/82
Joma Manufactures the Atalanta kit
Previously, Atalanta B.C players were wearing Nike teamwear kits, however as of 2017 they signed with Joma. Therefore Joma is expected to be producing the home, away and training ranges of Atalanta’s apparel for future seasons. But unfortunately, no details of this contract have been released yet so we aren’t to know exactly how long the club and the sports brand are collaborating for.
Previous manufacturers of the football shirt
Before Atalanta B.C signed their contract with Joma, they have also worked with a variety of sportswear brands such as Lotto, Asics, Errea and Nike. Their longest standing collaboration was with Asics which lasted around 10 years. And we can see that they only wore the Nike teamwear for 3 consecutive seasons before signing with Joma in 2017.
- Lotto – 1991 to 1996
- Asics – 1997 to 2007
- Errea – 2007 to 2013
- Nike – 2014 to 2017
- Joma – 2017 to present
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