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Atalanta joined the Italian league in 1929. The club first reached Serie A in 1937, but was relegated immediately. The club returned in 1940 and remained in Serie A until 1959; after a single season in Serie B, the club was promoted and lasted a further decade in Serie A before relegation in 1973 led to an uncertain period of promotion and relegation between the two levels.
Both sides have had disappointing starts to the campaign and for the majority of the match it looked like they would cancel each other out at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.
Atalanta's supporters are considered very loyal. When Atalanta plays at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, the supporters in the Curva Nord (North Curve) encourage the team with their chants during the entire match.
Andrea Petagna ended Napoli's unbeaten start to the Serie A season by firing Atalanta to a 1-0 win.
Alejandro Gomez scored the pick of the goals as 10-man Atalanta registered a convincing 3-1 victory at Serie A bottom club Crotone.
A plan of the stadium showing the different sectors, along with prices for forthcoming matches, can be seen on the club website's 'biglietti' section. The vocal home fans occupy the north stand (curva nord) of the stadium. Tickets can be bought from Lottomatica outlets in the town. Women and children should check for reductions.
Four wins and two draws from six games had kept the southerners within touching distance of leaders Juventus, but they are now four points off the pace after losing at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio hail from Bergamo, in Lombardia, Northern Italy, situated to the north-east of Milan. Dating back to 1907, the sporting society was formed from the merger of two local clubs, Bergamasca (colours blue and white stripes) and Atalanta (black and white stripes). Keeping the mythological name and blending the colours, the organisation was the basis for the modern football club.
Forward Andrea Petagna opened the scoring for the visitors, surging past defender Noe Dussenne on the right before cutting inside and slotting into the bottom left corner in the third minute.
He must have thought that would be his best chance as the clock ticked down but, in the 89th minute,...
Bergamo is a town of two halves, the upper hillside town (Bergamo Alta) and the lower town (Bergamo Bassa). Like many Italian towns, the attractive older settlement is at a higher level than the newer developments, which are based around the town's railway station. A funicular links the two towns.
Former AC Milan striker Petagna needed only nine minutes to strike the blow to which Napoli would fail to respond. Next up for Maurizio Sarri's men is a tough meeting with high-flying Roma in Naples.
In 2011–12, Atalanta was docked six points in the league table due to the outcomes of an Italian football scandal. Nevertheless, the club managed to secure another year in Serie A by gaining 52 points in 38 games (which is the club record, to date). The following year, for the same reasons, the club was docked two points in the league but avoided relegation reaching the 15th spot in the final table. In the 2013–14, Atalanta enjoyed another strong campaign, finishing in 11th place.
Atalanta have had many managers and head coaches throughout their history, below is a chronological list of them from when Serie A was changed into a league format, from 1929–30 onwards.
Full Name : Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio Team Colours : black and blue vertical stripes Nicknames : nerazzurri Coach : Bortolo Mutti Stadium : Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Viale Giulio Cesare, Bergamo Capacity : 27,000 Official Website : atalanta.it
The club achieved its highest position in 1948, finishing in fifth place. In 1981, the club fell into Serie C1, a blow which revitalised the club. The team returned to Serie B the next season and made it back to Serie A in 1984. The club's form in Serie A remains uncertain, as it was relegated in 1987, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2005 and 2010. After a change of ownership, in 2011, Atalanta immediately came back to Serie A, where it has been ever since.
The biggest rivalry is with the neighbouring supporters of Brescia, and there are strong rivalries also with supporters of Verona, Genoa, Fiorentina, Roma, Lazio, Napoli, Milan, Internazionale, Torino; while there has been a long-standing friendship with Ternana, fans of the German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, fans of the Austrian club Wacker Innsbruck and the Silver Tassie boys.
To get to the stadium from the railway or bus station, take the ATB bus number 9b or 9c.
In recent years, the club was relegated after the 2002–03, 2004–05 and 2009–10 seasons, but gained the promotion to Serie A after only one season every time.
They are nicknamed the Nerazzurri and the Orobici. Atalanta play in blue-and-black vertically striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. The club stadium is the 26,638 seater Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.
Veteran striker Borriello accepted Joao Pedro's pass to give Cagliari an eighth-minute lead, before home defender Fabio Pisacane was penalised and Atalanta's summer signing Alberto Paloschi missed his third consecutive Serie A spot-kick.
Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie says he is targeting a dream move to Manchester United in the future.
"My idols are Yaya Toure and Essien. I was told that I have to...
Marco Borriello continued his hot scoring streak as Cagliari claimed a first Serie A win of the season by beating Atalanta 3-0 at home.
Slovenian midfielder Jasmin Kurtic chested in Remo Freuler's left-wing corner after a mistake by Crotone goalkeeper Alex Cordaz to double the lead before Argentinian forward Gomez...
The town is a popular weekend resort, and contains many sights of interest and architectural beauty, including the medieval Palazzo della Ragione and Santa Maria Maggiore, where local composer Donizetti is commemorated. Even higher than Bergamo Alta, and reachable by a second funicular, is the Castello, which offers superbly atmospheric views over the historic town.
Nestorovski had come closest to a goal in the 17th minute with a shot from close range that hit the left-hand post.
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Borriello made it eight for the season in all competitions with a goal in each half and Marco Sau added another.
In Italy, Atalanta is sometimes called Regina delle provinciali (queen of the provincial clubs) to mark the fact that the club is historically one of the most consistent among the non-metropolitan ones, having played 53 times in Serie A (11th overall for number of participations in the top division), 28 times in Serie B and only once in Serie C1.
Kessie, 19, who spent last season on loan at Cesena in Serie B, has started the new campaign in impressive fashion for Serie A side Atalanta, scoring five goals in four matches.
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, commonly known as just Atalanta, Atalanta Bergamo or the abbreviation Atalanta BC, is an Italian football club based in Bergamo, Lombardy. The club currently plays in Serie A, having gained the promotion from Serie B in 2010–11.
The club won the Coppa Italia in 1963 and reached the Cup Winners' Cup semi-final in 1988, when it was still competing in Serie B. This is still the best ever performance by a non-first division club in a major UEFA competition (together with Cardiff City). Atalanta also participated twice in the UEFA Cup, reaching the quarter-finals in 1990–91.
On special occasions, Atalanta supporters display a very large black and blue flag called Bandierù which covers the whole Curva Nord stand.
For more detailed information on things to do and where to stay in Bergamo visit our sister website Italy Heaven - Bergamo.
But it is the Premier League where the Ivory Coast international wants to play next, following in the footsteps of his heroes Yaya Toure and Michael Essien.
Atalanta struggled during the 2014–15 season despite some impressive results. At the beginning of the season, manager Stefano Colantuono committed his future to the club. On 4 March 2015, however, he was sacked after a poor run of form which left Atalanta only three points above the relegation zone. He was replaced by Edoardo Reja, who secured the club's status in Serie A for 2015–16, where Atalanta finished 13th.
Atalanta have had a quiet history with only one major cup win. In recent years they have been something of a yoyo club, moving between Serie A and Serie B.
12 – Dedication to fans, in particularly for Pisani Curve ones 14 – Federico Pisani, Forward (1991–97) – posthumous honour. 80 – Elio Corbani, radio journalist.