Schiappaccasse has been tipped for big things

What can we expect from Nicolás Schiappaccasse?

Amongst all the smoke about which 37 strikers we might sign and Griezmann joining 6 different teams in 3 different countries, one signing Atlético made last summer flew under the radar.

A young seventeen year old landed in Madrid-Barajas airport and signed his first European contract. Said signing was Uruguayan Nicolás Schiappacasse.

Salomón is the top scorer for our Juvenil A side this season

Salomón Obama – Atleti’s next star in stripes?

It’s not often that players become household names before even entering their teens, but Atlético Madrid’s 15 year-old striking sensation Salomón Obama is an exception.

He and twin brother Fede are renowned amongst football fans in Spain, almost becoming something of a running joke with their appearances in the famous Torneo Arona each year.

Gastón Cedrez on the ball (Al Kass U17 media team)

Atleti kids lose late on against São Paulo

Sao Paulo snatched a dramatic injury time win over Atletico Madrid to ensure the Spaniards will finish bottom of Group D. Atletico had come into the game hoping for a victory to prevent an early exit from the tournament. Sao Paulo, meanwhile, were making their first appearance at Al Kass, and quickly slipped into gear.

With thanks to the Al Kass U17 media team.

Colombian Jean Carlo Yañez battles in midfield (Al Kass U17 media team)

Young rojiblancos beaten in first game of Al Kass International Cup

In a new cantera-based series, AtléticoFans are delighted to welcome BLJ Worldwide for exclusive images and reports on our Juvenil C side in the Under-17 Al Kass International Cup in Qatar.

Atleti are in Group D alongside São Paulo and PSG, who ran out 3-1 winners in the opening match against David García’s young side on Friday. The tournament runs from February 5-15.

Oscar Mená has left struggling Atleti B (

Chaos in the cantera

Despite making a bright start to the season, Atlético Madrid B have been in serious free fall in recent weeks, leading to the resignation of manager Oscar Mená last week after just seven months in charge.

However, life after the Argentine has only piled on the misery for our second string, who were embarrassingly thrashed 6-1 last time out at Bilbao Athletic.

Alfredo will take charge of second season for Atleti B (

Atleti B: Is Alfredo’s team prepared?

With the first team all ready for the big kick-off this Sunday, Atleti B are just putting the final touches on their pre-season preparation, and get underway next week in a derby against Real Madrid C. The club have been working hard over the summer to prepare the reserve side for the new campaign, and

Atletico Madrid preseason training session

Simeone avoids the press at start of pre-season

On Friday, Atlético began laying the groundwork for their upcoming Champions League campaign. Our man Ricardo Menéndez was in attendance to serve as our eyes and ears. Here is his account of what went down in Majadahonda. Diego Pablo Simeone was very nice to the press, waving and even offering handshakes on his way to

Atletico Madrid player Abian Serrano

Interview: Atlético B player Abián Serrano

This is an English translation exclusively available at Atlé of the interview with Atlético B-player Abián Serrano by Serrano, a 20-year-old midfielder, joined Los Rojiblancos last summer after a two-year spell with Wigan Athletic. He transferred to the Latics in 2009 from Espanyol, but was unable to break into the first team under Spanish


Manquillo to push for senior selection

Diego Simeone’s willingness to give Atlético’s up-and-coming youth players a go is proving to be inspirational for a player who is finishing up his first pre-season with the senior team. Right-back Javi Manquillo spoke this week about how training with the first team has provided extra motivation to prepare well for the 2012/13 season. “It

Copa Libertadores trophy

Atlético to compete in U-20 Copa Libertadores

No, you haven’t been mistaken, Atlético Madrid have been confirmed as one of the 16 participants in the Under-20 version of the Copa Libertadores in Peru later this month. The Rojiblancos were invited as a special guest of the tournament following the unprecedented success of our cantera this year, and can add another trophy to the