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Courtois meets with AtléticoFans writers in 2013

Thibaut Courtois – a tribute in red and white

From a gangly, unknown teenager to one of the best goalkeepers in world football. It’s fair to say Thibaut Courtois made quite an impact in his three years on loan at the Vicente Calderón, and returns to parent club Chelsea a hero after helping us to the La Liga title.

Join us as we look back on a sensational three years with Atleti.

Lukaku spent last season at Everton(pic: Daily Star)

Atlético closing in on Lukaku deal

Atlético Madrid are certainly short of striking options at the moment, with David Villa’s exit to New York via Melbourne, and of course Diego Costa’s expected move to the Premier League. However there is one player that could be set to head in the opposite direction – Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku.

fernando torres atletico chelsea

Champions League preview: Chelsea vs. Atletico

Atletico Madrid go into Wednesday night’s match with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge knowing that a single goal could be enough to take them to their first top-tier European Cup final in 40 years. The second leg of the semi-final kicks off at 20:45 CET at Stamford Bridge, which has been something of a fortress in recent seasons for Jose Mourinho and his men.

Torres hasn't been enjoying his Chelsea time (Getty)

Champions League preview: Atlético vs. Chelsea

Time after time this season, Atlético Madrid have put in historic performances and continued to prove people wrong. If they want to make this season truly memorable, that cannot stop now. Desperate for success both domestically and in Europe, the red and whites play their first Champions League semi-final in forty years on Tuesday night,

Atlético draw Chelsea in Champions League semis

If Atlético are to win a European trophy this season, they again have to defeat a team managed by Jose Mourinho, this time in the form of English Premier League side Chelsea. The UEFA Champions League semi-final draw was made today in Nyon, and means that an all-Madrid final is still on the cards in Lisbon, after our arch rivals Real were drawn against defending champions Bayern Munich.

Thibaut Courtois (Getty)

Courtois: “I’m also playing at Atlético next season”

Thibaut Courtois has confirmed he will remain on loan at Atlético for another year. In a press conference on Saturday, while on duty with the Belgian national team, he told the gathered Belgian media: “I’m also playing at Atlético Madrid next season.” The 21-year-old explained the rationale behind his decision, saying that “if the Devils

Vicente Del Bosque

Del Bosque: “I have a lot of hope placed in Koke”

The Spanish national team currently find themselves in Miami, where they will face off against Haiti’s senior side in a Confederations Cup preparation friendly on Saturday. Friday’s training session was moved indoors due to very severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Andrea, which didn’t exactly result in the type of conditions the reigning World Champions

Thibaut can't get enough of 'Thibauting'

Courtois blown away by ‘Thibauting’

Belgium’s biggest sports paper Sporza contacted Thibaut Courtois by phone on Monday regarding the latest craze created by an AtléticoFans staff member and inspired by the young goalkeepers’s phenomenal saves en route to Atlético’s incredible run of 10 straight home games without conceding a single goal. “I saw it a few months ago already, but


Léo Baptistão headlines busy rumour day for Atlético

20-year-old Rayo Vallecano striker Léo Baptistão will reportedly join Atlético at the end of the current season, COPE reports. The Spanish radio station claims the gifted young attacker, who will cost Atleti €6 million, will sign a four-year deal with los Colchoneros. As we reported in early December, Rayo conditioned the agreement on allowing Léo