AtleticoFans.com turns three years old today, and as a birthday celebration, we’re bringing you a series of articles remembering 3 great goals, players and moments that we’ve had the joy to cover over the last 36 months. Part one is golazos galore!
Spanish football clubs open their stores and get creative with their bank accounts as the January transfer window has opened. Teams can use the entire month to sign and register new players for the second half of the season. Day-by-day we’ll keep you up to date on the latest juicy transfer rumours.
Spain’s worst kept secret has finally been made public. On Thursday, the transfer of José Antonio Reyes from Atletico Madrid to Sevilla was announced by the Andalusian club. Reyes will sign a contract for three and a half years at the club where he left exactly eight years ago. Back then, Sevilla sold their young star for £17 million (€20m). Now, the 28-year-old only cost them €3.5 million to re-acquire.
On the first day of the new year, AS comes with disappointing news. The newspaper reports Reyes has informed them that he has asked Simeone to allow him to leave for Sevilla. Reyes gave his reasons in an interview with Javier G. Matalllanas. Have you decided to leave Atlético? Yes. I’ve spoken with Diego Simeone
Atlético welcome Real Betis to the Vicente Calderón on Sunday for Primera División action after failing to convince fans, despite a 3-1 victory, in midweek Europa League play against visitors Rennes. The match, Atleti’s last league clash of 2011, will get underway at 12:00 CET.
Former Atlético Madrid defender Tomas Ujfalusi, who left the club over the summer to play for Turkish giants Galatasaray, spoke to AS reporter Özgür Sancar on Wednesday ahead of his side’s derby against rivals Fenerbahçe. The still-beloved Colchonero idol shed some light on how his transfer to the Süper Lig came about in June, and
Both AS and El Mundo Deportivo reported Saturday that José Antonio Reyes is on his way to Galatasaray. According to AS, the clubs are working out the last details, while EMD reports an agreement has been reached for €6 million. The Turkish outfit made an approach last summer, but back then the Andalusian was declared
With only a match left to play after 13 rounds of La Liga, Atlético find themselves in the no-man’s land they’ve become accustomed to dwelling in the past couple of seasons. In 2010/11 Atleti finished in seventh, a slight improvement on their ninth place finish from the year before. Our current campaign is a week-to-week
Atlético winger José Antonio Reyes hasn’t fully stepped up to the challenge of taking the reins of squad as fans expected of him prior to the start of the 2011/12 campaign. Speaking to AS, ‘La Perla’ offered his insight on the current season so far, on adapting to a new system and on his compatibility with his new team-mates.
On the 45th anniversary of the Vicente Calderón’s inauguration, Atlético were unable to get one past Sevilla goalkeeper Javi Varas. The match ended in an exasperating 0-0 draw, thwarting all plans of a celebration.