Atletico Clube Goianiense, usually known as Atletico Goianiense or just as Atletico, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Goiania, capital city of the Brazilian state of Goias. Atletico Goianiense is the oldest Goiania city football club. The club is the first team of its state to win a national competition, which was the Serie C. Atletico Goianiense made a comeback to Brazil's top level Serie A in 2010 after a 23-year absence. In 2016, Atletico Goianiense won the title of the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie B for the first time. They won the title with two rounds in advance, beating the already relegated Tupi by 5 to 3.
On April 2, 1937, Nicanor Gordo and Joaquim Veiga founded the club, starting football in the newly founded city of Goiania. Nicanor Gordo and Joaquim Veiga left the newly founded club in 1938, and joined Goiania EC, which was another new club.
In 1944, the club competed in the first Campeonato Goiano, which was also the first official football championship in the state, and was contested between five clubs from Goiania. The other teams were Goiania, Vila Nova, Goias and Campinas. Atletico Goianiense won the competition, being its first title. In 1957, the club won the state championship without losing a match, also winning the Torneio dos Invictos, played in the same year.
In 1971, the team won the Torneio da Integracao Nacional, beating Ponte Preta in the final. In 1990, after defeating America Mineiro in the penalty shootout, Atletico Goianiense won the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie C.
In 2003, Atletico Goianiense finished in the state championship's last place, and was relegated to the following year's second division. In 2005, the club won the Goias State Championship Second Division, being promoted to the following year's First Division. In 2006, the club finished in second place in the Goias State Championship First Level, and they won the league in 2010 and in 2011. The club competed in the Copa Sudamericana in 2012.
The club's greatest achievement was in 2016, when they won the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie B.
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