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Although Atalanta was founded in 1907 the Italian Football Federation, FIGC, did not recognize the team before 1914. The team was founded to oppose the already existing FC Bergamo and took the name of the Greek female athlete Atalanta. The team is known as 'la regina delle provinciali' as it is the most successful team from a city that is not the capital of an Italian region. 

The current club we know of today, Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, is the result of a merger in 1924 between Atalanta and Bergamasca. The first team name was Atalanta Bergamasca di Ginnastica e Schema 1907. In 1928 the team moved to the grounds they still use today: Viale Giulio Cesare. 

Atalanta joined the Italian league in 1929. The club first reached Serie A in 1937, but were relegated immediately. The club returned in 1940 and remained in A until 1959. In 1948 the team reached its highest position, finishing in 5th place. After a single season in Serie B in 1960 the club was promoted and lasted a further decade in A. In this period, Atalanta achieved their only silverware to this day: the Coppa Italia in 1963. The team suffered relegation in 1973, which led to an uncertain period of promotion and relegation between the two levels. 

In 1981 the club fell into Serie C1, a blow which ultimately revitalised the club. The team returned to B the next season and made it back to A in 1984. The club's form in Serie A has remained uncertain ever since, as relegation loomed in 1987, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2005 and 2010. After a change of ownership, 2011 saw Atalanta immediately return to Serie A: it will compete in its 51st season in the top level of the Italian football system. The club has had very few good runs in Europe over the years, the best spell ending in a Cup Winners' Cup semi-final in 1988; in 1991 Atalanta reached UEFA Cup quarter-finals.

The team that plays its matches at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium is the team that has spent the most time in the highest league without ever winning the title. Despite that it is the team that has won most Serie B championships (together with Genoa, 6) and has been promoted most times, 13, to Serie A. 

Remaining in the top tier is undoubtedly the focus for the 2011/12 season but with a hefty points deduction, many already feel that Atalanta's card is marked.

(Alex Michelsen)

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  Atalanta Standings
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  Atalanta Matches
Team 1 Team 2 Results Location Match Date
AtalantaAC Milan1:3Atleti Azzurri d'Italia30-05-2015 20:45 CET
ChievoAtalanta1:1Marc'Antonio Bentegodi24-05-2015 15:00 CET
AtalantaGenoa1:4Atleti Azzurri d'Italia17-05-2015 15:00 CET
PalermoAtalanta2:3Renzo Barbera10-05-2015 15:00 CET
AtalantaLazio1:1Atleti Azzurri d'Italia03-05-2015 15:00 CET
CesenaAtalanta2:2Carlo Castellani29-04-2015 20:45 CET
AtalantaEmpoli2:2Atleti Azzurri d'Italia26-04-2015 12:30 CET
AS RomaAtalanta1:1Olimpico19-04-2015 15:00 CET
AtalantaSassuolo2:1Atleti Azzurri d'Italia12-04-2015 15:00 CET
AtalantaTorino1:2Atleti Azzurri d'Italia04-04-2015 15:00 CET
NapoliAtalanta1:1San Paolo22-03-2015 20:45 CET
AtalantaUdinese0:0Atleti Azzurri d'Italia15-03-2015 15:00 CET
ParmaAtalanta0:0Ennio Tardini08-03-2015 15:00 CET
AtalantaSampdoria1:2Atleti Azzurri d'Italia01-03-2015 15:00 CET
JuventusAtalanta2:1Juventus Stadium20-02-2015 20:45 CET
AtalantaInternazionale1:4Atleti Azzurri d'Italia15-02-2015 15:00 CET
FiorentinaAtalanta3:2Artemio Franchi08-02-2015 12:30 CET
AtalantaCagliari2:1Atleti Azzurri d'Italia01-02-2015 15:00 CET
VeronaAtalanta1:0Marc'Antonio Bentegodi25-01-2015 15:00 CET
AC MilanAtalanta0:1Giuseppe Meazza18-01-2015 15:00 CET
AtalantaChievo1:1Atleti Azzurri d'Italia11-01-2015 15:00 CET
GenoaAtalanta2:2Luigi Ferraris06-01-2015 15:00 CET
AtalantaPalermo3:3Atleti Azzurri d'Italia21-12-2014 15:00 CET
LazioAtalanta3:0Olimpico13-12-2014 20:45 CET
AtalantaCesena3:2Atleti Azzurri d'Italia07-12-2014 15:00 CET
EmpoliAtalanta0:0Carlo Castellani30-11-2014 15:00 CET
AtalantaAS Roma1:2Atleti Azzurri d'Italia22-11-2014 18:00 CET
SassuoloAtalanta0:0Città del Tricolore08-11-2014 18:00 CET
TorinoAtalanta0:0Olimpico Torino02-11-2014 15:00 CET
AtalantaNapoli1:1Atleti Azzurri d'Italia29-10-2014 20:45 CET
UdineseAtalanta2:0Friuli26-10-2014 15:00 CET
AtalantaParma1:0Atleti Azzurri d'Italia19-10-2014 15:00 CET
SampdoriaAtalanta1:0Luigi Ferraris05-10-2014 15:00 CET
AtalantaJuventus0:3Atleti Azzurri d'Italia27-09-2014 20:45 CET
InternazionaleAtalanta2:0Giuseppe Meazza24-09-2014 20:45 CET
AtalantaFiorentina0:1Atleti Azzurri d'Italia21-09-2014 18:00 CET
CagliariAtalanta1:2Sant'Elia14-09-2014 15:00 CET
AtalantaVerona0:0Atleti Azzurri d'Italia31-08-2014 20:45 CET
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