Founded in 1907, Atalanta made their Serie A debut 30 years later. In over 50 seasons in Italy’s top flight, their highest finish remains that of fifth place in 1948.
Six-times Serie B champions, their history has been characterised by regular yo-yoing between the top two divisions, but they managed to taste Coppa Italia success in 1963 with a team featuring legendary forward Angelo Domenghini, also of Inter and Cagliari fame.
The club is credited with having launched the careers of other past greats such as Gaetano Scirea, Roberto Donadoni, Filippo Inzaghi and Christian Vieri.
Atalanta’s glory years would arrive in the late 1980s and early 1990s when South American duo Evair and Claudio Caniggia spearheaded the side that reached the last four of the Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Cup quarter-finals.
Since their latest promotion to Serie A in 2011, the Nerazzurri have established themselves as a solid mid-table outfit and have made a strong start to the current campaign with 14 points from their opening eight games.