Atalanta (Bergamo, Italy)
Club name: Atalanta
Team name: Atalanta (Bergamo, Italy)
Atalanta B.C. is Bergamo’s football team since
1907. The Club won the Coppa Italia in 1963 and was named the "Queen of
the provincial teams" as the Club with the highest number of
partecipations (this August will start the 59th championship "Serie A" edition)
in the Top national division as a club not based in a regional capital city.
In the last season Atalanta reached his history
top result, ranking at the third place in Serie A and qualifying for the next
UEFA Champions League. The team is managed by Gian Piero Gasperini and have
several international players like Alejandro Papu Gomez, Josip Ilicic and Duvan
The Youth Department has been always of a
special importance for a Club's history. The Club's philosophy is to raise
young guys paying special importance to their personal development and then as
the professional athlets.
Many top players has been formed in the club, like Gaetano
Scirea or Roberto Donadoni, marking their presence in the top International
Leagues and also in the last years
several players grown up in the
Atalanta Youth Department joined Italian Premier League clubs as F.C.
Internazionale Milan (Roberto Gagliardini) or A.C. Milan (Giacomo Bonaventura,
Mattia Caldara, Andrea Conti).
The Atalanta’s Chairman Antonio Percassi is a
former player: coming from the Atalanta
Youth Department he became the captain of the first team.
Actually the Academy counts over 400
players from U8 to U19 categories and
all the teams train and play in Atalanta Training Center called "Centro
Bortolotti", in Zingonia (20 km away
In the current 18/19 season Atalanta U19 Team won the Championship title
winning the final match against F.C. Internazionale Milan.
The season 2018-2019 the U17 team has finished
at the second place in the "Under 17 Serie A e B" National group
stage coming directly to the quarters of
Atalanta resulted the team who scored most
goals in their group (64 goals) and the best scorer of the team were Alassane
Sidibe (Ivorian citizen) and Lukas Vorlicky, (Czech citizen), with 13 goals.
On the quarter of final, Atalanta has won the
matches against F.C. Juventus with a great 4-0 at home and a sedure 3-1 in the
return leg in Turin. On the semi-final instead Atalanta was beaten by F.C.
Internazionale Milan who won, then, the Final Title too.
In march 2019 Atalanta U17 has won the most
important U17 tournament: "Trofeo Beppe Viola" beating A.C. Milan in
During the last season several players of the
team were called to the respective U17 national teams: Simone Panada (Italy),
Angelo Pisoni (Italy) Matus Repa (Slovakia) Matteo Ruggeri (Italy), Edoardo
Scanagatta (Italy) Lukas Vorlicky (Czech Republic). Panada, as a captain, and
Ruggeri, were also called for the last European Championship.
Giovanni Bosi was the last season Manager,
while in the season 2019-2020 Stefano Lorenzi will manage the team in the U18
championship. Lorenzi is at his eights year as a manager in the Atalanta youth
Department, the third in a row with U18 team.
Lorenzi, 42 years old, is an Atalanta former
player too: he was a central back defender, formed in the youth department
until the debut with the first team in Serie A.