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Club Atlético de Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. They currently play in the Primera División of La Liga. Their home stadium is the Vicente Calderón Stadium.The club has won both La Liga and the Copa del Rey on nine occasions, including a double in 1996. They also won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1962 and were European Cup runners-up and Intercontinental Cup winners in 1974. Atlético play in red and white striped shirts and blue shorts.
During their history, the club have been known by a number of nicknames including los colchoneros or the mattresses due to their first team strips being the same colours as old fashioned mattresses. During the 1970s they became known as the los indios. This was allegedly due to the club signing several South American players after the restrictions on signing foreign players was lifted. Another theory suggests that the nickname developed because los indios —the Indians— were the traditional enemy of los blancos —the whites—. The latter nickname refers to the club’s city rival Real Madrid. Another story says that they are the Indians because they camp on the river bank — Atlético’s home ground is placed that way. (Wikipedia)