Atletico Madrid is one of the strongest teams right now. Together with Diego Simeone, a brother in the same city of Real Madrid has successfully carved several histories. The players also take turns in completing each of the Los Rojiblancos’ success stories.
Please note that Atletico is not a rich club that often poured large funds. This Spanish La Liga contestant actually produces several deadly weapons that are ready to break the opponent’s defenses and of course, they were sold at a relatively high price.
Because of that, Atletico seems to become a production machine for world talented attackers.
Atletico started this habit since 2007. Fernando Torres became the first name. He was sold to Liverpool with a total price of 20 million pounds. Among his 214 appearances, Torres has scored 82 goals.
Torres became the first generation in the era of the 2000s which moved for a price of up to £ 20 million.
Besides Torres, who are the other great strikers who have inhabited Atletico’s spearhead?
It turned out that former Italian striker Christian Vieri had also been at Atletico in the 1997/98 period. Christian Vieri became a successful attacker at Atletico Madrid. He flew to Madrid for 10 million euros.
At the end of the season, he managed to score 34 goals from 38 matches, making him go to Lazio with a transfer price of 25 million euros. Atletico Madrid was also rumored to have a profit of 15 million euros.
Then, there was a name Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in the 1999/00 period. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was bought by Atletico Madrid from the English team, Leeds United, for 10 million pounds.
He successfully scored 33 goals in 43 appearances for Atletico. He also became the second top scorer in La Liga at that time.
Then there was Fernando Torres who had come and gone in 2015.
After the death of Fernando Torres, Atletico continued its tradition to form a first-class striker. This time, there are such names as Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan.
Having been doubted by people, Aguero, who at the time was bought at a price of 23 million euros, successfully answered them. He scored 100 goals from 230 appearances with the team from the City of Madrid.
While Forlan, successfully won the el pichichi in his second season with Atletico. The Uruguay striker scored 32 goals in 33 appearances.
As if the great attack faucet was never dry, after the death of Aguero and Diego Forlan, Atletico returned to the scene with Radamel Falcao.
Falcao also made Atletico Madrid not feeling lost for Forlan or Aguero by bringing the team to the Europa League title.
Falcao had scored 70 goals in 91 matches for Atletico before being sold to AS Monaco with a dowry of 60 million euros.
Then, Diego Costa continued the golden stick of Atletico Madrid striker by scoring 8 goals in the Champions League to equalize Atletico Madrid’s scorer record at the event held by Vava in 1959.
The tradition continues as Atletico received the former FC Barcelona striker’s arrival, David Villa, after the era of Diego Costa. Villa himself scored 13 goals in 36 matches in La Liga, where Atletico Madrid won the La Liga title.
As if it is not enough yet, Atletico again, received the arrival of goal-hungry players, Mario Mandzukic, who was bought from Bayern Munich. Mandzukic himself ended the season with a record 20 goals from 43 appearances before moving to Turin at a cost of 19 million euros.
After losing Mario Mandzukic, Atletico Madrid’s warehouse continues to produce killer strikers. The current Atletico Madrid star is Antoine Griezmann. He has played brilliantly with the Spanish team.
He was bought at a fairly cheap price, which is 24 million pounds for his extraordinary contribution to Atletico Madrid.
Then, who will continue this tradition if Griezmann decides to leave? Let’s look forward to it…