Welcome to the official website of ATK, Champions of the Hero Indian Super League in the inaugural season in 2014 and the third season in 2016. The team had been semi-finalists of the league in the year 2015.
The club was officially launched as Atlético de Kolkata on May 7, 2014. Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP – Sanjiv Goenka Group and principal owner of ATK, Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian cricket team and current CAB President, Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group, and Utsav Parekh, Chairman, SMIFS Capital Markets Ltd, along with Spanish La Liga giants Atlético de Madrid, bid for the Kolkata franchise after the AIFF (All India Football Federation), the national federation for football in India, and IMG-Reliance, announced that they would be accepting bids for ownership of cities for the Indian Super League, an eight-team franchise league modelled on the lines of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.
The logo features a Royal Bengal tiger along with a Phoenix, with the latter element being symbolic of perpetuity, due to the footballing heritage in Kolkata. The five stars above the crest symbolise the five owners of the club.The shield carries striped with the tigers’ stripes. And, the team lived up to its logo with its roaring attitude.
The team’s Head Coach is Teddy Sheringham and the Technical Director is Ashley Westwood. A host of new and gifted players have joined the squad for ISL 2017-18 and ATK looks in good shape.
This year promises to be even bigger and better for ATK and its fans. It’s going to be a great season of football, and we look forward to you being a part of ATK’s journey in Hero ISL 4.