Atletico Madrid Stiff competition
If there is one position in which Atletico Madrid cannot envy any other side in the world, it is in the goalkeeping department, with Jan Oblak safely among the very best in the business.
But, even before the Slovenian shot stopper, numerous top keepers have represented Los Rojiblancos throughout the club’s illustrious history.
Marcel Domingo (1948 – 1951)
Marcel Domingo joined Atletico from Stade Francais in 1948 and won back-to-back LaLiga titles in 1949/50 and 1950/51, and also claimed the Zamora award.
Madinabeytia (1958 – 1967)
Madinabeytia arrived from Argentina in the 1958/59 season and helped Atletico to a LaLiga title (1965/66), three Copa del Rey and a Cup Winners’ Cup, and once went 793 minutes without conceding a goal.
Miguel Reina (1973 – 1980)
Miguel Reina, father of Pepe Reina, arrived from Barcelona in 1973, and won LaLiga in 1976/77 season, a campaign in which he also won the Zamora trophy and the Copa del Rey.
In addition, he played in the European Cup final against Bayern Munich which Atleti lost 4-0 but lifted the club’s only ever Intercontinental Cup.
Abel Resino (1986 – 1995)
Resino arrived at Atletico in 1986 and went down in the club’s history books for going 1,275 minutes without conceding a single goal. He also won the Copa del Rey twice and a Zamora trophy.
Jose Francisco Molina (1995 – 2000)
Molina was the goalkeeper during Atletico’s historic double in 1995/96. He arrived from Albacete and, in 2000, joined Deportivo La Coruna.
Thibaut Courtois (2011 – 2014)
Courtois arrived on loan from Chelsea and quickly earned the respect of the Vicente Calderon. As a Rojiblanco, he won LaLiga Santander, Copa del Rey, Europa League and a European Super Cup as well as two Zamora prizes.
Jan Oblak (2014 – present)
Oblak was the most expensive goalkeeper in the club’s history when he arrived from Benfica for 16 million euros, but he has since shown that he is worth every last cent of that fee.
He has four Zamora trophies to his name, a Supercopa de Espana and a Europa League.