HNK Rijeka were right in the mix for the Croatian title, just six points behind the almost unbeatable Dinamo Zagreb. Their efforts had once again been led by free-scoring striker Zijad Handzic, while the club's owners were reportedly worried by manager Vladimir Latunov walking away at the end of his contract in the summer.
A first season in Croatia ended without a trophy but offered glimpses of promise, including a potential superstar striker smashing goalscoring records. However, the HNK Rijeka board were unhappy with Vladimir Latunov not signing high-reputation players, which he immediately set about addressing in the summer of 2028.
We moved into 2032 celebrating youth product Matteo Giacalone becoming the first Atalanta player in history to win World Player of the Year and World Golden Ball awards. And the new year saw an exciting new arrival, with 17-year-old Belgian midfielder Nolan Pankert join the club from Anderlecht for £7 million. Our chances of retaining... Continue Reading →
Having won a fourth straight Scudetto in 2027 a major tactical switch was upon Atalanta in the summer, largely enforced due to yet more major departures. The biggest outgoing saw Antonio Marin, our main attacking threat since the start of the save, leave the club on a free transfer to Arsenal - having refused to... Continue Reading →
The Atalanta boys moved into 2027 as two-time World Champions and lurking closely behind the two Milan clubs in Serie A with a couple of games in hand. More big money sales followed, as contract rebel Sem Mijnheer, who'd been our number one goalkeeper for six seasons, moved to Benfica for £24.5 million - which... Continue Reading →
Fresh from wrapping up a famous sextuplet in 2025/26, the following season was always going to be one of a step backwards - given we'd won everything possible in the previous season. However, there was an exciting new beginning for the club as we moved into the brand new Ivan Ruggeri Stadium, named after Atalanta's... Continue Reading →
Having just wrapped up a famous, and very likely unprecedented sextuple of the European Super Cup, Italian Super Cup, World Club Cup, Serie A, Italian Cup and Champions Cup in 2025/26, I thought it would be interesting to introduce the main stars of this fantastic squad. Goalkeeper Dutch international Sem Mijnheer joined us from Utrecht... Continue Reading →
Having put our names in history by becoming World Champions for the first time in Atalanta's history last time out, we moved into 2026 in second place in Serie A and looking ahead to the knockout stages of the Champions Cup. The New Year got off to a bad start as we lost second striker... Continue Reading →
Last time out we secured Atalanta's first ever Champions Cup triumph, alongside wrapping up a second consecutive Serie A success. Now we look to defend both titles, alongside making the club's first appearance in the Club World Cup. The summer of 2025 saw us bring in a whole host of exciting new youngsters, the pick... Continue Reading →
We began the defence of Atalanta's first ever Serie A title strongly, heading into 2025 in a fine vein of form with seven straight victories. But things were about to get a whole lot better for my talented group of youngsters. The year began with silverware, as we defeated Inter Milan 3-1 in the Italian... Continue Reading →