The club got several regional championships during their early years, but not until the 40s when they got their first league championships under the name of Atlético Aviación, named after the war.
In 1950 under the guidance of Helenio Herrera, some glorious years living with the “silk front” led by Ben Barek. Later, historical, players such as Peiro, Collar, or the incomparable Luis Aragones, player and coach, created the legend.
1996 was a historic year for the club, with the achievement of the doublet, Simeone, Pantic and Kiko as their main architects, and Radomir Antic on the bench.
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