Oblak, 400 games with Atlético. A round figure that the Slovenian will reach on Sunday against Cádiz, after having reached 399 yesterday in Pamplona. He is the first goalkeeper to achieve it in the history of the club and before him only nine players had climbed to that peak, the last Fernando Torres, whom he will surpass this coming month of October if there is no contingency involved since El Niño did not exceed 404 in his two stages as a rojiblanco.
Koke, Adelardo, Tomás, Collar, Aguilera, Calleja, Arteche, Gabi, Fernando Torres…and Oblak. From Sunday that will be the exclusive list of Atlético de Madrid footballers who have played 400 or more official matches with the club’s shirt. Only two of them have reached half a thousand, Adelardo, who stayed at 550, and Koke, who surpassed him last season and is only 10 away from 600.
The Slovenia international goalkeeper, who arrived at Atlético de Madrid to replace Courtois in the summer of 2014 from Benfica at just 21 years old, is also the foreigner with the most appearances for the club, surpassing the Uruguayan Diego Godín, who stayed at 389, and if he does not suffer any injuries, it is logical to think that he will surpass not only Torres (404 games), but also Gabi (417), Arteche (421) and Calleja (421), so he will be just a stone’s throw away of the first five positions in the ranking and next season he should leave behind Aguilera (456) and Collar (468), so he would only have Tomás (483), Adelardo (550) and of course Koke (590) ahead. whom it is practically impossible to overcome since the difference is no less than 191 games.
Oblak could be even higher, but he missed the last eight games of last season due to a back injury that made it possible for the League to be finished between the sticks by Croatian Ivo Grbic. Last week he already broke a record by reaching 300 games in the First Division against Real Madrid. Now there are 400 in total, all wearing the red and white shirt, including other competitions such as the Copa del Rey or the Champions League. He has undoubtedly been one of the most profitable signings in the club’s century-old history.
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