Atlético Petróleos de Luanda is also known as Petro Atlético de Luanda, or simply Petro Atlético or Petro de Luanda, was founded in 1980. It was initially called Petroclube.
The club won the Angolan League in 1982 just two years after being established and todate remains the most successful team in Angola.
The team plays its matches at the 48,000 seater Estadio 11 de Novembro.
Local: They have won the Angolan league 16 times, the Angolan Cup 12 times and the Angolan Super Cup six times.
Continental: The team has never won any CAF tournament. In 1997, they reached the final of the CAF CUP. Then in 2001, they managed the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League. In 2004 and 2006 they reach the group stages of the CAF Confederations Cup.
Most recently in 2020, they made it to the group stages of the Champions League.
Coach: The team is handled by Alexandre Santos
Key Players: Gleison Silva Moreira, Hugo Miguel Barreto, Jorge Mendes Carneiro.
It is the largest city in Angola located on the Northern Atlantic Coast.
Two interesting facts about Luanda is that it is the most populous Portuguese speaking capital city in the world and also the most populous Lusophone city outside brazil.
Other Lusophone cities (Portuguese speaking African countries) include Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique as well as Sao Tome and Principle.
The city has a population of over 8.3milliom people making one of the most populous cities in Africa.
At the height of the slave trade, Luanda served as the center of the vice to Brazil. Slaves used to be brought here before being transported across the Atlantic Ocean to South America.
In terms of living standards, it is considered as one of the most expensive cities to live in in the world for expatriates. The city hosted some matches of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.
The city was destroyed by a long standing civil war but is now at the height of a booming construction fueled by the discovery of oil.
Moving around Luanda is either by public transport provided by Luanda Railway, taxis and public buses.
As the economic and political center of Angola, Luanda is the epicenter of Angolan culture.
The city is home to numerous cultural institutions, including the Sindika Dokolo Foundation. The city hosts the annual Luanda International Jazz Festival, since 2009.