S.E. Palmeiras

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Palmeiras
Full name Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Nickname(s) Big Green, Pig, The Champion of the Century
Founded 1914
Ground Allianz Parque,
São Paulo, Brazil
(capacity: 46,000)
Chairman Paulo Nobre
Manager Oswaldo de Oliveira
League Série A

Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, usually called Palmeiras, is a Brazilian football team. They are from São Paulo, Brazil. The team was founded by an Italian-speaking community on August 26, 1914, as Palestra Itália. They changed to the name used now on September 14, 1942.

They play in green shirts, white shorts and green socks and are one of the most popular and traditional Brazilian clubs.

Palmeiras plays at the Palestra Itália stadium, which has seats for 32,000. But in the past, local derbies against São Paulo or Corinthians were usually played in Morumbi stadium. However, the Arena Palestra Itália is under construction with capacity for 45,000 people, expected to be finalized in 2013.

Name[change | change source]

  • 1914–1942 S.S. Palestra Italia
  • 1942–present S.E. Palmeiras

Main titles[change | change source]

  • World Cup – Copa Rio: 1951
  • Libertadores Cup: 1999
  • Copa Mercosul: 1998
  • Campeonato Brasileiro: 1960, 1967, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1993 and 1994 – greatest champion
  • Copa do Brasil: 1998, 2012 (unbeaten)
  • Copa dos Campeões: 2000
  • Campeão do Século
  • Torneio Rio-SP: 1933, 1951, 1965, 1993 and 2000
  • Campeonato Paulista: 1920, 1926 (unbeaten), 1927, 1932 (unbeaten), 1933, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1947,1950, 1959 (super champions), 1963, 1966, 1972 (unbeaten), 1974, 1976, 1993, 1994, 1996 e 2008
  • Campeonato Paulista Extra: 1926 (unbeaten) and 1938

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