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Full nameSociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Nickname(s)Big Green, Pig, The Champion of the Century
GroundPalestra Itália,
São Paulo, Brazil
(capacity: 32,436)
ChairmanPaulo Nobre
ManagerRicardo Gareca
LeagueSérie 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.


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

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