THE EVOLUTION OF BADGES AND INSTITUTIONAL SYMBOLS
Badges on Team Jerseys
• 1915 – The first badge used on the team jersey. The letters “P” e “I”, in white, adorne the left side of the chest on the green uniform of Palestra Itália.
• 1916 – For the São Paulo State Championships of 1916, shirts were brought from Italy, branding the symbol of the Italian Royal Family, the Cross of Savoy.
• 1917 – Yet another change in the shirt’s badge, where the Savoy Cross gives way to the letters “P” and “I”, within a green triangle.
• 1918 – Again, a change in the design, opting for the “P” and “I” within a white circle. The letters are in green and red, respectively.
• 1938 – Maintaining the circular shape, but inverting colours. The background turns green, sporting a white “P” and a red “I”.
• 1940 – Again, a change in colours, where now both letters are featured in a deep red.
• 1942 – The letter “I” is removed, indicating the name change of the club (from Palestra Itália to Palmeiras), and the colour of the “P” is again changed to white.
• 1959 – The badge of Palmeira’s jersey is altered once again. The traditional “P” is maintained, but within a totally new design, which remains until present times.
• 1914 – Palestra Itália – The first early design of the institutional symbol of the football club, used on printed material, club membership cards and the official flag.
• 1942 – Palestra de São Paulo – Provisional symbol used during the period of name change.
• 1959 – Palmeiras – The current official institutional symbol.
*All pictures and information extracted from Palmeiras’ offical web page.