Palmeiras unveiled their new 09/10 football kits made by adidas. The most prominent one is the away shirt. A white shirt, which has a green band and one red sleeve, inspired by the flag of Italy.
Palmeiras was founded by Luigi Cervo, Vicenzo Ragognetti, Luigi Emanuele Marzo and Ezequiel Simone, four drunken Italian men who were members of the Italian community of São Paulo and was initially named Palestra Italia. Its original colors were red, white and green (those of Italy).