Club Deportivo Palestino is Chilean football club founded on August 20,1920 by Palestinian immigrants. their first season playing in professional league, they won Second Division and earned promotion to the Primera Division. than they got relegated three times, managed to win national title twice (1955 and 1978) and also the same number of Copa Chile titles (1975 and 1977).
Arabes, Tricolores or Baisanos, as they are called, play their home matches at Estadio Municipal de La Cisterna which has capacity of 12,000. Home kit consists of red/green/white shirt, black shorts and black socks, while away kit consists of green shirt with one red and one white stripe, white shorts and white socks.
The Chilean Football Federation has banned a top division team from using a new shirt that has the number one shaped as the map of Palestine before the creation of Israel. Palestino is a club founded by the large Palestinian community in Chile and has used the new kit in three matches [...]
The club was founded on 20 August 1920, when they participated in a colonial competition in Osorno. It was founded by a group of Palestinian immigrants, the name of the club reflects the origin in Chile's Palestinian community.
The club made a surprising run to the final of the Clausura 2008 tournament, where they lost to champions Colo Colo. Following this success, the club intends to float on the Chilean and Palestinian stock exchanges.