In 1910, Ateneu Palafrugellenc was founded. It was a multisport club chaired by Josep Barceló i Matas and was best known for its football. The club was disbanded in 1919.
In 1920 Fútbol Club Palafrugell was founded. Their best years came in the 2000s when they played six seasons in the Tercera División. Alfredo Di Stefano played his first match in Spain with FC Palafrugell in a pre-season match against FC Barcelona amateur on 19 July 1953.