Deportivo Thomas Bata

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The Club Deportivo Thomas Bata is a Chilean amateur sports club based in Peñaflor. It was founded in 1940 by employees of the local Bata Shoes factory, and its name is a tribute to Tomáš Baťa, the company's founder.

The club had many sport branches, being the most famous the basketball branch. Today only the amateur football and the Roller hockey branches are still active.

Association football[edit]

Thomas Bata
Full name Club Deportivo Thomas Bata
Nickname(s) Bata
Founded September 18, 1940
League Tercera Division
1989 4th

In 1953, the team won the Segunda Division league, but the club could not be promoted to top level because the company decided to withdraw its financial support.

Currently, Thomas Bata only plays in its local amateur league.

National honours[edit]

1953
1988

Minor titles[edit]

  • Regional Zona Central: 12
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1977, 1978

Basketball[edit]

Thomas Bata's basketball was a successful team; being the only Chilean team to have won the South American Club tournament, (back in 1967).

In 1979 the team joins the Chilean professional league being its first champion (1979), participating until 1986, when they retired.

National honours[edit]

1979
  • Torneos de Clubes Campeones de Chile: 2
1967, 1974

International honours[edit]

1967