Persita was first formed in the city of Tangerang on 19 April 1940. It only became an official club on 15 September 1945 before it was approved by and admitted into the PSSI on 9 September 1953 . The first kit Persita used in its early days was a red strip with white shorts and white socks and was only changed when Urip Hermansyah took over the club and replaced the red strips with purple ones.
The "Hari Ulang Tahun Pendekar Cisadane" (Birthday of the Cisadane Warriors) is celebrated every year on 9 September with the aim of remembering the day that Persita was officially recognised by the PSSI.
The team is nicknamed the Cisadane Warriors. They are also known as the Viola Army (Laskar Viola) due to the violet kit which they play their home games in.In December 23, 2001 was born the Persita groups of supporters who called themselves Laskar Benteng Viola (LBV). as time goes, formed a new supporters group called Viola Xtrim Persita in 2005.