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PSG Paris soccer team. Parc des Princes
Parc des Princes

PSG is Paris soccer team and one of the best European clubs. PSG plays its games in Parc des Princes Arena in Paris. Owned by Qatar Sports Investment, PSG has the legitimate ambition to win major European trophies. Sport in Paris

PSG Paris soccer team

Paris Saint-Germain, abbreviated PSG, is Paris soccer team. Playing in ligue 1, the highest tier of French soccer, PSG was formed in 1970 by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain. PSG is the only club to have never been relegated from Ligue 1. PSG has won one European title.

PSG is the most successful French team in terms of trophies won. The capital club has won 31 titles. Domestically, PSG has won six Ligue 1 titles, a record ten Coupes de France, six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title. In international club football, PSG have won one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.

24, rue du Commandant Guilbaud
Paris 75016 France
Mbappé and Messi play together in PSG
Mbappé and Messi played together in PSG

Parc des Princes, PSG Arena

Parc des Princes is the home stadium of Paris Saint-Germain. Parc des Princes can seat 45 000 people and is the third largest French stadium after Stade de France and Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. Parc des Princes is located on the fashionable edge of Bois de Boulogne.

Events at Parc des Princes include Paris Saint-Germain soccer games, other sports events and concerts. Buy tickets on Parc des Princes web site.

A soccer game at Parc des Princes
A soccer game is played in Parc des Princes

Parc des Princes metro station

The address of Parc des Princes stadium is:

24, rue du Commandant Guilbaud
Paris 75016 France

Locate Parc des Princes on the map. Parc des Princes is easily reachable by metro. It is advised to come to soccer games by metro rather than by car. Metro: Porte de Saint-Cloud metro station on line 9.

Parc des Princes is PSG Arena
Parc des Princes is PSG Arena

Parc des Princes apartment and hotel map

Parc des Princes history

Parc des Princes was built to provide the city with a modern venue for important rugby and football matches. The new stadium replaced the Velodrome, that had stood in its place since 1897. Parc des Princes was inaugurated in 1972 by French president Pompidou. The first match was the Coupe de France final between Marseille and Bastia (2-1).

The stadium, designed by architect Roger Taillibert, was lauded for its avant garde design and received several architectural prices. Its most striking feature were the 50 concrete columns that support the ring-shaped roof. One year after the opening, in 1973, newly founded Paris Saint-Germain moved into the stadium.

Parc des Princes has remained the home stadium of Paris Saint-Germain since 1974, despite the building of the much larger Stade de France. Before the opening of the Stade de France in 1998, it was also the home stadium of the French football and rugby national teams.

PSG plays in Parc des Princes
PSG plays in Parc des Princes

PSG history

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, commonly abbreviated as PSG, is Paris football club. PSG is the football section of Paris Saint-Germain omnisports. Present since the 1974-1975 season, the club trains at the Camp des Loges in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and plays at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Paris Saint-Germain was created in 1970 as the merger between the football section of Stade Saint-Germain, a club founded in 1904, and Paris FC, a virtual club without a stadium or a team created eighteen months earlier with the aim to restore a professional team to the capital, after the fall of Racing Club de France and Stade Français. In 1972, the club was split in two: Paris FC keeping the workforce and the professional status, as well as the occupation of the Parc des Princes, while Paris Saint-Germain left with the amateur team in Division 3 and took then home in the Georges-Lefèvre stadium. Two years later, in 1974, Paris FC was relegated to the second division while PSG returned to the first division and Parc des Princes.

Led in its early years by personalities such as Daniel Hechter and then Francis Borelli, the club was bought in 1991 by the championship television broadcaster, Canal+, which led the Parisian club to great success during its first years. Thus, in 1996, PSG won the European Cup Winners' Cup, becoming the second French club to win a European Cup. In 2006, PSG was sold to the American investment fund Colony Capital, which did not win a major title apart from two national cups, then in 2011 to Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), a subsidiary of the Qatari sovereign fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA ). Qatari businessman and ex-tennis player Nasser Al-Khelaïfi became the club's CEO and injected it with very significant financial resources that allowed it to buy some of the most expensive players in the world, such as Neymar and Kylian Mbappé in 2017 or Lionel Messi in 2021. PSG then became a club with a global dimension.

In 2015, the club won the Ligue 1 championship, the Coupe de France, the Coupe de la Ligue and the Champions Trophy, a performance repeated in 2016, 2018 and 2020. PSG reached the UEFA Champions League final in the 2019-20 season. In 2022, PSG won its tenth French championship title, thus equaling the record of AS Saint-Étienne.

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