Paris Saint-Germain Féminines

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Paris Saint-Germain Féminines
Club crest
Nickname(s) Les Parisiennes (The Parisians)
Founded 1991; 23 years ago (1991)
Ground Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris
Ground Capacity 20,000
Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Manager Farid Benstiti
League Division 1 Féminine
2013–14 Division 1 Féminine, 2nd
Website Club home page

Paris Saint-Germain Féminines is a professional women's football club based in Paris, France. The club has been the female section of Paris Saint-Germain since 1991. PSG Féminines is managed by Camillo Vaz. The capital club is chaired by Simon Tahar. The Stade Georges Lefèvre of the Camp des Loges in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, with a capacity of 3,500 seats, is the main stadium of the club. The 2010–11 season became their 12th season in Division 1 Féminine and their 10th consecutive season in the top-flight of French football. Paris Saint-Germain won the Division 2 Féminine in 2001 and were promoted to the top-tier. Since then PSG has never been relegated from the Division 1 Féminine. Paris Saint-Germain captured their first major title and most prestigious honour to date after claiming the Coupe de France Féminine in 2010. The ladies were runner-ups of the cup in 2008. PSG finished runners-up in Division 1 Féminine and qualified to the UEFA Women's Champions League for the first time in its history in 2011, following a decisive victory over second-placed Montpellier in the final match of the season.[1]

History[edit]

The first record of a Paris Saint-Germain female side can be traced back to 1971. The club had licensed a few women before the 1971–72 season but there wasn't a women's football section or even a team.[2] 33 women were licensed by the club and a senior female team was registered in the Division d'Honneur de Paris in 1972.[3] PSG played in the DH Paris until 1980, when they were promoted to the Division 1 Féminine after its allotment of clubs was increased from 20 to 48. Paris Saint-Germain were vice-champions of the Division 1 Féminine in 1983 and 1985.[4]

PSG Ladies, as the official female section of Paris Saint-Germain, was founded in 1991. Therefore, the club does not recognize the history, titles and statistics before 1991.[1] Casually, that same year the FFF decided to change the competition format of the Division 1 Féminine for the following season. Since 1974, the league consisted of several groups with the winners of each group entering a playoff phase to determine the champion. The 1991–92 season was the last one with that format. A new rule was created, however, to make way for the new competition format being set up for the 1992–93 season and onwards. The Division 1 had 30 clubs spread in three groups with 10 clubs each. The new format, however, consisted of 12 clubs in a single group. In order to eliminate the remaining 18 clubs, the four highest placed teams from each group would stay in the Division 1 while the six lowest placed teams from each group would be relegated to the Division 2 Féminine. The newly formed PSG Ladies suddenly found themselves in Division 2 after finishing fifth just one point behind the fourth spot, synonymous with top-flight status for the 1992–93 season.[4]

PSG Ladies returned to the Division 1 in 1994 after two seasons in the second tier.[5] "Les Parisiennes", however, were relegated back to Division 2 following a disastrous 1994-95 season: 2 wins, 2 draws and 18 losses for a total of only 6 points. Six years later, Paris Saint-Germain won the Division 2, the club's first trophy, and were promoted to the top-flight in 2001. Since then Paris has never been relegated from the Division 1.[4] PSG continued without major problems among the elite but never within the top clubs under coach Cyril Combettes. The best players in the club at the time were Bérangère Sapowicz, Laure Boulleau, Nonna Debonne and Sabrina Delannoy. Cyril Combettes resigned due to relationship problems with the players and was replaced by Éric Leroy in 2007. He guided PSG to the Challenge de France Final against Olympique Lyonnais at the Stade de France in 2008. PSG conceded three goals after having withstood the French champion in the first half.[6]

After a disappointing 2008-09 campaign, Éric Leroy handed over the job to Camillo Vaz in 2009. PSG signed French internationals Élise Bussaglia, Julie Soyer and Jessica Houara. Camille Abily, Sonia Bompastor and Zohra Ayachi also joined the club.[7] Paris Saint-Germain finished third in the league during the 2009–10 season, the highest place in the club's history.[8] PSG captured the Challenge de France by defeating Montpellier 5–0 in the Final at the Stade Robert Bobin. The scoreline is the largest gap in the cup's young history. The title is the club's first major title and most prestigious honour to date. It is also the first time in French football history that both the male and female sections of a club occupy both the country's national cups. The male section of PSG claimed the French Cup. The face of the team changed slightly for the 2010–11 season. Ingrid Boyeldieu, Émilie L'Huillier and Stéphanie Hoffele left PSG, while Gwenaëlle Pelé and Sophie Perrichon joined the coaching staff. Léa Rubio, Léa Le Garrec and Charlotte Lozè arrived as replacements.[9] PSG's star signing Kátia formed a lethal partnership along Élise Bussaglia.[10] The duo played an important role in PSG's qualification to the UEFA Women's Champions League for the first time in its history, crowned with a decisive victory over second-placed Montpellier in the final match of the season.[11]

List of seasons[edit]

Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated
Seasons
Season League [4][5] Cup Champions League Top Goalscorer(s) [12]
Division P Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Name Goals
1991–92 D1-B 5th 18 9 4 5 36 20 +16 22
1992–93 D2-B 5th 18 21
1993–94 D2-A 1st 18 30
1994–95 D1 12th 22 2 2 18 16 77 -61 6
1995–96 D2-A 4th 18 9 3 6 34 31 +3 30
1996–97 D2-A 7th 18 21
1997–98 D2-A 5th 18 28
1998–99 D2-A 3rd 18 53
1999–2000 D2-A 2nd 18 14 1 3 49 13 +36 61
2000–01 D2 1st 20 18 0 2 83 11 +72 74 [13]
2001–02 D1 5th 22 11 6 5 40 27 +13 61 QF France Ingrid Boyeldieu 16
2002–03 D1 7th 22 7 7 8 32 45 -13 50 R16 France Ingrid Boyeldieu 13
2003–04 D1 8th 22 5 7 10 22 36 -14 44 QF France Ingrid Boyeldieu 5
2004–05 D1 10th 22 3 5 14 24 50 -26 36 SF France Ingrid Boyeldieu 10
2005–06 D1 8th 22 8 3 11 26 32 -6 49 R16 France Maryse Gobert
France Stéphanie Morel
France Candice Prévost
4
2006–07 D1 7th 22 6 8 8 37 33 +4 48 R32 France Aurélie Mula 9
2007–08 D1 5th 22 9 4 9 25 33 -8 53 RU France Marie-Laure Delie 21
2008–09 D1 8th 22 7 6 9 29 30 -1 49 R32 France Candice Prévost 7
2009–10 D1 3rd 22 16 4 2 62 8 +54 74 W France Camille Abily 12
2010–11 D1 2nd 22 17 1 4 43 16 +27 74 R32 Brazil Kátia 12
2011–12 D1 4th 22 13 5 4 47 23 +24 66 SF R16 France Kenza Dali 10
2012–13 D1 2nd 22 18 2 2 75 10 +65 78 SF Sweden Kosovare Asllani
United States Lindsey Horan
17
2013–14 D1 2nd 22 18 2 2 81 10 +71 78 RU R32 France Marie-Laure Delie 24

Stadia[edit]

Main article: Camp des Loges

The Camp des Loges is the training center and club headquarters of Paris Saint-Germain. The Camp des Loges became the training centre of Paris Saint-Germain in 1974. It began hosting the Reserves and Academy in 1975. The training center officially opened on 4 November 1975 and Pedro Alonso became its first director. Bertrand Reuzeau is the current director.[14] Paris Saint-Germain temporarily vacated the Camp des Loges due to renovations in 2006.[15] The new Camp des Loges was inaugurated in 2008.[16] The Camp des Loges hosts training sessions for the senior team and also serves as the home facility for the Reserves and Academy and Female sides, which play their home matches at the Stade Georges Lefèvre.[1][14]

Board and staff[edit]

The ladies celebrate their qualification to the UEFA Women's Champions League.
Manager Camillo Vaz
Physical Trainer Christophe Dedouche
Réathletisation Pascal Hilbert
Goalkeeping Coach José Da Silva
Head Doctor Stéphane Cascua
Physiotherapists Cédric Dupuis, Gwenaëlle Pelé

Source: PSG.fr

Stade Georges Lefèvre
President Simon Tahar
General Delegate Pierre Noguès
Team Coordinator Sophie Perrichon
Administrative Assistants Sandy Charaix, Irène Desperak, Audrey Bouin
Communications Bérangère Sapowicz
Equipment Roland Giraud, Angelo Marchetti
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stade Georges Lefèvre (3,500 / -)

Source: PSG.fr

Current squad[edit]

French teams are limited to four players without EU citizenship. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country. Also, players from the ACP countries—countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement—are not counted against non-EU quotas due to the Kolpak ruling.

"Les Parisiennes" lift the French Cup title.
Team of Paris Saint-Germain FC Ladies, PSG-Juvisy, December 9th, 2012.
As of 30 July 2014.[17]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Katarzyna Kiedrzynek
2 France MF Kenza Dali
3 France DF Laure Boulleau
4 France DF Laura Georges
5 France DF Sabrina Delannoy (captain)
7 United States FW Lindsey Horan
9 Sweden FW Kosovare Asllani
10 Germany MF Linda Bresonik
11 France DF Jessica Houara
12 France FW Léa Declercq
13 Germany DF Annike Krahn
14 France MF Kheira Hamraoui
No. Position Player
15 France FW Ouleye Sarr
16 France GK Karima Benameur
17 France MF Aurélie Kaci
18 France FW Marie-Laure Delie
19 Germany MF Fatmire Alushi
22 Germany DF Josephine Henning
23 Italy DF Sara Gama
24 France MF Ghoutia Karchouni
27 Sweden MF Caroline Seger
28 Costa Rica MF Shirley Cruz Traña
30 Germany GK Ann-Katrin Berger

Reserves and academy[edit]

The Reserves, Paris Saint-Germain Ladies B, play in the DH Île-de-France under the direction of Julien Rigoux, while the Under-19 team participates in the Challenge National Féminine U-19 under manager Pierre-Yves Bodineau. Both sections are the reserve team and academy of Paris Saint-Germain, and have a united squad where players from PSG B can play for the U-19 team and viceversa. Simon Tahar, PSG Association President, has already expressed his strong ambitions for PSG Ladies as the capital club intends to open by 2012 a special formation center whose first professional player might come out in 2014. The initiative will be pursued if PSG Ladies can maintain a good performance throughout the coming seasons. Simon Tahar expects the ladies to secure a big club status in the Division 1 Féminine which will allow the club to fight for the title and participate in the UEFA Women's Champions League.[18] PSG Ladies continued to expand with the creation of a college sports section. Brigitte Henriques, General Manager, detailed the project which is being structured with the support of the entire club. Paris Saint-Germain is aiming to provide a formation center within 3 years and in order to achieve this there several steps to be followed. First, last September, the capital club created a female football school for 6–8 years. The following year, PSG will be opening a college sports section accessible to the 4th and 3rd. The entrance examination will be open to all girls born in 1995-1996. The objective will be to have them join to the professional squad 4 to 5 years. The third stage of the project will be a high school sports section and will open in September 2011. Within three years, PSG will be aiming to inaugurate a formation center for the female section. As women's football is globally booming, the French Football Federation decided to create a Championat National U-18 and PSG seized the news to recruit in this category for them to present a competitive team next season. Currently the club has 105 licensed players, including 30 seniors. The goal is to have 160 or 180 licensed players between 6 and 20 years within three years.[19]

List of notable graduates[edit]

As of 29 May 2011.[20]
Graduates
Name Position Period Appearances¹ Goals¹ Nationality²
Coralie Barbosa Midfielder 2008 3 0  France
Aurélie Conforti Forward 2011- 4 2  France
Morgane Courteille Defender 2006-2007 14 2  France
Maryse Gobert Defender 2003–2007 63 8  France
Sarah Hamraoui Forward 2005–2007 27 4  France
Stéphanie Hoffele Midfielder 2003–2005,
2008-2011
49 4  France
Ella Kaabachi Midfielder 2008- 13 0  France
Stéphanie Legrand Goalkeeper 2003–2007,
2008-2011
89 2  France
Coralie Reguengo Midfielder 2011- 2 0  France
Maoua Sanogo Midfielder 2005-2007 12 0  Ivory Coast
Bérangère Sapowicz Goalkeeper 2003- 123 1  France
Cindy Thomas Forward 2007– 24 9  France
  • ¹: appearances and goals in all official competitions at the end of the 2010–11 season
  • ²: some players have multiple nationalities, but they can play only for one national team

Honours[edit]

Reserves & Academy

  • DH Île-de-France Féminine (1) : 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Présentation (féminines)". PSG.fr. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Paris St-Germain, N°1 de septembre 1971, p.13
  3. ^ Paris Football Club, N°8 de juin 1972, p.9
  4. ^ a b c d "France - List of Women Final Tables". RSSSF. 12 August 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "France - List of Women Second Level (N1B) Final Tables". RSSSF. 25 May 2001. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Finale au stade de France : PSG - OL". Footofeminin.fr. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Le nouveau visage du PSG". FFF. 9 August 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Une belle saison pour les féminines". PSG.fr. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Les Féminines à l’heure de la rentrée". PSG.fr. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Katia signe au PSG". PSG.fr. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Les filles du PSG en Champions League !". PSG.fr. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  12. ^ Includes all goals scored in League, Challenge de France and UEFA Women's Champions League matches.
  13. ^ The Challenge de France is founded in 2001.
  14. ^ a b "Camp des Loges". PSG.fr. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  15. ^ Le Parisien, N°19445 du 15 mars 2006, p.19
  16. ^ "New training complex presentation". PSG.fr. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  17. ^ "Effectifs et résultats (féminines)". PSG.fr. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Le PSG veut un centre de formation féminin". Le Monde. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  19. ^ "Le PSG développe sa section féminine". PSG.fr. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  20. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain Football Club". Footofeminin.fr. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 

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