PSG has spent 44 seasons in Ligue 1, winning the competition 6 times. The capital side has never been relegated from Ligue 1. The club's worst Ligue 1 finish to date is 16th, their placing at the end of the 1971–72 and 2007–08 seasons.
Towards the end of the 1960s, an ambitious group of businessmen decided to create a major club in the French capital. They chose to merge their virtual side, Paris FC, with Stade Saint-Germain after the team from Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 15km west of Paris, won promotion to Ligue 2. PSG made an immediate impact both on and off the pitch, building a substantial fanbase and winning promotion in their first season.
Paris Saint-Germain have never formally been relegated. However, in 1972 the club split into two. One branch joined CA Montreuil and continued in the first division under the name of Paris FC, while PSG assumed amateur status and had to restart in the third division. PSG returned to first division in 1973–74 and has never looked back since. PSG are today the city's largest club by far, as well as the most successful French club in history in terms of trophies won.
PSG has always represented both Paris and nearby Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Paris SG play their games in Paris at the Parc des Princes. However, the Camp des Loges (the club's training complex since 1970) is located in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. PSG spent their formative years using the Stade Municipal Georges Lefèvre, located in front of the Camp des Loges, before moving into the Parc des Princes in 1974.