Page semi-protected

Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Paris St. Germain)
Jump to: navigation, search
"Paris Saint-Germain" redirects here. For other uses, see Paris Saint-Germain (disambiguation).
Paris Saint-Germain
Club crest
Full name Paris Saint-Germain Football Club
Nickname(s) Les Rouge-et-Bleu (The Red and Blue) Les Parisiens (The Parisians)
Short name PSG, Paris SG, Paris
Founded 12 August 1970; 45 years ago (1970-08-12)
Ground Parc des Princes
Ground Capacity 48,712
Owner Qatar Sports Investments
President Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Manager Laurent Blanc
League Ligue 1
2014–15 Ligue 1, 1st
Website Club home page
Current season

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (French pronunciation: ​[paʁi sɛ̃ ʒɛʁmɛ̃]), commonly referred to as PSG, is a French professional football club based in Paris that was formed in 1970 by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain. PSG has competed in Ligue 1 since 1974.[1]

Nicknamed Les Rouge-et-Bleu, the club have won the Ligue 1 title five times, the Ligue 2 once, the Coupe de France nine times, the Coupe de la Ligue five times, the Trophée des Champions five times, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup once and the UEFA Intertoto Cup once.[2] PSG is the joint-most successful club in France and one of only two French clubs (with Marseille) to win a major European club competition.[3][4]

The Parc des Princes has been the home stadium of PSG since 1974.[5] The Camp des Loges has served as the club's training centre since 1970.[6] The Tournoi de Paris has been hosted by the capital club at Le Parc since 1975.[7] PSG shares an intense rivalry with Marseille and contest the most notorious football match in France, known as Le Classique.[8] PSG is the second-highest supported football club in France after rivals Marseille.[9] Qatar Sports Investments became the club's sole shareholder in 2012.[10] The takeover made PSG the richest club in France and amongst the richest in the world.[11] Paris Saint-Germain are the best paid team in global sport according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2015, compiled in association with ESPN The Magazine.[12]

The crest and shirt of Les Parisiens were mainly designed by Daniel Hechter.[13] The traditional shirt is blue with a red central vertical bar framed by white edgings.[14] "Allez Paris Saint-Germain", to the tune of "Go West" by Pet Shop Boys, is the official anthem of PSG.[15][16] However, "Ville Lumière" is considered by the fans to be one of PSG's most emblematic songs.[17] Germain the Lynx is the club's mascot.[18] "Ici, c'est Paris!" and "Paris est magique!" are the club's most popular mottos.[19][11]


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, located 15 kilometres west of Paris, won promotion to Ligue 2. The merger was ratified by the French Football Federation (FFF) and the new outfit, Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, came into being in 1970.[20] PSG made an immediate impact both on and off the pitch, building a substantial fanbase and winning promotion in their first season. Their momentum was soon checked, however, and the club split in 1972; Paris FC remained in the top-flight while PSG was demoted to Division 3. Two seasons later, however, PSG returned to Ligue 1, moving into the Parc des Princes in 1974.[20]

The club's trophy cabinet welcomed its first major silverware in the shape of the Coupe de France in 1981–82 as PSG defeated Saint-Étienne on penalties in the final. Four years later, coach Gérard Houllier led the team to their maiden league success, with Safet Sušić pulling the strings in midfield.[20] An even brighter era then dawned when broadcasters Canal+ took over in 1991 and hired Luis Fernández, an emblematic player of the club in the 1980s, as coach.[21] Although just one more Ligue 1 crown was added in the following decade, PSG's crowning glory came with triumph in the 1996 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final, Bruno N'Gotty hitting the only goal as Rapid Wien were defeated 1–0. One year later, Les Rouge-et-Bleu finished runners-up to Barcelona in the same competition.[20]

Cup successes notwithstanding, the early 2000s were tough for PSG, who flirted with relegation on occasion as a combination of high expectations and intense media pressure took their toll.[20] It was not until the club was purchased by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, following two years of solid progress and stability under coach Antoine Kombouaré and President Robin Leproux, that PSG finally restored a sense of balance. Club legend Leonardo was brought back in a sporting director capacity and oversaw a spending spree that has so far been unprecedented in Ligue 1 history. Despite finishing behind Montpellier in the 2011–12 season, PSG set a league record of 79 points for a second-placed team.[22]

Reinforced by new star Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paris warmed up for the 2012–13 season with the aim of winning the league crown that dramatically eluded Carlo Ancelotti's men the previous year.[23] Zlatan’s 30-goal haul almost single-handedly led the capital side.[24] In the end, a 0–1 win away to Lyon secured the club’s first Ligue 1 title in 19 years, and third overall. Jérémy Ménez struck the goal that sent Paris into rapture.[23] PSG finished 12 points clear of second-placed rivals Marseille.[24] For the first time in the club’s history, Les Parisiens defended their title and also secured a maiden league and domestic cup double thanks to Edinson Cavani's brace in the 2014 Coupe de la Ligue Final win over Lyon.[25] PSG set a new all-time best points total of 89 for Le Championnat and also bettered the benchmark of 26 victories with a total of 27.[26] Now led by Laurent Blanc, who succeeded Ancelotti, PSG also won the Trophée des Champions against Bordeaux (2–1) in the 2013–14 season curtain-raiser.[27]

Crest and colours

Kit evolution

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
1970–1972 Le Coq Sportif None
1972–1973 Montreal
1973–1974 Canada Dry
1974–1975 RTL
1975–1976 Kopa
1976–1977 Le Coq Sportif
1977–1978 Pony
1978–1986 Le Coq Sportif
1986–1988 Adidas RTL
1988–1989 RTL
La Cinq
1989–1990 Nike RTL
1990–1991 RTL
Alain Afflelou
1991–1992 Commodore
1992–1994 Commodore
1994–1995 SEAT
1995–2002 Opel
2002–2006 Thomson
2006– Emirates

Following its foundation in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain adopted a red shirt with white shorts and blue socks to meet the three club colours: the red and the blue of Paris and the white of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Upon the arrival of fashion designer Daniel Hechter as PSG president in 1973, he conceived the club's traditional shirt. The so-called Hechter shirt was blue with a red central and vertical band framed by white edgings. Hechter draw inspiration from his own design of the Eiffel Tower logo to create the famous shirt that premiered in the 1973–74 season. Hechter also designed the away shirt—it was white with a fine blue band on the heart framed by red and white edgings.[14]

The 1980s were characterised by the establishment of the white home shirt decorated with a fine red and blue vertical band on the heart from the 1981–82 season onwards. It stood as home shirt during nine seasons. The Hechter home design, meanwhile, remained as the away outfit.[28]

The 1990s began with a few fantasies from new kit supplier Nike. Under pressure from supporters, however, the Hechter home shirt returned in 1994 and remained until 2000. The away shirt was white with a red central and vertical band framed by blue edgings. It stood until 1999–2000, when the away shirt became grey.[29]

Nike continued its attempts to drift PSG away from its traditional shirt during the 2000s. It all began with the disappearance of the white edgings in 2000–01. A season later, the red band of the home shirt was reduced and moved to the heart. The away shirt, meanwhile, went from grey to the 1980s white home shirt, then changed to an American baseball shirt lookalike and later was chocolate brown. Anecdotally, a third black jersey was used just once in a defeat away to Marseille. Five seasons of experiments later, the Hechter shirt briefly returned in 2005–06, only to reappear in 2008–09 thanks to the protests of fans. However, during 2009–10, a blue shirt with red pinstripes surfaced, accompanied by a white away shirt featuring blue and red dotts.[30]

The current decade began with a nod to the past. PSG was celebrating its 40th anniversary in the summer of 2010 and presented a red shirt reminiscent to the one worn in the 1970–71 season. Away matches were played with the Hecther design. The latter took its rightful place as home shirt in 2011–12, while the away jersey was white with a horizontal red band on the chest.[31] Following the November 2015 Paris attacks, PSG was granted permission by the club's sponsors Emirates to wear the message 'Je suis Paris' on the team's jersey for two matches.[32]

Hechter / Traditional

Emblem evolution

Historical evolution of the club's crest.

The first crest of Paris Saint-Germain (or Paris FC logo), surfaced in 1970 and was used during the following two seasons.[14] It consisted of a ball and a vessel, two powerful symbols of Paris.[33] After the split from Paris FC in 1972, PSG created its historical crest, known as the Eiffel Tower logo.[14] It consisted of a red silhouette of the Eiffel Tower with the cradle of French King Louis XIV and the fleur de lys in white between its legs on a blue background with white edging.[33] The red of the Eiffel Tower and the blue of the background are the two colours of Paris, a reference to La Fayette and Jean Sylvain Bailly, two key figures of the French Revolution in 1789. The white is a hint to the coat of arms of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and it is also the color of royalty. The cradle and the fleur-de-lis recall that Louis XIV was born in Saint Germain-en-Laye in 1638. The colours of PSG are the traces of the union between Paris and Saint-Germain-en-Laye.[34]

According to former PSG coach Robert Vicot, fashion designer Daniel Hechter introduced the Eiffel Tower in the crest before a certain Mr. Vallot had the idea of placing the birthplace of Louis XIV underneath the tower.[13] Former PSG shareholder Canal+ was the first to replace the historical crest in 1994. The new model had the acronym "PSG" and underneath it "Paris Saint-Germain." However, the supporters' anger caused the historical crest to return in 1995.[33]

The historical crest received a makeover in 2013 under PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi's approval with a renovated and modern design.[35] PSG shareholder Qatar Sports Investments wanted to take full advantage of the city's global appeal and the new crest clearly brought to the fore the name "PARIS," which is written in large bold letters. On top of that, the cradle which marked the birth of Louis XIV was discarded and in place the fleur-de-lis sits solely under the Eiffel Tower. Also, the founding year 1970 made way with "Saint-Germain" taking its place at the bottom.[36]


Entrance to the Parc des Princes

The Stade Municipal Georges Lefèvre is a sports complex located just across the street from the Camp des Loges, the training centre of PSG. The artificial turf and grass football fields of the facility currently host training sessions and home matches for the PSG Youth Academy.[37] Formerly, it was the home of now-defunct Stade Saint-Germain from 1904 until its merger with fellow local club Paris FC to form Paris Saint-Germain Football Club in 1970. The new club "inherited" the Stade Georges Lefèvre as its home stadium.[6] PSG moved to the Parc des Princes in 1974.[5]

Paris Saint-Germain played its first match at the Parc des Princes against Red Star Paris on 10 November 1973.[38] PSG became the sole tenant of the Parc des Princes in July 1974. The club's shareholders Canal+ took control of the SESE, the company which holds the concession of the Parc des Princes, in 1992. The City of Paris extended the concession of the stadium for another 15 years in 1999. PSG completely took over the Parc des Princes and the capital club's headquarters were moved to a new edifice within the stadium in 2002.[5] PSG's highest average home attendance was registered during the 2013–14 season with 45,420 spectators per match. PSG's record home attendance is 49,407 spectators and was registered in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals match against Waterschei in 1983.[39]

Training ground

Main article: Camp des Loges

The Camp des Loges has been the training centre of PSG since its foundation in 1970. Since 1974, it has also served as the home facility for the Youth Academy and Female teams.[6] It was renovated in 2008.[40]


Paris Saint-Germain is the second-most popular football club in France after Marseille.[9] Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is one of the club's most prominent supporters.[11] PSG is known to draw their support from both far-right white nationalists and Île de France's multi-ethnic population. During the 1970s, PSG were struggling to attract a fervent fan-base to the Parc des Princes and so decided to offer cheap tickets in the Boulogne to young people. The offer was a big hit and the new fans, influenced by Liverpool's famous Spion Kop stand in Anfield, created the Kop of Boulogne stand (KoB), which immersed in casual hooligan culture. The dubious English role model was the inspiration behind France's most infamous fans, the kobistes.[19] These fans shaped the most notorious stand in French football. The home of French hooliganism, the KoB has been synonymous with violence, racism and fascism since the 1980s, when skinheads took over part of the stand, lending the name far‑right connotations.[41] Separate gangs were formed in the KoB, united under an English inspirated logo: a bulldog's head on a tricolor map of France. The Boulogne Boys, the most high-profile of these groups, was formed in 1985.[19] The KoB became the core not only of the most loyal PSG fans, but also of the most extremist.[41] The Parc des Princes became known as the most hostile stadium in France.[42]

PSG fans before the 2006 Coupe de France Final.

Despite PSG winning Ligue 1 in 1986, the team enjoyed its worst top flight attendance record in 1991. The press considered the violence at the stadium to be the culprit. Concerned by the racist and violent behaviour from fans at the KoB, the PSG board subsidised the creation of a rival kop at the other end, the Auteuil, presumably to marginalise the troublemakers. And so the Supras Auteuil and the Tigris Mystic, the most high-profile groups of the Auteuil, appeared in the early 1990s. However, this resulted in a new problem as the Auteuil became the home of multicultural PSG fans who were unwelcome in the predominantly white KoB.[19] Although tentative moves to break up the KoB were made, violence escalated. Incidents occurred wherever PSG travelled and only multiplied with the emergence of rival stand Auteuil.[43] Unlike the English-inspired KoB, Auteuil fans stylised their support on the Italian ultra model. Average attendance at the Parc des Princes soared, but the violence continued with injuries and arrests especially in Le Classique against arch-rivals Marseille. Additionally, the Boulogne Boys, one of Ligue 1's most notorious firm, fought throughout the 1990s and 2000s with fans of clubs from all over Europe.[19]

PSG fans have been killed in the crossfire. After a 2006 UEFA Cup match against Hapoel Tel Aviv at the Parc des Princes, KoB member Julien Quemener was shot and killed by a police officer trying to protect a Hapoel supporter whom the group was attacking.[19] The KoB also unfurled a banner which referred to Lens fans as incestuous, jobless paedophiles during the 2008 League Cup Final. The episode led to the dissolution of the Boulogne Boys, one of the oldest hooligan groups in France.[44] Additionally, PSG fans spend more time fighting against each other, than fighting against other teams' counterparts. The KoB groups first targeted Tigris Mystic, which dissolved in 2006 due to the attacks. The violence re-emerged in 2009, when the kobistes ire was trained on the Supras Auteuil, who responded in kind. Ahead of a league match against Marseille in 2010, the Supras murdered KoB member Yann Lorence. The event led to the dissolution of the Supras Auteuil. PSG had lost its two major supporters groups in the space of two years. The club then launched "Tous PSG," an anti-violence plan that dissolved all supporters groups in the stadium. PSG allowed them back in 2011. Minor groups such as Hoolicool, Titi-Fosi and Vikings 27 returned, but the majority of the old, violence-inducing ultras did not.[19]


Le Classique

Main article: Le Classique

Le Classique, also known as the Derby de France, is a football match contested between French top-flight clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille. Unlike most derbies, Le Classique is not a product of close proximities—it involves the two largest cities in France. It features the hub of French society and style in Paris against the port city of the working class in Marseille. North-against-south and the kingpin of the southern provinces against the political center of the capital city adds the political dimension to this rivalry.[45] PSG vs. OM is considered to be the fiercest rivalry in the country and one of the greatest in club football.[46]

The duo are the only two French clubs to have won European trophies and were the dominant forces in the land prior to the emergence of Olympique Lyonnais at the start of the millennium. They still remain, along with Saint-Étienne, the only French clubs with a truly national fan base, adding to the appeal of the country's biggest fixture.[8] They are the two most popular clubs in France, and are also the most followed French clubs outside the country. Both teams are at or near the top of the attendance lists every year as well.[45]

OM and PSG fans have tense relations, and various groups of Marseille and Parisian supporters have hated and battled each other. Important security measures are taken to prevent confrontations between the fans, but violent episodes still often occur when the duo meet.[47] Despite the hostilities, many players have worn the shirt of both clubs and have subsequently suffered abuses from the supporters.[48]

Ownership and finances

Club President Nasser Al-Khelaifi (left) unveiling Zlatan Ibrahimović in 2012.

Paris Saint-Germain was founded in 1970 thanks to the financial backing from local wealthy businessmen Guy Crescent, Pierre-Étienne Guyot and Henri Patrelle.[1] However, since its inception, PSG has experienced some periodic economic difficulties. Despite a good debut during the 1970–71 season with a profit of 1.5 million francs, the trend reversed and the club's debt increased throughout the years.[49] PSG President Henri Patrelle, searching for financial support, made way for investor Daniel Hechter in 1973 and the club attained professional status.[1] Hechter was later banned for life from football by the French Football Federation following the scandal of double ticketing at the Parc des Princes in 1978. Francis Borelli replaced him.[50] However, Borelli's old-style management didn't handle properly the emergent football business during the 1980s. Thus, by the early 1990s, PSG was in serious financial trouble with a debt of 50 million francs. For the first time, the Paris City Council, presided by the mayor of Paris, refused to wipe the slate clean.[51]

French TV channel Canal+ gave reprieve to the ailing Paris Saint-Germain after purchasing it in 1991.[49] PSG received a whopping 40% of their income from televised games and became one of the richest clubs in France.[51] Canal+ became the club's majority shareholder in 1997 and sole shareholder in 2005. Canal+ managed the club through delegated-president Michel Denisot during the 1990s. From 1991 to 1998, PSG maintained its finances healthy and the club's expenditures stood at €50 million per season thanks to the rise of television rights and the increasing number of spectators at the Parc des Princes, as well as an excellent performance in national and European competitions. Following the departure of Michel Denisot in 1998, the club began to accumulate debts that reached €96 million in 2002. The net debt fell to €8 million in 2004 after recapitalising the club. PSG's finances, however, remained red. Between 2004 and 2006, PSG was the only French club with a large deficit, registering losses of €30 million. The club's turnover, however, increased from €69 million to €80 milliopn.[49]

Canal+ sold PSG to investment firms Colony Capital, Butler Capital Partners and Morgan Stanley for €41 million in 2006.[52] The club's debt was wiped out by Canal+. Under its new owners, PSG's turnover reached €100 million and the losses gradually decreased to only €5 million in 2009.[49] Colony Capital purchased the majority of the shares of Butler Capital Partners in 2008, though they retained a 5% stake in PSG.[53] Colony Capital acquired all the shares of Morgan Stanley in 2009, becoming owners of 95% of the club, and then revealed in 2010 that they were looking for new investors to make PSG a true title contender for years to come.[54]

In 2011, Qatar Sports Investments became the majority shareholder of PSG after buying a controlling 70% of the shares. Colony Capital (29%) and Butler Capital Partners (1%) remained minority shareholders.[10] QSI bought the club in a deal worth €50 million, which covered an estimated €15–20 million in debt and €19 million in losses from the 2010–11 season.[55] Consequently, PSG became the richest club in France and one of the richest clubs in the world.[11] QSI later purchased the remaining 30% stake and became the sole shareholder of PSG in 2012.[10] The transaction valued the entire club at €100m.[56]


Jean-Marc Pilorget holds the record for the greatest number of appearances for Paris Saint-Germain. Between 1975 and 1989, the French defender played 435 times for the capital club. Only five other players have made more than 300 appearances: Sylvain Armand, Paul Le Guen, Safet Sušić, Bernard Lama and Mustapha Dahleb.[57] The club's goalscoring record is held by Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, who has netted 110 goals in all competitions since his arrival to Paris in 2012. He surpassed the previous record of 109 goals, held by Pauleta, in 2015. Zlatan also became only the third player to score a century of goals for PSG after Dominique Rocheteau and Pauleta.[58]

Current squad

French teams are limited to four players without EU citizenship. Hence, 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.

As of 1 September 2015.[59]

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

No. Position Player
1 France GK Nicolas Douchez
2 Brazil DF Thiago Silva (captain)
3 France DF Presnel Kimpembe
4 France MF Benjamin Stambouli
5 Brazil DF Marquinhos
6 Italy MF Marco Verratti
7 Brazil MF Lucas
8 Italy MF Thiago Motta
9 Uruguay FW Edinson Cavani
10 Sweden FW Zlatan Ibrahimović (vice captain)
11 Argentina MF Ángel Di María
14 France MF Blaise Matuidi
No. Position Player
16 Germany GK Kevin Trapp
17 Brazil DF Maxwell
19 Ivory Coast DF Serge Aurier
20 France DF Layvin Kurzawa
22 Argentina FW Ezequiel Lavezzi
23 Netherlands DF Gregory van der Wiel
25 France MF Adrien Rabiot
27 Argentina MF Javier Pastore
29 France FW Jean-Kévin Augustin
30 Italy GK Salvatore Sirigu
32 Brazil DF David Luiz
35 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Hervin Ongenda

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
France GK Alphonse Areola (at Villarreal)
France FW Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (at Saint-Étienne)
France DF Lucas Digne (at Roma)
France MF Romain Habran (at Stade Lavallois)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Gustavo Hebling (at Zwolle)
Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Jordan Ikoko (at Lens)
France DF Youssouf Sabaly (at Nantes)





Club officials

The Board

President Nasser Al-Khelaifi
General Manager Jean-Claude Blanc
Administration and Finances Philippe Boindreux
Commercial Activities Frédéric Longuépée
Assistant Sporting Director Olivier Létang
PSG Association President Benoît Rousseau
Ticketing Nicolas Arndt
Security Jean-Philippe d'Hallivillée
Marketing Michel Mimran
Foreign Relations Guillaume Le Roy
Protocol and Public Relations Katia Krzekowiak
Press Officer Yann Guérin
Academy Director Bertrand Reuzeau



Manager Laurent Blanc
Assistant Coaches Jean-Louis Gasset, Zoumana Camara
Goalkeeping Coach Nicolas Dehon
Physical Trainers Philippe Lambert, Denis Lefebve, Simon Colinet
Head Doctor Éric Rolland
Physiotherapists Bruno Le Natur, Jérôme Andral, Dario Fort, Gaël Pasquer, Cyril Praud
Osteopath Joffrey Martin


See also





  1. ^ a b c "L'historique du club des saisons 1970/1978". 19 May 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN". LFP. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Paris, club le plus titré". 3 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "TdC: A look at champions Paris SG". Ligue 1. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "stade Parc des Princes". Footblog. 9 December 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Le Camp des Loges". Info PSG. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Le PSG relance le Tournoi de Paris dès 2010". PSG MAG. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "France's passion play". FIFA. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "A League of One". The New York Times. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c "Le Qatar sans limite". Le Parisien. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Can Paris Saint-Germain become the world’s richest sports club?". Financial Times. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "REVEALED: PSG become the best paid team in global sport". Sportingintelligence. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Robert Vicot  : " Je suis l'initiateur de l'échauffement collectif "". PSG70. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Historique des maillots du PSG : les années 1970". PSG MAG. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain Football Club". footballzz. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Les Parisiens – Allez Paris-Saint-Germain !". Bidet & Musique. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  17. ^ "Ville Lumière". 14 April 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Le PSG prend un nouveau virage". 23 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f g "Paris is Earning". The Classical. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  20. ^ a b c d e "Paris". UEFA. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "L'historique du club des saisons de 1990/2000". 19 May 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "A brief history of PSG". ESPN FC. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  23. ^ a b "L'historique du club de la saison 2012/2013". 4 July 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Paris Saint-Germain – 2012/13 Season Review". French Football Weekly. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain: 2013/14 Season Review". French Football Weekly. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Les records du PSG cette saison". Le Parisien. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "L'historique du club de la saison 2013/2014". 4 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Historique des maillots du PSG : les années 1980". PSG MAG. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "Historique des maillots du PSG : les années 1990". PSG MAG. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "Historique des maillots du PSG : les années 2000". PSG MAG. 19 June 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  31. ^ "Historique des maillots du PSG : les années 2010". PSG MAG. 20 June 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain to wear 'Je suis Paris' for two matches". Sky Sports. 24 November 2015. 
  33. ^ a b c "Blasons, Logos, Écussons du PSG". PSG70. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  34. ^ "Le PSG". Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  35. ^ "Une nouvelle identité de marque pour rêver encore plus grand". 22 February 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  36. ^ "New identity for Paris Saint-Germain as the club unveils its new crest". 1970 PSG. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  37. ^ "Stade municipal Georges Lefèvre". Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  38. ^ "Le Parc des Princes". Info PSG. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  39. ^ "Parc des Princes Paris". Stadium and Attendances. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  40. ^ "Présentation du nouveau centre d'entraînement". 3 November 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  41. ^ a b "Young Parisians". When Saturday Comes. January 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  42. ^ "Paris Soccer 'Ultras' at Center of Furor Over Fan's Death". The New York Times. 29 November 2006. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  43. ^ "Fratricidal turf war threatening PSG future". ESPN FC. 12 October 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  44. ^ "French football hooligans' most offensive banners". France 24. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  45. ^ a b "Joey Barton puts the "punch" back into the Marseille-PSG rivalry". Bleacher Report. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  46. ^ "THE LIST: The greatest rivalries in club football, Nos 50–41". Daily Mail. 13 September 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  47. ^ "OM-PSG D-2: The match that divides a nation". Ligue 1. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  48. ^ "Les joueurs qui ont connu le PSG et l'OM". PSGMAG.NET. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  49. ^ a b c d "Evolution du budget du PSG". Le Blog des Parisiens. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  50. ^ "Parcours de Francis Borelli (1/5)". PSG MAG. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  51. ^ a b "Histoire du PSG". PSGenForce. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  52. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain changes hands". BBC. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 11 April 2006. 
  53. ^ "Evolution de l'actionnariat du PSG". 11 January 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  54. ^ "PSG is For Sale. Sort of.". Unprofessional Foul. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  55. ^ "La vente enfin officielle". L'Équipe. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  56. ^ "Qatari investors take full control of PSG". Emirates 24/7. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  57. ^ "Blaise Matuidi : objectif 200 matches et top 30 au PSG". Paris.canal-historique. 17 September 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  58. ^ "Ode à Zlatan". 4 October 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  59. ^ "EFFECTIF ET STAFF – SAISON 2015/2016". 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  60. ^ "Les champions de France depuis 1932/1933". LFP. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  61. ^ "Les champions de France depuis 1933/1934". LFP. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  62. ^ "Les vainqueurs de Coupe de France depuis 1917/1918". LFP. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  63. ^ "Les vainqueurs de Coupe de la Ligue depuis 1994/1995". LFP. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  64. ^ "Les vainqueurs de Trophée des Champions depuis 1995/1996". LFP. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  65. ^ "European Cup Winners Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  66. ^ "Intertoto Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  67. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "PSG, 22 ans après". Paris.canal-historique. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  68. ^ "Trofeo de la Cerámica – Ciudad de Villarreal (Villarreal, Castellón – Spain) 1995–2014". RSSSF. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  69. ^ "Mixed feelings after PSG's Napoli win". ESPN. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 

Further reading

  • Riolo, Daniel (2006). L'Histoire du Paris Saint-Germain. Hugo Sport. ISBN 2-7556-0115-9. 
  • Albert, Rodolphe (2006). Les secrets du PSG. Éditions Privé. ISBN 2-35076-028-6. 
  • Bouchard, Jean-Philippe (2000). Le roman noir du PSG, de Canal+ à Canal-. Calman-Lévy. ISBN 2-7021-3107-7. 
  • Berthou, Thierry (1998). Histoire du Paris Saint-Germain Football-Club (1904–1998). Pages de Foot. ISBN 2-913146-00-7. 
  • Basse, Pierre-Louis (1995). PSG, histoires secrètes (1991–1995). Solar. ISBN 2-263-02317-8. 
  • Dautrepuis, Anne; Verdez, Gilles (1998). PSG, nouvelles histoires secrètes (1995–1998). Solar. ISBN 2-263-02653-3. 
  • Grimault, Dominique; Fernandez, Luis (1995). Le Parc de mes passions. Albin Michel. ISBN 2-226-07790-1. 
  • Balédant, Fabrice; Leiblanc, Alain (1986). Paris S.G. champion !. RTL Éditions. ISBN 2-87951-157-7. 
  • Hechter, Daniel (1979). Le football business. Ramsay. ISBN 2-85956-118-8. 
  • Chevit, Frédéric; Rey, Olivier (1977). Le roman vrai du Paris SG. Fayard. ISBN 2-213-00520-6. 
  • Ranc, David (2012). Foreign Players and Football Supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint- Germain. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0-7190-8612-0. 
  • Olive, Karl (2011). PSG-OM. On remet ça !. Hugo Doc. ISBN 2755604867. 
  • Pérès, Jean-François; Riolo, Daniel (2003). OM-PSG, PSG-OM. Les meilleurs ennemis, enquête sur une rivalité. Mango Sport. ISBN 2842704347. 
  • Pérès, Jean-François (2009). Le bêtisier PSG-OM. Editions du Rocher. ISBN 2268068285. 
  • Pérès, Jean-François; Riolo, Daniel (2014). OM-PSG, PSG-OM. Histoire d'une rivalité. Hugo Sport. ISBN 9782755614060. 

External links

Official websites