Today's Paris Saint-Germain Talking Points
Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (French pronunciation: [paʁi sɛ̃ ʒɛʁmɛ̃]) is a French professional football club based in Paris, whose first team play in the highest tier of French football, the Ligue 1. The club was formed in 1970 by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain.
Paris Saint-Germain remain the only club to have never been relegated from Ligue 1. The Parisians are also one of only two French clubs to win a European title – the other being arch-rivals Olympique de Marseille. PSG are the most successful French club in terms of trophies won, with 31.
Domestically, Paris SG have won six Ligue 1 titles, a record ten French Cups, a record six French League Cups, six French Super Cups and one Ligue 2 title. In international club football, Paris have won one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.
PSG have always represented both Paris and nearby Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The capital side play their games in Paris at the Parc des Princes, while the Camp des Loges (the club's training complex since 1970) is located in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Paris SG 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.
Paris SG shares an intense rivalry with Marseille and contest the most notorious football match in France, known as Le Classique. PSG is the second-highest supported football club in France after OM. Red, blue and white are the club's traditional colours. "Ici, c'est Paris!" ("Here is Paris!") and "Paris est magique!" ("Paris is magic!") are PSG's most popular mottos.
The Red-and-Blues have hosted the Tournoi de Paris at the Parc des Princes since 1975. During the tournament's 2010 edition, PSG unveiled "Allez Paris Saint-Germain", to the tune of "Go West" by Village People, and Germain the Lynx as the club's official anthem and mascot, respectively.
Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) has been the club's owner since 2011. The takeover made Paris Saint-Germain the richest club in France and amongst the richest in the world. Currently, PSG have the sixth-highest revenue in the footballing world with an annual revenue of €520.9 million, and are the world's thirteenth most valuable football club, worth $814 million.Close