16 Facts About Paris Saint-Germain


Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, commonly referred to as Paris Saint-Germain, Paris, Paris SG or simply PSG is a professional football club based in Paris, France.

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Paris Saint-Germain have a longstanding rivalry with Olympique de Marseille; the duo contest French football's most notorious match, Le Classique.

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Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, owns Paris Saint-Germain through closed shareholders Qatar Sports Investments, which purchased the club in 2011.

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Paris Saint-Germain currently have the sixth-highest revenue in the footballing world with an annual revenue of €556m according to Deloitte, and are the world's seventh-most valuable football club, worth $3.

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Paris Saint-Germain told them that starting a crowdfunding campaign was the best solution to establish a new team.

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Paris FC contributed with the financial backing, while Stade Saint-Germain provided the sporting infrastructure, from the Division 2 status to the Camp des Loges training center, as well as the manager Pierre Phelipon and most of the players, including Bernard Guignedoux, Michel Prost and Camille Choquier.

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Paris Saint-Germain really took flight with the arrival of fashion designer Daniel Hechter as chairman of the management committee in June 1973.

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Paris Saint-Germain were pipped to the Ligue 1 title by Monaco, missing out on top spot for the first time in five years.

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Since their foundation, Paris Saint-Germain have represented both the city of Paris and the nearby royal town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

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Connection between Paris Saint-Germain and the city's fashion houses is a longstanding one.

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Paris Saint-Germain transposed the car's hood stripes on the shirt and employed the three colours of the club.

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Paris Saint-Germain used to host two very famous invitational competitions: the Tournoi de Paris and the Tournoi Indoor de Paris-Bercy.

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The Tournoi Indoor de Paris Saint-Germain-Bercy was an indoor football tournament founded by PSG in 1984 and held annually until 1991 at the AccorHotels Arena in the 12th arrondissement of Paris Saint-Germain.

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Paris Saint-Germain holds many records, most notably being the most successful French club in history in terms of official titles won, with 47.

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Paris Saint-Germain is the most popular football club in France and one of the most widely supported teams in the world.

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Paris Saint-Germain is both the chairman of the QIA and the founder of QSI.

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