Club Profile

Paris Saint-Germain

With their red, white, and blue uniforms, a big stadium in the capital city, and the Eiffel Tower in their crest, Paris Saint-Germain appear to the outside world to be the only team in France. That is, of course, not true, but they are currently and by far the biggest and most glamorous outfit in the country.

LOCATION: Paris, France

CONTACT: en.psg.fr, #PSG

NICKNAMES: Les Parisiens; Les Rouge-et-Bleu(The Red-and-Blues)

History

The club was founded in 1970, when Paris FC merged with Stade Saint-Germain. PSG split from Paris FC in 1972, and the latter still exists, playing in France’s second division. PSG, of course, have gone on to much greater things. The first trophies came in the 1980s, and the 1990s brought two Ligue 1 wins plus the UEFA Cup Winners Cup, essentially…

Rivalries

PSG contest France’s biggest rivalry, Le Classique, with Olympique de Marseille. The rivalry was born in the late 1980s, when they were the two biggest and most successful clubs in the country, regularly going at it for league and cup titles. The rivalry is also fed by other factors, such as North versus South, capital city versus…

Women's Team

Paris Saint-Germain Féminine were founded in 1971 and have been in the French top tier since 2001. They won their first league title in 2021 and have twice lost the Champions League Final — in 2015 to Frankfurt and in 2017 to bitter rivals Lyon. Home games are in the Stade Jean-Bouin, across the street from the men’s home Parc des…

Songs

The official anthem is called “Allez Paris-Saint-Germain!” and is set to the song Go West by the Village People. They also sing “Ô Ville Lumière” (“Oh City of Light”), to the tune of “Flower of Scotland,” which is the de facto Scottish national anthem. The teams come out to a Phil Collins…

Stadium

Considering the scope of the club and wealth of its owners, the 48,000-seat Parc des Princes — actually the third stadium built on the site since 1903 — is probably smaller and more basic than one might expect. It is a two-tiered oval originally designed with rugby in mind, which has led to the seats behind the goal being farther away…

Going to a Game at PSG

GETTING THERE: The stadium is just a few minutes’ walk from a Metro station called Porte de Saint-Cloud on line 9. Porte d’Auteuil on Line 10 is also nearby. PUBS & GRUB: As you might imagine, this being Paris, there are plenty of places to eat around the stadium. It’s really just a typical neighborhood, with apartments, shops,…

PSG Tickets

Check PSG’s ticket web page in English for more information on buying from the club.  Generally speaking, most home games seem to not sell out, but if it’s Marseilles or a European night, we sssume it will be tougher.

Groundhopper Soccer Guides also sells tickets and hospitality to Paris Saint-Germain home games at Parc des Princes.

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