Paris Saint Germain Celebrates 50th Anniversary Today

Posted 3 months ago 12 Aug 2020 by Senator@100

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club; commonly referred to as
Paris Saint-Germain , Paris SG, or simply Paris or PSG , is a French professional football club based in Paris . They compete in Ligue 1, the top division of French football . PSG are France's most successful club , having won over forty competitive honours, including nine league titles and one major European trophy. Their home ground is the Parc des Princes.

Founded in 1970, PSG won their first major honour, the
French Cup , in 1982 and their maiden Ligue 1 title in 1986. The 1990s was among the most successful periods in PSG's history; they claimed their second league crown, three French Cups, two League Cups, two French Super Cups and, most notably, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1996. After suffering a decline in fortunes during the 2000s, the club have enjoyed a revival since 2011; they have clinched seven league titles and eighteen national cups.

PSG are the club with most consecutive seasons playing in the top-flight and one of only two French clubs to have won a major European title . They are also the most popular football club in France and one of the most widely supported teams in the world.

PSG's home kit colours are red, blue and white. The club's crest features the Eiffel Tower and a fleur de lys. PSG have a long-standing rivalry with Olympique de Marseille. The duo contest French football's most notorious match, known as Le Classique.

Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani , ruler of Qatar , owns PSG through state-owned shareholding organization Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), which purchased the club in 2011. The takeover made PSG the richest club in France and one of the wealthiest in the world. As of the 2018–19 season, PSG have the fifth-highest revenue in the footballing world with an annual revenue of €636m according to Deloitte , and are the world's eleventh most valuable football club , worth $1.092b according to
Forbes .


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