Paris Saint-Germain: Les Parisiens

Paris Saint-Germain: Ligue 1 stats, fixtures and squad

Founded: 12 August 1970

Owners: Qatar Sports Investments

Stadium: Parc des Princes


Paris Saint-Germain have been the most successful French team. They have dominated the Ligue 1 in the last few years and have also been managed to prove their presence in the European circuit.

The club witnessed its fortunes change when Canal+ invested to take over the club back in 1991. The arrival of a number of world class players with the likes of George Weah saw the French side winning a plethora of trophies under the ownership.

The new era started when Qatar Sports investments bought a majority 70% stake of the club in 2011 to initiate a new revolution in French football. Later they completed the takeover in 2012 when they decided to take up the remaining shares to become the only owner of the club.

The owners have been investing significantly to change the club’s stature as they have turned PSG into a money spinner that can sustain itself on its own.

The expensive transfer of Neymar from Barcelona broke all the records as the French giants paid a  whopping 222 million Euros to acquire the service of the Brazilian forward.

Paris Saint-Germain: Results in Ligue 1


Paris Saint-Germain lifted the Ligue 1 title on 9 occasions. They won back to back three titles on two separate occasions making them the most successful team in the French top tier. 

Paris Saint-Germain: Top Scorers in Ligue 1

1980-81Dominique Rocheteau3616
1981-82Ivica Surjak3311
1982-83Kees Kist3412
1983-84Michael N’Gom2910
1984-85Dominique Rocheteau3115
1985-86Dominique Rocheteau3519
1986-87Vahid Halilhodzic188
1987-88Oumar Sene285
1988-89Daniel Xuereb3815
1989-90Zlatko Vujovic2910
1990-91Zlatko Vujovic3310
1991-92Christian Perez3712
1992-93George Weah3014
1993-94David Ginola3813
1995-96Julio Dely Valdes3315
1996-97Patrice Loko3816
1997-98Marco Simone2813
1998-99Marco Simone319
2000-01Laurent Robert3215
2002-03Aloisio Chulapa258
2007-08Amara Diane3811
2008-09Guillaume Hoarau3317
2009-10Mevlut Erdinc3115
2012-13Zlatan Ibrahimovic3430
2013-14Zlatan Ibrahimovic3326
2014-15Zlatan Ibrahimovic2419
2015-16Zlatan Ibrahimovic3138
2016-17Edinson Cavani3635
2017-18Edinson Cavani3228
2018-19Kylian Mbappe2933
2019-20Kylian Mbappe2018
2020-21Kylian Mbappe3127

Zlatan Ibrahimovic conquered the Ligue 1 as he lifted the title on four occasions scoring more than 150 goals in the proceedings for Paris Saint-Germain. Kylian Mbappe has been the top scorer for the club in the last three seasons and if he stays at the club for a longer period he could break all the records.

Paris Saint-Germain: Ligue 1 2021-22 Fixtures

DateDayFixtureVenueTime (IST)
August 8, 2021SundayTroyes vs PSGStade de I’Aube1:30 AM IST
August 15, 2021SundayPSG vs R.StrasbourgParc des Princes1:30 AM IST
August 21, 2021SaturdayStade Brestois vs PSGStade Francis Le Ble1:30 AM IST
August 30, 2021MondayStade Reims vs PSGStade Auguste Delaune1:15 AM IST
September 11, 2021SaturdayPSG vs Clerment FootParc des Princes9:30 PM IST
September 20, 2021MondayPSG vs Olympique LyonParc des Princes1:15 AM IST
September 23, 2021ThursdayFC Metz vs PSGStade Saint-Symphorien1:30 AM IST
September 26, 2021SundayPSG vs MontpellierParc des Princes1:30 AM IST
October 3, 2021SundayStade Rennais vs PSGRoazhon Park5:30 PM IST
October 16, 2021SaturdayPSG vs SCO AngersParc des Princes1:30 AM IST
October 25, 2021MondayMarseille vs PSGOrange Velodrome1:15 AM IST
October 30, 2021SaturdayPSG vs LOSC LilleParc des Princes1:30 AM IST
November 7, 2021SundayBordeaux vs PSGMatmut Atlantique1:30 AM IST
November 20, 2021SaturdayPSG vs FC NantesParc des Princes9:30 PM IST
November 28, 2021SundaySaint-Etienne vs PSGGeoffroy Stadium5:30 PM IST
December 2, 2021ThursdayPSG vs OGC NiceParc des Princes1:30 AM IST
December 5, 2021SundayLens vs PSGEstadio Bollaert-Delelis1:30 AM IST
December 13, 2021MondayPSG vs MonacoParc des Princes1:15 AM IST
December 23, 2021ThursdayFC Lorient vs PSGStade du Moustoir1:30 AM IST
January 10, 2022MondayOlympique Lyon vs PSGGroupama Stadium1:15 AM IST
January 16, 2022SundayPSG vs Stade BrestoisParc des Princes1:30 AM IST
January 24, 2022MondayPSG vs Stade ReimsParc des Princes1:15 AM IST
February 7, 2022MondayLOSC Lille vs PSGStade Pierre Mauroy1:15 AM IST
February 12, 2022SaturdayPSG vs Stade RennaisParc des Princes1:30 AM IST
February 20, 2022SundayFC Nantes vs PSGBeaujoire Stadium1:30 AM IST
February 27, 2022SundayPSG vs Saint-EtienneParc des Princes1:30 AM IST
March 6, 2022SundayOGC Nice vs PSGAllianz Riviera1:30 AM IST
March 13, 2022SundayPSG vs BordeauxParc des Princes5:30 PM IST
March 20, 2022SundayMonaco vs PSGStade Louis II5:30 PM IST
April 3, 2022SundayPSG vs FC LorientParc des Princes
April 10, 2022SundayClermont Foot vs PSGGabriel Montpied Stadium
April 17, 2022SundayPSG vs MarseilleParc des Princes
April 20, 2022WednesdaySCO Angers vs PSGRaymond Kopa Stadium
April 24, 2022SundayPSG vs LensParc des Princes
May 1, 2022SundayStrasbourg vs PSGStade de la Meinau Strasbourg
May 8, 2022SundayPSG vs TroyesParc des Princes
May 14, 2022SaturdayMontpellier vs PSGMosson Stadium
May 21, 2022SaturdayPSG vs FC MetzParc des Princes

Paris Saint-Germain: Squad for Ligue 1 2021-22

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Denis Franchi, Alexandre Letellier

Defenders: Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Colin Dagba, Juan Bernat, Layvin Kurzawa, Abdou Diallo, Thilo Kehrer, Nuno Mendes, El Chadaille Bitshiabu

Midfielders: Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria, Danilo Pereira, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Julian Draxler, Idrissa Gueye, Eric-Junior-Dina-Ebimbe, Xavi Simons, Ismael Gharbi, Edouard Michut, Nathan Bitumazala

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi

Paris Saint-Germain broke all the barriers when they signed Lionel Messi from Barcelona on a free transfer. The Argentine signed a two year contract with the club in the summer which also saw the arrival of Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid again on a free transfer.

PSG: Interesting Ligue 1 stats

Paris Saint-Germain recorded the most number of points (95) in the 2015-16 season. They also have the record of racking up the most number of wins (30) in a single season. They also recorded the most number of away wins in a season.

They also accumulated the most number of consecutive victories (14) in a single season. PSG also registered their biggest win in the Ligue 1 against Troyes when they hammered them 9-0. The French side also has the longest unbeaten run in the top tier as they were unbeaten for 36 matches from 15th March 2015 to 20th February 2016. They also have the record of joint fewest away losses in the league. They also have been in the league for 47 consecutive seasons which is a record.

PSG: Rivalries

Marseille are regarded as the main rival for Paris Saint-Germain. The derby played between the two teams is called Le Classique in the French top tier.

Road Ahead for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain are currently one of the richest clubs in the world. The French giants managed to lure Lionel Messi to the French capital alongside Sergio Ramos who was a pillar of defence for Real Madrid for many years.

With the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar already in the ranks, PSG could ease their way to the Ligue 1 title. They are yet to establish their authority in the Champions League and it will likely take a brief period of time before they lift their first Champions League title.

The French giants have managed to build a brand surrounding their club and the arrival of Messi has boosted the merchandise sales which could see the revenue booming up. The club also paired up with Nike owned brand Air Jordan to make some of their kits. The deal could see PSG raking in millions of money as Messi’s shirts sales alone helped Michael Jordan to get more than seven million dollars in royalties. The Argentine star is expected to pocket around 75 million dollars including his salary, bonuses and other incentives during his two year stay at the club and PSG are likely to recoup much of the investments through their merchandise selling.