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
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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
|August 8, 2021||Sunday||Troyes vs PSG||Stade de I’Aube||1:30 AM IST|
|August 15, 2021||Sunday||PSG vs R.Strasbourg||Parc des Princes||1:30 AM IST|
|August 21, 2021||Saturday||Stade Brestois vs PSG||Stade Francis Le Ble||1:30 AM IST|
|August 30, 2021||Monday||Stade Reims vs PSG||Stade Auguste Delaune||1:15 AM IST|
|September 11, 2021||Saturday||PSG vs Clerment Foot||Parc des Princes||9:30 PM IST|
|September 20, 2021||Monday||PSG vs Olympique Lyon||Parc des Princes||1:15 AM IST|
|September 23, 2021||Thursday||FC Metz vs PSG||Stade Saint-Symphorien||1:30 AM IST|
|September 26, 2021||Sunday||PSG vs Montpellier||Parc des Princes||1:30 AM IST|
|October 3, 2021||Sunday||Stade Rennais vs PSG||Roazhon Park||5:30 PM IST|
|October 16, 2021||Saturday||PSG vs SCO Angers||Parc des Princes||1:30 AM IST|
|October 25, 2021||Monday||Marseille vs PSG||Orange Velodrome||1:15 AM IST|
|October 30, 2021||Saturday||PSG vs LOSC Lille||Parc des Princes||1:30 AM IST|
|November 7, 2021||Sunday||Bordeaux vs PSG||Matmut Atlantique||1:30 AM IST|
|November 20, 2021||Saturday||PSG vs FC Nantes||Parc des Princes||9:30 PM IST|
|November 28, 2021||Sunday||Saint-Etienne vs PSG||Geoffroy Stadium||5:30 PM IST|
|December 2, 2021||Thursday||PSG vs OGC Nice||Parc des Princes||1:30 AM IST|
|December 5, 2021||Sunday||Lens vs PSG||Estadio Bollaert-Delelis||1:30 AM IST|
|December 13, 2021||Monday||PSG vs Monaco||Parc des Princes||1:15 AM IST|
|December 23, 2021||Thursday||FC Lorient vs PSG||Stade du Moustoir||1:30 AM IST|
|January 10, 2022||Monday||Olympique Lyon vs PSG||Groupama Stadium||1:15 AM IST|
|January 16, 2022||Sunday||PSG vs Stade Brestois||Parc des Princes||1:30 AM IST|
|January 24, 2022||Monday||PSG vs Stade Reims||Parc des Princes||1:15 AM IST|
|February 7, 2022||Monday||LOSC Lille vs PSG||Stade Pierre Mauroy||1:15 AM IST|
|February 12, 2022||Saturday||PSG vs Stade Rennais||Parc des Princes||1:30 AM IST|
|February 20, 2022||Sunday||FC Nantes vs PSG||Beaujoire Stadium||1:30 AM IST|
|February 27, 2022||Sunday||PSG vs Saint-Etienne||Parc des Princes||1:30 AM IST|
|March 6, 2022||Sunday||OGC Nice vs PSG||Allianz Riviera||1:30 AM IST|
|March 13, 2022||Sunday||PSG vs Bordeaux||Parc des Princes||5:30 PM IST|
|March 20, 2022||Sunday||Monaco vs PSG||Stade Louis II||5:30 PM IST|
|April 3, 2022||Sunday||PSG vs FC Lorient||Parc des Princes|
|April 10, 2022||Sunday||Clermont Foot vs PSG||Gabriel Montpied Stadium|
|April 17, 2022||Sunday||PSG vs Marseille||Parc des Princes|
|April 20, 2022||Wednesday||SCO Angers vs PSG||Raymond Kopa Stadium|
|April 24, 2022||Sunday||PSG vs Lens||Parc des Princes|
|May 1, 2022||Sunday||Strasbourg vs PSG||Stade de la Meinau Strasbourg|
|May 8, 2022||Sunday||PSG vs Troyes||Parc des Princes|
|May 14, 2022||Saturday||Montpellier vs PSG||Mosson Stadium|
|May 21, 2022||Saturday||PSG vs FC Metz||Parc 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.
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.