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15 PSG Facts That You'll Absolutely Louvre!

Here's everything you need to know about this fantastic French football team!

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Last Updated:  May 14th 2024

Paris Saint-Germain are France's top side and one of the most feared in Europe. How much do you know about Les Rouge et Bleu? Check out these jaw-dropping facts!

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1. Paris Saint-Germain are a relatively new team

The French team were formed in the summer of 1970. It was the result of two teams – Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain – joining forces to become PSG. 

2. They have a few nicknames

Eiffel Tower

Paris Saint-Germain fans call their favourite team a number of different nicknames. They’re Les Rouge et Bleu (the Red and Blues), Les Parisiens (The Parisians) or simply PSG (PSG). 

3. They play at the Park of Princes

Paris Saint-Germain have played their home games at the Parc des Princes since 1974. Its capacity is 47,929 and is regarded as one of the most architecturally stunning structures in European football.

4. Their rivals are from southern France

Olympique de Marseille's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Most football teams' rivals are local – but not for Paris Saint-Germain. Their fiercest rivals are based in the Provence region of southern France – Olympique de Marseille! Their fixtures are named Le Classique and is always a thrilling game to watch as the two sides battle it out for bragging rights. Here's Olympique de Marseille's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is one of the team's star players.

5. PSG fans love to sing at matches

A French football fan

The Parc des Princes is a noisy place on match day, with their loyal crowd singing songs to inspire their team and intimidate the opposition. Songs include Ici, c’est Paris! and Paris est magique!

6. PSG's women's team formed in 1971

Les Parisiennes play their home fixtures at the 20,000 capacity Stade Jean-Bouin. They're currently in Division 1 Féminine – which they won in 2020-21 – and have a rivalry with Olympique Lyonnais!

7. They've won lots in their short history

A trophy being held aloft

The team have won Ligue 1 11 times, the Coupe de France 14 times, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup once and the UEFA Intertoto Cup, too!

8. Lots of legends have pulled on the PSG shirt

David Beckham in Goal: The Dream Begins
Goal! | Danny Cannon | Mike Jefferies, Matt Barrelle, Mark Huffam | Touchstone Pictures, Milkshake Films

They’ve had a number of legends pull on the famous blue shirt: Messi, Ibrahimović, Mbappe, Neymar, Ronaldinho and Beckham!

9. Kylian Mbappe’s brother Ethan plays for PSG, too!

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10. The club's mascot is a lynx!

The mascot is called Germain! While this isn't the actual lynx that entertains the crowds, we're sure this one would leap at the chance to work alongside the team.

11. Their kit colours represent the French flag

PSG's home kit is blue, with some red and white to reflect the national flag, known as the 'tricolor'.

12. Neymar is their most expensive signing


Brazilian legend Neymar - full name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior – was sold by Barcelona to PSG in the summer of 2017 for a whopping €222 million! That's almost £190 million and a record signing for the club, even more than what Monaco received for Kylian Mbappé!

13. Their fans changed the words to a Scottish song

At the Parc des Princes, you might hear PSG fans sing a song called Ô Ville Lumière which is translated to Oh City of Light. The tune is actually Flower of Scotland, which was written and recorded by Roy Williamson in 1967. The original is used by Scottish teams in various international sporting events.

14. They're the 7th most valuable football team in the world

According to an American business magazine Forbes, experts have valued Paris Saint-Germain at $4.2 billion. Real Madrid are top of the list, worth an estimated $8 billion. Phew!

15. Kylian Mbappé is the club's leading goal scorer

A goal hitting the back of the net

The French international has scored more goals for Paris Saint-Germain than anyone else in the club's history. While there's constant talk about him leaving the club to join a top flight Spanish team, the club will miss his knack for scoring when it really matters!