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Paris Saint-Germain Football Club commonly referred to as Paris Saint-Germain, Paris SG, or simply Paris or PSG, are a French professional football club based in Paris.
Founded in 1970, 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 two European trophies.
Their home ground is Parc des Princes which can take a total of 47,929 spectators at a time.
PSG won their first major honour, the French Cup, in 1982 and their maiden Ligue 1 title in 1986. The 1990s have been the most successful period in PSG's history: they claimed their second league crown, three French Cups, two League Cups, two French Super Cups and, most notably, their first European honour, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, in 1996. After a period of decline in the 2000s, the club has enjoyed a revival in the 2010s. PSG have clinched more trophies than in any other decade, including seven of their nine league titles and sixteen national cup competitions. However, they have never come close to lifting their main objective, the UEFA Champions League.
PSG is the club with most consecutive seasons playing in the top-flight (46 seasons in Ligue 1 since 1974–75) 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 contests French football's most notorious match, known as Le Classique.
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the ruler of Qatar, has been PSG's owner since 2011 through state-owned shareholding organization Qatar Sports Investments (QSI). The takeover made them the richest club in France and one of the wealthiest in the world. As of the 2018–19 season, PSG has the fifth-highest revenue in the footballing world with 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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