Paris Saint-Germain Football Club also known as Paris SG or PSG is a professional association football club based in Paris, France. The club has it's origin in 1970 when football clubs Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain were merged. Since it's debt in the Ligue one since 1974, it is arguably one of the most prestigious outfits in French football having won two League titles, eight French Cups, three League Cups and two Trophées des Champions.. It is one of teh two French clubs to have won a major European trophy- the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1996. The Parc des Princes has been Paris Saint-Germain's home since 1974. Paris Saint-Germain's crest features a red silhouette of the Eiffel Tower with the white royal cradle of Louis XIV between its legs on a blue background with white edging.
Qatar Investment Authority became the sole shareholder of Paris Saint-Germain after purchasing the remaining 30% stake held by Colony Capital and Butler Capital Partners in 2012. the company had already bought 70% of Colony's controlling stake in PSG during 2011. Following this Paris Saint-Germain became the richest club in France and one of the richest clubs in the world. The club was named IFFHS World's Club Team of the Year in 1994 and ranked 1st in the UEFA Team Ranking in 1998. It's is l;ocked in intense rivalry called Derby de France or Le Classicowith Olympique de Marseille. Some of it's famous players are: Maxwell, David Beckham, Sylvain Armand, Thiago Motta, Zoumana Camara, Thiago Silva, Gregory van der Wiel etc.