Paris St-Germain: The Who, What, Where and How?

Discussion in 'Paris Saint Germain' started by gaijin, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    A thread dedicated to understanding everything about our club - Paris Saint Germain - :)

    Hope you like this info. All of it is written by me. I have taken the information of various web-sites, translated it, re-wrote it and spun it around. You may not pass this off as your own work. If you want permission to use this elsewhere - then you must PM me. I have the originals on my Hard-Drive - so no funny business!

    Okay..... ;)

    Please give me time to get all the info ready. I have done only a little bit. And can do only so much at a time. So please be patient with me.

    ~ganu :cool:
  2. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    L'histoire de notre club.


    *~History of Paris St-Germain Football Club~*

    A club that oozes prestige and charisma, from a city that resembles poetic beauty, romance and illusion - Paris St-Germain are definitely the glamour club of France, if not the world. But those who are mainly unaware of PSG’s history will be shocked to know that the club is a little over 30 years old, almost a baby amongst the older mercurial statesmen of French football today. But their rapid and unbridled success is probably one of the most dramatic rises of European football all within three mammoth decades. Excitement, romance and drama symbolises and encapsulates the city, and the football team is no exception.

    It was in 1904 that PSG began life in humble beginnings in the regional Division d'Honneur de la Ligue de Paris. A small omni-sport outfit known as Baptisé Stade Saint-Germain. It took 50 years for the club to make any notable success on the world of football, even within the French capital. In 1957, the club won the DH Ligue de Paris, to claim a place in the CFA (Championnat de France Amateurs.) At the time, it was the French equivalent of the third division. Stade St Germain maintained there presence here for three whole years.

    It was the end of the 1960’s that the St-Germain based club, began their flittering first footsteps to glory. In 1968/69, the club reached the quarter finals of the French cup, but sadly were edged out by Marseille (2-0 and 5-1.) It was an encounter that had drove the Parisian public out of hiding, as they played amid a crowd of just over 14,500 spectators. The following year brought even more success as the club finished third in the CFA, thus gaining promotion to the second division.

    But all this success couldn’t mar the fact that Paris, the capital city of France didn’t have a renowned team. Teams from other major cities had successful and historically prestigious clubs, such as Nantes, Bordeaux, St-Etienne and Marseille. The lack of Parisian based teas were apparent to see, mainly in fact between the two world wars, famous clubs like Olympique de Paris, Club Français, CA Paris all had disappeared from the French footballing spectrum. Only Red Star, remained in the first division, and they were marooned at the bottom of the table, and the only other Parisian teams of note was the second division outfits, Paris-Jonville and Paris-Neuilly - but even they were more obscure with no real ambitions or means to gain a decent fan base or reputation.

    So it was in 1969, that a bigger club was to be formed for Paris. A large seal of approval was met from both sides of the project, Paris FC and the little Yvelines team, Baptisé Stade Saint-Germain. Thousands of famous Parisians backed the plan, everyone from politicians and businessmen like CEO of Claberson, Guy Crescent to the local man on the street. Thanks to the financial backing and huge media and public support, Paris St-Germain football club was founded in May 1970.

    The club as a result benefited hugely from the merged fan-base and squad full of better players (ironically it was the Stade St-Germain players who constituted the majority of the team). The club indeed was to strengthen its squad by the capture of the French National team captain Jean Djorkaeff. The famous day came on the 23rd of August 1970, when the newly created PSG grabbed a 1-1 draw in Poitiers. As a result, in the 1970/71 season, PSG were simply too much for the National, sealing the title and taking their rightful place in the topflight for the following season.


    Their first year was a modest effort, claiming sixth place in the league. However it was the following year that PSG were to be involved in a running battle with the local Paris authorities. They demanded to the PSG authorities to give a more ‘Parisien’ name to the club, in exchange for 800,000 francs. The PSG authorities refused point blank the name change that they offered. It was at this time, that the Paris FC authorities who had acted so vehemently in the merge, pulled out of deals with the St-Germain backers and as a result decided to go their separate ways, and back to perusing their club. The split was as messy and bitter as a divorce.

    Paris FC remained in the first division, Paris St-Germain kept the new name, but were sent back down to the third division. Several sanctions were harshly brought upon PSG. Many felt that the date of formation on the club’s badge should be 1904, their exact date of their birth, not the old merging date. They appealed, but in the end, it stood. PSG were simply just too good for the rest of the third division and promptly clinched second spot, missing out on promotion by a whisker. But where it appeared that PSG fortunes in recent years had taken a decline, they received a piece of good fortune. Quevilly were to be officially wound up and dissolved at the end of the season. PSG, who had finished in second place, took their place in the second division. From a period of being down and out, within a year, the club had fought back all within 12 months. Luck was now on their side.

    Paris SG then shocked everyone in France, when they signed coach Daniel Hechter and French footballing legend Just Fontaine to the club. Thanks to smart financial backing, the club could start to rebuild and make an assault for the first division. At the time, the club went through several grounds, their old Parc des Princes home, to their Camps des Loges in St-Germain and then to the Jean-Bouin. It was in 1972, that they returned to a new Parc des Princes, their home ever since.

    In 1973/74, PSG the club presided over its new found professional stature. As a 2nd division club with a first division team, PSG ran rings around the league, even in the cup. PSG beating Metz 2-1, in front of 25,000 spectators. On the 4th of June, PSG beat Valenciennes 4-2, to take their place in the first division. An by a bitter twist of irony, FC Paris were relegated from the top-flight that year as well.

    PSG held their nerve well in the league, never hitting the heights with some slight inconsistency in league finishing. 15th their worse, 5th their best. PSG though, remained a consistent force , always finishing in the top half of the league table. Several stars also passed through the Parc at that time, many who would be classed as eternal greats at the club. In 1974, PSG paid Sedan 1.3m francs for Mustapha Dahleb, a then French transfer record. In 1977, saw Carlos Bianchi play for the club after leaving Reims. In 1978, Dominique Bathenay left St-Etienne for the capital, later to be followed by Dominique Rocheteau. However several high-profile incidents off the pitch affected PSG as well, Hechter and Fonatine fell out with each other, as a result it was in January 1978, that Francis Borelli came into to replace him.

    In 1982, PSG made history when they achieved their first ever piece of silverware. Jean-Luc Pilorget’s match-winning penalty giving PSG a 6-5 shootout win to clinch the French Cup after it had finished 2-2 in normal time. It was the first ever trophy for a club that risen from nowhere, but it wasn’t going to be the last. Indeed, the following year, PSG retained the trophy winning 3-2 against Nantes. In 1985, they even looked for a third cup in four years, but lost out to Monaco.


    And it was a little over two years later after the cup loss to the principality side, that PSG clinched their maiden French title, going an amazing 26 matches without defeat. It was this domestic success that had opened the door for Europe for Paris. They excelled at all levels, their best performance being a Cup Winners cup quarter final appearance in Belgium against Waterloo. PSG even produced one of the most famous nights in their history cruelly going out to Juventus on away goals (a squad including no other than Michel Platini and the majority of the 1982 World cup winners.)

    But where ecstasy lies, there is always painful disturbance. In the late 80’s, PSG flirted with danger of relegation and the effects of football hooliganism began to plague France. PSG was no exception, with games in the stands becoming a battleground for fighting, distastefulness and racism.

    But as the economic and social lull of France took a stranglehold on French football, a shining light was to give reprieve for the ailing sport. Satellite firm, Canal +, invested huge amounts of money into the game with a pay per view TV deal. PSG receiving a whopping 40% of their income from televised games. Thanks to this money, PSG embarked on a spending spree, buying the best talent in France and the world. Players like David Ginola, Bernard Lama, Youri Djourkaff, Rai, George Weah and Marco Simone all joined the club. The team becoming a glittering array of stars, fair justice to the glitzy setting of the team’s location.

    If the 1970’s had given birth to the dominance of St-Etienne, the mid nineties were surely the golden age for Paris St-Germain. Spearheaded by Portuguese coach Artur Jorge and later Phillip Bergeroo, between 1993 and 1998, the club achieved a French title, 3 domestic cups and European Cup Winners Cup. The latter coming on the 8th of May 1996, a tight 1-0 over Rapid Vienna in Brussells. All this achieved with a talented squad from the back to front. But just as PSG had assembled it, it was soon broken up through the years. Although France had increased its stature and wealth, it still wasn’t as attractive and lucrative as Spain, England or Italy. And slowly but surely, Paris’ best talent was sold off one by one.

    1998, probably signalled the end of PSG’s dominance in the domestic game. Several high finishes offered more chances in Europe, including the chance to play the likes of Bayern, AC Milan, La Coruna and Barcelona.


    In 2000, after having saved PSG from a disastrous season, in which they avoided relegation, Bergeroo quit the club early into the following season, when the club once more got off to a disastrous start. He was to be replaced by Luis Fernandez.

    Fernandez set about changing the squad, totally replacing it with new players from around France and South America. PSG managed to finish in a respectable 4th place and qualify for the UEFA Cup (going out on penalties to Glasgow Rangers). In the end it turned out to be a truly awful move by Fernandez, in which utter disharmony and discontent rattled throughout the gates of the Parc. Stars such as Laurent Robert, Jay-Jay Okocha and Nicolas Anelka (at his second spell at the club) shone for the most part of games, but sadly these were few and far between. A talented squad with no direction, PSG slumped to mid-table.

    With Fernandez’s signings either having left or shipped out on loan, PSG had something of South American flavour to it. Despite the numerous signings that many around the Parc disapproved of, there was a Brazilian star that was to shine, when he signed from Gremio in 2001.Ronaldinho ignited the Parc, but even he with his sublime skill and bamboozling flair , playing in a truly unhappy environment couldn’t offer the spark that PSG needed.

    A Cup final appearance in 2003, after another awful season in the league, could have been a way out for the already departing Fernandez. Despite a Ronaldinho inspired win over Marseille in the semi-finals, they were unstuck by two late Auxerre goals in the final.

    It really had hit home, PSG were trophy-less and out of Europe. With a large squad of underachievers and a massive wage-bill, something needed to be done. The arrival of former Nantes and PSG player Vahid Halilhodzic brought around a new direction and implementation to the team. Out went the vast majority of South American players (Ronaldinho since going for a record transfer fee to Barcelona.) and in came the goal-scoring machine of Pauleta (who had never failed to hit more than 20, since arriving from Spain to Bordeaux.)

    The new manager set about trying to revert the attack-minded team into a more sterner defensive unit. He also made key tactical changes, Dehu - a former midfielder, was moved to the back and given the captains armband. And Heinze, bought by Fernandez as centre-back, converted into an highly effective left back.

    PSG started off poorly and many questioned if Halilhodzic was the right man. But after losing at home to Monaco 4-2, PSG went months without defeat and climbed the league table, trying to tear down Monaco’s lead at the top. Despite Lyon’s burst at the end of the season and overcoming the three-team race, the 1-0 defeat of Les Gones at the Parc, wasn’t enough for Paris to claim their first title for 10 years. But thanks to another sterling cup-run, this time with an even more tense shoot-out win against Nantes, meant that Paris had reached yet another final. And thanks to the work of Danijel Ljuboja (recruited by Halilhodzic in January giving the team that much needed boost, post Christmas) and the goal-scoring machine that was Pauleta, PSG clinched a 1-0 win. Second place and a cup win. What more could you ask for?

    But as always with Paris-St Germain, success and euphoria usually follows a harsh come down. With the squad being shipped and shaped since Vahid’s arrival, it was to be the same again. Out went Henze, Sorin and Dehu and in came Rothen (fresh from a Champions League final with Monaco), Armand and Yepes.

    There was no question that squad had massively overachieved the year before. Stability was the aim, but European football was what they got. The team couldn’t cope with the pressure and failed to recapture the form that had won them so many games last season. The defence was leaking goals and attack wasn’t scoring. After a poor start to the Ligue 1 season, the team’s inability to gel (especially with the manager) and an home exit to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, Halilhodzic resigned after a poor defeat to Lens at the Parc des Princes.

    With the team currently in disarray, and the squad looking thin and stretched, you would expect some tough old few seasons ahead for Paris. But as the famous city of lights always manages to conjure up a thousand beautiful stories and romantic tales of conquest - you wouldn’t back against Paris St-Germain to end their dramatic soap story any time soon.
  3. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Le Parc des Princes

    *~Le Parc des Princes~*

    Where our team plays and our dreams are played out.


    The history the Parc des Princes began way back in the reign of monarch Louis-Phillipe in the 18th century, during the period of restoration - ie - between the two French revolutions of 1789 and 1848. Louis Phillipe, contrary to Louis XVIII and Charles X decided to live in a much more urbanised district of Paris. Fitting in with the other kings such as Henry IV in 1594, who had also lived in a grandiose urban region of the city.

    In 1841, Luois-Phillipe created a grand enclosure (originally called Thiers) which was defended with 94 bastions and 17 perimeter forts. This area mainly went up to the borders of the urbanised Paris, thus capturing the regions of Auteuil and Boulogne. It was at this moment that the royal members and Parisian aristocracy decided to build a park to amuse themselves, called the Parc des Princes [Parc of Princes, or Prince’s Park.] Of which the current Bois de Boulogne was apart of.

    The park was gigantic and sat just behind the fortifications to the west of the capital. In 1860, Napoleon III decided on the advice of Baron Haussmann , to annex the closed off community in the enclosure of Thiers, and that since then, Paris would be divided up into 28 arrondissements. It is today that the Auteuil, the main path to find your way in Paris and the name ‘Parc des Princes’ became the Stade de Paris.

    Before playing host to a sporting team, the Parc des Princes situated next to the Auteuil road, was a scientific centre. In August 1882, The municipal counsel of Paris proposed that the site would be the creation of the ‘Station Physiologique’, a place for research on humans and animals. March 1883, experiments on human anatomy began. The scientists had put in place, a circular wheel in fact, to race and study both animals and humans - the goal, to observe the evolution of movements and the stress of fatigue on the body. All of which had be noted in the relative experiments of E.J. Marey in the ‘Nature Review.’

    Experiments continued like those, up until after the 2nd world war when they began to create sporting facilities to monitor the body in exercise to exact miniaturised detail. The very first path for sports science was being laid. The first sporting equipment to be constructed at the Parc des Princes, was a velodrome, constructed in July 1897 which held over 20,000 people. It remained solely as a venue for cycling and staged the earlier parts of the Tour de France.

    The sudden passion for cycling provoked a reconstruction in 1931. The new velodrome, was completed in April 1932 and a new capacity of 50,000. More importantly, it had the an Olympic dimensions running track and a football and rugby field.

    In 1967, the construction of the Boulevard Périphérique ring-road meant a good quarter of the stands had to be demolished to make room. For strategic and economic reasons, they took the opportunity to totally renovate and reconstruct the national stadium of Paris. This decision was taken after they had failed to create a 100,000 seater stadium in the Boise de Vincennes.

    The stadium was renovated with space for just under 50,000 spectators and without the cycling track (meaning the older stadium in Bois de Vincennes was updated) and without any athletic track either (mainly due to the Stadium in Pershing, next to National Institute of Sports.) And after having put down any plans that he may have had for other sports at the Parc, architect Roger Taillibert focused on the Nautic centre in Deauville and the Pre-Olympic training centre in Fort-Romeu.

    For the new laid plans for the Parc des Princes, the Boygues society changed their tune and were happy with the new proposals and reconstruction was started in 1969, with the Parc officially opened by Georges Pompidou on the 4th of June 1972.

    Since then, the Parc was the official home of the French Cup finals and has played host to many European finals in years gone (including the very first European Cup final between Real Madrid and Reims.) In 1998, it was also selected as a venue for the World Cup Finals also undergoing a face-lift for that as well.


    How it looks

    The stadium as you know it now, was indeed invented by Roger Taillibert during the late sixties, early seventies. The Boulevard Périphérique, runs right near the corner of the stand. The location of the ground, is nestling in the Western suburbs of France, where the inner city meets the housing projects and buildings of outer Paris.

    The two main supporter stands at the Parc des Princes are named after the natural areas outside of the stadium. The Boulogne, (right hand side from where the main presidential stand is), named after the Boulogne wood and the Auteuil (left hand side of the main stand) named in honour of the main Auteuil road, which heads directly into Paris acting as a vital junction in and out of the city.

    (Above: Boulevard Périphérique under the PdP)​

    For those of you who are tennis fans, its actually right next door to the famous clay courts of Roland Garros. Although the area is pretty urbanised, it’s a actually lovely blend of concrete and greenery. With the beautiful Boulogne wood, right nearby, juxtaposed with the almost seminal and ubiquitous Parisian buildings.

    (Above: The city of Paris and the PdP in perfect harmony)​

    Thank you to World Stadiums for the technical info and photos.
  4. Mel Brennan


    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I did not know that hte club's history could be traced back to 1904; solid info, thanks.

    My contribution will be around the PSG logo, which I've posted elsewhere before but seems appropriate to post here, in this thread:


    Many folks want to know where the crest/logo springs from. The main bit is of course the Eiffel tower. But what about that bit at the bottom?

    It actually represents the "berceau royale," or royal cradle, springing from a blazon/coat of arms representing the royal town of Saint-Germain en laye ("royal" because somebody royal lived there regularly).

    A blazon is the actual written description of a coat of arms, a royal one of which the above town claimed as early as 1638.

    From the website, where, if you look in the upper-right corner, you will see the royal blazon/coat:

    ...Many old documents referring to the city of Saint-Germain-en-Laye are stamped with the 3-fleur-de-lis royal seal bearing the arms of France. This "signature" identifies Saint-Germain as a royal city, first of all because it was part of the royal domain, and secondly, because it served as a residence for the royal family.

    • As early as the period of the "Restoration" of the Bourbons, the city had wanted to use the seal bearing the arms of France (and of Navarre), arguing that it was justified in doing so because of Saint-Germain-en-Laye's past and its status as a royal city. Unfortunately, the city was unable to substantiate its claim at the time.

    On August 11, 1816, the Ministry of Justice proposed a blazon. Thanks to a letter patent dated August 17, 1820, King Louis XVIII granted the city a blazon bearing a cradle and the date September 5, 1638, in honour of the birth date of his grandfather, Louis XIV.

    • You can find the different elements of this blazon, along with an oak leaf symbolizing the forest, on the present-day Saint-Germain-en-Laye logo. It was created in 2002 and continues to identify the city's many undertakings...

    Thus, PSG's logo has since about 1991 reflected "Paris" in its employment of the Eiffel Tower, and "Saint-Germain" in its use of the berceau royale, as reflected in a blazon/coat of arms for the town of Saint-Germain de laye. This also, of course, reflects primarily the merger of two clubs, FC Paris and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, into a new club similar to the way "United" in UK football parlance reflects the merger of two or more clubs into a new one (e.g., Manchester United, Newcastle United, etc.)
  5. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    lol. You read my mind Mel. I was going to repost that. Thanks for that. ;)
  6. leplan

    leplan New Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    I am very impressed. Good job !

    Great PSG Games:

    The one that brought many supporters along for the bumpy ride is the definitive classic 93 PSG vs Real Madrid match. That game is the stuff of legend. It was the first time Paris reached the 1/4 of a european cup, and after stomping on Parma (who was then a force to be reckonned with), and another team I don't quite remember, Paris faced Madrid in the Champion's cup.

    That was the best Paris team ever, with a strike force of Georges Weah and David Ginola, with French international Amara Simba on the bench. The midfield was orchestrated by Brazilian wonderboy Valdo, alongside french internationals Paul Le Guen, Vincent Guerin and non capped Bruno Germain. Defense was anchored around the bull Ricardo, an mass of a man, with Roche at his side, and Sassus and Fournier (now the coach) as the wingmen. The goalkeeper was also an international: Bernard Lama.

    We had schooled Madrid on the away leg, displaying the then characteirstic French flair, and succumbing to the also characteristic french underachievement. They beat us 3-1, after our team mysteriously retreated on defense after their first goal. Ginola had made quite an impression and got the nickname "el magnifico" on that occasion, but alas, once more a french team was about to be overtaken by a European club.

    The stage was set for the first of a few wild European rides the Parisian team thrilled us with during it's mid 90's european campaigns. In my 20+ years of watching football game, I have seen two massive games: the 1982 world cup semi final between france and germany, and this return leg of the cup winners cup quarterfinals.

    PSG were all over the spaniards from the start, with Ginola causing mayhem on his wing, and weah jumping on every ball like a starving lion. On every free kick, the paris towers would come upfront and power headers that would raise the hair on every madridista's back. For 15, 25, 30 minutes the attacks came in waves, until finally, on a corner kick, Weah connected on a header. The parc des princes erupted ! We were halfway there, and confortably reached the half.

    The second half fashionned a similar scenario, only the payoff was quicker: on the hour mark, Valdo dummied a Spanish defender and sent paris virtually through. What followed was a half hour for the ages !

    In came Daniel Bravo for Paris. The Little Prince, as he was called when he shone at Nice and Monaco in the mid 80's, was still an offensive midfielder.

    At the 75th minute, he headed back a ball from fournier that found Ginola who sent a screamer into the spanish goal. Needless to say, the Parc has never shaken like it did that minute. And the best was yet to come !

    We were nearing the whistle and Paris was starting to retreat, or rather, finally gave way to Madrid's offensive force (Butrageno, Pronisecky and Butrageno). They hunted like vultures, quick to pounce on every opening, showing off their experience to get the whistles, lurking for the goal that would send the game to extra time. It came at the 93rd minute, at the very last possible moment. The scenario of the 82 semifinal at that dreaded world cup came back into the mind of every football fan in France. Madrid had done it, they had scored the goal they needed. Now looking fresher, more experienced, it was going to be a grueling ET. And that's when our Angel struck: on the finishing seconds of the 94th, barely seconds after that Madrid goal, PSG got a free kick on the right side of the penalty box. Valdo shot it, and out of nowhere came the "golden head" of Antoine Kambouare, certainly not the most skilled player on the pitch, but perhaps the one with the most heart. He rose high in the parisian sky and sent the parc des princes into manic joy.

    The game is available for download on a few P2P networks. I highly suggest you catch it.
  7. Levante

    Levante Member+

    Jul 28, 2001
    A great thread and a great contribution to Bigsoccer.

    Thread of the year.

    Great job Ganu and Mel B.

    That pic of Parc de Princes brought some great memories of Paris from just a month ago. Thank you very much.
  8. Levante

    Levante Member+

    Jul 28, 2001

    You mean Butragueno, Prosinecky, and Sanchez?
  9. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Arsenal FC
    Ganu, Mel Brennan, and LePlan:
    I am in complete awe of this thread. This is what I was hoping for every club on BigSoccer, but I realize that it takes a VERY long time to put something like this together. If every football fan was able to see a thread like this about clubs, their wouldn't be any reason for threads titled, "Which club should I support?" I know have started a few of those threads myself, but seeing a few matches doesn't always assure someone of their mind being made up. The background of a club injects a sense of history and the individual can decide if they like or connect to the lengthy story that is involved with a football club.

    Again thank you so very much. I know I will enjoy reading all the interesting facts and info.
  10. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004

    Good little site, on the history of some of the players who have played for the club...
  11. leplan

    leplan New Member

    Apr 4, 2005
  12. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    DC United
    Good stuff to know before our first visit to PSG.

  13. chitownboi

    chitownboi Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    thanks for the info. I just became a fan of PSG so its nice to know a little about the club
  14. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Arsenal FC
    Please post on the PSG and you thread. Tell us how you got into PSG. Please tell me that you visit The Globe, "The Official Chicago Gooners pub!"
  15. marakana10

    marakana10 New Member

    May 9, 2005
    Good stuff Ganu, as usual... lol Has a stability somewhat surrounded the club post-Halidhozic? I'm not in Europe or in Paris so I wouldn't know the ambiance. How do the fans feel?
  16. giallorossissimo

    Apr 8, 2005
    South Florida
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Hey Catfish is there a Gooners pub in Philadelphia or NYC?
  17. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    I really need to update this links, ticket info etc....

    I'll try after Xmas.
  18. Mel Brennan


    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Les Joueurs du PSG, since 1970...


    Abel, Carlos da Silva (Abelão) 1979/81
    Abreu, Manuel 1983/84
    Abriel, Fabrice 1999/01
    Adams, Jean-Pierre 1977/79
    Alex, Dias De Almeida 2001/02
    Algerino, Jimmy 1996/01
    Ali Messaoud, Rida 1976/77
    Allou, Bernard 1994/98
    Aloisio, José Da Silva 2001/03
    Alonzo, Jérôme 2001...
    Alves, Joao 1979/80
    Andre, Christian 1972/77
    Anelka, Nicolas 1995/97
    Anelka, Nicolas 2000/déc.02
    Angloma, Jocelyn 1990/91
    Ardiles, Osvaldo 1981/82
    Arribas, Claude 1971/72
    Arteta, Mikel Amatriain 2000/02
    Assad, Salah 1983/84
    Ayache, William 1986/87
  19. Alex_1

    Alex_1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 29, 2002
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    How the forum has grown! :) I've been out of touch, but did want to post links to the latest PSG compilations which I've had, because I think I forgot the others!


    Volume seven is okay, a double disc set. Not as much of a snap as in 3, 4 or 6 but it's still good.
  20. navid90

    navid90 New Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Valencia, California
    merci pour info mr. Ganu
    do u have any info about the youth academy?
  21. Mel Brennan


    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Bacconnier, Thierry 1982/88
    Bade, Jacky 1973/76
    Badiane, Jean-Michel 2003...
    Bajoc, Pierre 1973/80
    Baratelli, Dominique 1978/85
    Barberat, Dominique 1975/77
    Barrabe, Claude 1986/88
    Bathenay, Dominique 1978/85
    Bats, Joël 1985/92
    Bauda, Denis 1974/77
    Behier, Michel 1972/73
    Belmadi, Djamel 1995/96
    Beltramini, Jean-François 1979/81
    Ben Mustapha, Kamel 1972/73
    Benachour, Selim 2001...
    Benarbia, Ali 1999/01
    Bensoussan, Michel 1974/80
    Bereau, Bernard 1970/74
    Bernard, Daniel 1977/78
    Berthaud, Dominique 1975/76
    Bianchi, Armando 1978/80
    Bianchi, Carlos 1977/79
    Bianconi, Pierre 1987/88
    Bibard, Michel 1985/91
    Bied, Sylvain 1984/85
    Bocande, Jules 1986/88
    Bolzan Martins Adailton, Santiago 1998/99
    Borrelli, Luc 1993/95
    Boskovic, Branko 2003...
    Bosser, Jean-Pierre 1989/91
    Boubacar, Sarr 1979/83
    Bras, Jean-Claude 1970/72
    Bravo, Daniel 1989/96
    Brisson, François 1975/81
    Brisson, Gilles 1977/78
    Brost, Jean-Louis 1970/74
    Bureau, Bernard 1978/81
  22. The Cold Sea

    The Cold Sea Señor Mejor

    Feb 17, 2005
    The District
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Great stuff in this thread. I recently caught the PSG-Auxerre match at the Parc on March 19. We lucked out, as our train from London arrived at 6 with an 8:45 p.m. kickoff for PSG. What atmosphere. Very impressed. Real proper football atmosphere. I'm going to include PSG in any future football holidays I take. Great game, great club, passionate fans. I'm hooked.
  23. Mel Brennan


    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Calderaro, François 1992/94
    Calderon, Gabriel 1987/90
    Calenda, Roméo 1993/97
    Cana, Lorik 2003/2005
    Cardiet, Louis 1973/76
    Cardinet, Gilles 1979/85
    Caron, Bernard 1979/80
    Carotti, Bruno 1998/00
    Carre, Thierry 1970/71
    Casagrande, Dominique 1998/03
    Cauet, Benoît 1996/97
    Cenzatto, Gérard 1974/77
    Cesar, Augusto 1999/00
    Chaintreuil, Christophe 1999/04
    Charbonnier, Jean-François 1984/91
    Choquier, Camille 1970/74
    Cissé, Aliou 1998/01
    Cissé, Edouard 1997/...
    Cloarec, Joël 1992/93
    Cobos, José 1993/97
    Col, Philippe 1978/83
    Colleter, Patrick 1991/96
    Correia Dionisio, Christian 1999/01
    Couriol, Alain 1983/89
    Coutard, Thierry 1972/73
    Cruz, Fernando 1970/71
    Cubilier, Eric 2003/04
  24. chengb02

    chengb02 Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    I really enjoyed the stuff mel posted about our current crest, but I know the crest has changed a few times over the years, can anyone post on that?
  25. AndrewP

    AndrewP New Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Hi everyone,

    I'm planning a trip to Paris next February, and am trying to find out all I can about PSG. This has been the best information I've yet found.

    Will it be difficult for me to get tickets at the time of the game? I'm going there for other reasons too, but I'd be really let down if I missed out on a chance to see European football on my first trip overseas!

    Take Care,


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