- Address: 24 rue du Commandant-Guilbaud, Paris
- Country: French Republic
- Capacity: 47,000
- Opened: 25 May 1972
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Paris Saint-Germain (football)
Extra stadium info – Parc des Princes
The construction of the Parc des Princes started in 1967. The stadium’s record attendance was broken in 1989, when the national rugby union team of the French Republic defeated Wales 31–12 in front of 50,000 spectators. It hosted FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, FIFA World Cup matches, Rugby League World Cup matches and Rugby World Cup matches. The venue also hosted several matches for the European championship for national football teams.
The European championship for football clubs
In 1956, the Parc des Princes hosted the inaugural final for the European championship for football clubs. The Spanish club Real Madrid won the game against the French club Stade de Reims 4-3. 38,000 people attended the game. Real Madrid won five consecutive European football championship titles between 1956 and 1960. In 1961, Benfica became the second football club with a European championship title after beating FC Barcelona.
Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, also known as PSG, have been tenants of the venue since 1973. PSG won the French top-flight football league in 1986 for the first time in their history. They drew an average home attendance of 24,000 during that domestic league season. Paris Saint-Germain FC, the first French sports club with 10 million followers on its main social media page, is among the first football clubs in the world with a value of at least $1 billion. In 2017, the club broke the transfer fee record for a football player when they signed the Brazilian football star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. Neymar left the Spanish side FC Barcelona for the club from Paris.
The UEFA Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain Football Club played their first-ever UEFA Champions League final in 2020. They reached the final after beating the German side RB Leipzig in the semi-finals of the tournament. FC Bayern München from Germany won the final, which took place in the Portuguese city of Lisbon. The German football club from Bavaria won their sixth European football championship title after beating Paris Saint-Germain FC.
In 2021, PSG signed Lionel Messi, who is widely regarded as one of the best football players ever. The Argentine football star scored hundreds of goals for FC Barcelona before he signed with PSG. Messi played his first-ever French top-flight league match for PSG against Stade de Reims. Lionel Messi scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in a match against Manchester City Football Club on 28 September 2021. PSG won the game against the English club.