About Paris Saint Germain ( PSG ) vs Real Madrid
Paris Saint-Germain (also known as Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, Paris Saint-Germain, Paris SG, PSG, Les Rouge-et-Bleu or Les Parisiens) is a professional French football club based in Paris and plays in France's highest football division; Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain was formed in 1970 from the merging of two football teams after 20,000 subscriptions from individuals interested in having an elite football club in Paris. The team is playing in Ligue 1 since 1974 and won various titles and trophies since. Paris Saint Germain's home matches are held at the Parc des Princes stadium which is the 3rd largest stadium in france with nearly 50,000 seats.
Paris Saint-Germain players wear blue shirts with a red central vertical bar framed by white edgings the club's logo consists of a red silhouette of the Eiffel Tower with the royal white cradle of Louis XIV underneath it and a blue background. Paris Saint-Germain is the third richest club in France and is very popular.
Paris Saint-Germain won the Coupe de France and in 1986, the team won the Ligue 1 crown and had the doors to European football open. The team kept proving great performance and achieved higher results; between 1992 and 1998, Saint-Germain contested 2 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup finals and won it in 1996. The team also won many other titles and trophies.
Paris Saint-Germain had great performance until the 2004/05 season; by the end of that season the team finished at the 9th place and didn't improve in the following seasons.
The team regain its performance in the 2008/09 season, finished in the 6th place and reached the semifinals of the Coupe de la Ligue and quarterfinals in the UEFA Cup.
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Real Madrid football club (aka Real Madrid, El Madrid, or officially Real Madrid Club de Fútbol) is a top La Liga Spanish football club and one of the best known football clubs in the world. Real Madrid’s history is rich with victories and titles: over 30 La Liga titles, 17 Spanish cups, and more than 10 European titles. Real Madrid was one of the founding members of FIFA, and a leader among the most successful clubs of the world. The word “Real” in the club’s name Real Madrid means “Royal” in English, and represents the Spanish crown. The crown is also on the Real Madrid emblem. Real Madrid is typically supported by the Spanish middle and upper classes. The other local team, Atletico de Madrid, is identified with the working class. There is a bitter rivalry between the two clubs that meet twice a year at the “El Derbi madrileño”, the Madrid Derby.
A better known rivals of Real Madrid is FC Barcelona. The Catalonian club has been struggling with Real Madrid for the title “best Spanish club” for many years. The meeting beween the two Spanish giants, twice a year, is called “El Clásico” or the Super Classico, the most popular football match in the world. This encounter, once a year hosted in Barcelona at Camp Nou by FC Barcelona and once a year by Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, easily fills both stadiums and about 170,000 spectators attend. Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is used by Real Madrid since 1947 and is names ofter Real Madrid’ president from 1945. The stadium is located in down town Madrid. The stadium had to be to be rebuilt after the Spanish Civil War. It now holds more than 80k seats.
Real Madrid's members (socios) have owned and operated the club since its inception in 1902. The club is the world's richest football club (€401m) in terms of revenue and the second most valuable and was worth over €950m in 2008. The club belonged to the top flight of Spanish football.
Real Madrid’ best known players are Alfredo di Stéfano, after whom the club’s training grounds are named, La Quinta del Buitre ("Vulture's Cohort"), a group of young players that grew up in Real Madrid and helped bringing it back to top performance in the 80’s: Emilio Butragueño, Manuel Sanchís, Martín Vázquez, Míchel and Miguel Pardeza. More recently players are Raúl, Captain, Striker and holder of the club’s record of appearances, and Striker Cristiano Ronaldo that was purchased from Manchester United for a record sum of money.
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