50 years: The origins of the club (2/12)
Paris Saint-Germain will soon celebrate their 50th anniversary. Relive with us, in 12 key dates, the creation of the capital club in 1970, that has now won more trophies than any other French club. Today, act 2: June 4 1970
After May 27 1970 and the vote of the associates of Paris Football-Club to give their agreement to the merger of the club with Saint-Germain-en-Laye, it's now the turn of the club from Saint-Germain to vote to accept the creation of a new club in the capital.
Stade Sangermanois will start the season 1970-1971 in the National division (now Ligue 2), having finished a few weeks earlier in third place in the Northern group of the CFA, the French amateur championship, behind Cambrai and Creil.
A podium finish that allowed Saint-Germain to join the new National division, first of all called the Open championship, grouping together the second division clubs and the best amateur clubs.
Stade Sangermanois are ambitious, coming off the back of two good league seasons (twice third) and a good Coupe de France run in 1969, beaten in the quarter-finals by Marseille.
At the start of 1962, France discovered Stade Sangermanois, as they played the great Stade de Reims in the Round of 32 of the Coupe de France. A club where a certain Zacharie Noah, the father of Yannick, started out...
May 30 1966, the destiny of Saint-Germain changed, with survival secured by the skin of their teeth in the French amateur championship... by drawing lots!
After miraculously being saved, Saint-Germain considerably reinforced themselves with several very good amateur players (the scorer Michel Prost, the playmaker Bernard Guignedoux) putting themselves in a position to become a base for the new capital club.
On June 4 1970, the Stade Sangermanois directors decided to split the omnisports club into two distinct entities in order to allow the football section to merge with the Paris Football-Club association.
The vote is decisive with a clear result: 85 votes for, 5 against and one abstention.
Another stage towards the creation of a new football club, one set to be called Paris Saint-Germain Football-Club…