Paris Saint-Germain celebrates its 49th birthday!

Back on 12 August 1970, 49 years ago, the Paris Prefecture of Police officialised the club's name change from Paris Football Club to Paris Saint-Germain Football Club.

It was the final moment of a process started several months earlier… On 27 May 1970,  the general assembly of the Association Paris F.C, mandated by the French Football Federation to create a great football club in Paris unanimously adopted the movement to merge with Stade de Saint-Germain, that were to play in National division (ex Ligue 2).

On 4 June, the Stade de Saint-Germain voted 85 votes to five and one abstention, to accept the merger and approve the new name: Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

On 26 June, the new club's extraordinary administrative council meeting confirmed the creation of Paris Saint-Germain.

On 8 August 1970, the directors of the Association P.F.C asked to change the name to Paris Saint-Germain Football Club. THe letter, sent to the Paris Prefecture of Police arrived on 11 August and the following day, 12 August 1970, the change was noted in the Journal Officiel, published on 27 August 1970.

Paris Saint-Germain was born!