Paris Saint-Germain Handball

Paris Saint-Germain Handball (PSG) is a French professional handball club founded in 1941, and based in the city of Paris in France. The club is the handball department of Paris Saint-Germain.[1]

Paris Saint-Germain
Full nameParis Saint-Germain Handball
Short namePSG, Paris SG
Founded1941; 80 years ago (1941)
ArenaStade Pierre de Coubertin
Halle Georges Carpentier
PresidentNasser Al-Khelaifi
Head coachRaúl González
LeagueLNH Division 1
2020–21LNH Division 1, 1st
Official site
Active departments of
Paris Saint-Germain
Football (Men's) Football (Youth Mixed) Football (Women's)
Handball (Men's) Esports Judo (Mixed)
Closed departments of
Paris Saint-Germain
Boxing (Men's) Rugby League (Men's)

PSG play in the highest tier of French handball, the LNH Division 1.[1] Their home ground for LNH matches is Stade Pierre de Coubertin, which has a seating capacity of 3,400 spectators.[2] For EHF Champions League matches, the club play at Halle Georges Carpentier, which has a seating capacity of 4,500 spectators.[3]

Initially called Patriotes d'Asnières (1941–1942), the club has gone through several name changes: Asnières Sports (1942–1987), Paris-Racing-Asnières (1987–1988), Paris-Asnières (1988–1992), PSG-Asnières (1992–2002), and Paris Handball (2002–2012). After being bought by Paris Saint-Germain owners Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) in 2012, the club became Paris Saint-Germain Handball.[1]

Since its inception, the club has won 22 titles. Domestically, Paris SG have clinched 8 LNH Division 1 titles, five French Cups, three Coupes de la Ligue, a record four French Super Cups and two LNH Division 2 titles.[2][4] In international club handball, the capital side finished runners-up in the 2016–17 edition of the Champions League.[1] PSG also have a reserve team that currently play in the Championnat National 1, which serves as the third tier of French handball.[5] They have played in Nationale 1 since 2017–18, after clinching the Championnat National 2 title and winning promotion during the 2016–17 season.[6]