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Paris Saint-Germain Handball

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.

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

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.

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. In international club handball, the capital side finished runners-up in the 2016–17 edition of the Champions League. PSG also have a reserve team that currently play in the Championnat National 1, which serves as the third tier of French handball. They have played in Nationale 1 since 2017–18, after clinching the Championnat National 2 title and winning promotion during the 2016–17 season.

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