Since the foundation of Paris Saint Germain in 1970 the colours have been red, blue and white. Red and blue are colours of Paris, and white is the colour of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. These colours have been maintained for the PSG home kit throughout the clubs history, but their execution has varied greatly.
Initially the team wore a red home shirt, teamed with white shorts and blue football socks, a straightforward design to capture the clubs colours. However, in 1973 Daniel Hetcher, a fashion designed, joined the club as president. He, of course, introduced a fashionable new design that was popular at the time, and has since caused controversy between kit manufacturers and PSG supporters.
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The Hetcher shirt, as it is known, was a blue jersey with a red stripe down the centre, which was framed with much thinner white stripes. This design was first introduced for the 1973/74 season, and was exceptionally popular with fans. However, the 1980’s saw the introduction of a series of white home shirts, while the Hetcher kit design was used as the alternative away strip.
Current kit supplier Nike teamed up with Paris Saint Germain from 1989, and quickly introduced a series of experimental home kit designs that weren’t particularly popular with PSG supporters. Pressure from fans convinced Nike to reintroduce the Hetcher design in 1994. However, once again during the 2000’s design changes were introduced.
Following a 40th anniversary celebratory red home shirt, in 2011 the Hetcher design was once again reintroduced to the PSG home kit. It does seem however, that despite overwhelming fan support the football kit designers are set on reinterpreting the Paris Saint Germain colour scheme every few seasons.
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Parc des Princes is the home of Paris Saint Germain, and is an all-seated football stadium with a capacity for 48,583 football fans. With average attendances reaching over 46,000 it is clear to see that despite controversy over the design of the PSG home kit fans flock to cheer on the team that has monopolized the French Ligue 1 in recent years, during match days.
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