The Parc des Princes, the football emblem Paris

The Parc des Princes, the football emblem Paris
The Parc des Princes is one of the temples of European football. PHOTO: https://depositphotos.com/

Every great capital of Europe can boast of having one or more stages of high level. Paris is no exception to the rule and the Estadio Saint Dennis and the Parque de los Príncipes They make up part of its architectural offering related to football. Possibly, the most famous of both appointed and is currently the first one, based national team, but not be forgotten the second, genuine emblem of French football during the twentieth century.

The Parc des Princes, the home of PSG

And it is that the Princes Park, one of the oldest stadiums in the world and the fourth in capacity in France (48.712). He is also a sporting icon in the French country.. built a 18 July 1897, its facilities has seen almost everything. With running track until late 60, It was the final goal of the Tour de France since its first edition in 1903 until until 1967 (the last driver to win the last stage finished there was Raymond Poulidor).

Organized athletics world championships and hundreds of rugby, In addition to the Olympics 1924. Como no, since its inception football was one of his first identity. House Paris-Saint Germain from 1973, in 1938 It hosted several matches of the third World history, as the spectacular semi-final won by Hungary to Sweden (5-1). Also hosted three European Cup finals, the first of them, the first edition, which he ended with victory of Real Madrid against Stade de Reims by 4-3 con Alfredo Di Stefano y Hector Rial in figures of the meeting.

Municipal property, but with all seats covered, giving it five star status, 1972 would be one of the key points Coliseum. Charles de Gaulle declared five years before the track is toppled, to devote to host football and rugby, to the detriment of other sports.

controversial measure, but it caused a transformation of the stadium all happened to have 60.000 squares and a considerable change of appearance. Which it did not prevent to continue hosting parties and final to remember. En su césped, has been crowned champion of the UEFA Cup 1997-98 to Ronaldo's Inter with the famous last goal of the match by the Brazilian star scored against the then powerful Lazio.

And years later to see some of the best players in PSG history and stars like Leo Messi, Mbappé and Neymar playing together with the Parisian team's jacket.

The stadium that saw the Real Zaragoza Cup Winners' Cup and Nayim's goal

For its grass, has also been seen scoring a goal from Nayim from the middle of the field that was worth a European Cup Winners' Cup (one of the final of this competition contested here), or Liverpool win the European Cup to Real Madrid, just six years after he did Beckenbauer Bayern.

Called “Sounding board” so picked up the enclosure and the strong public pressure (quite in contrast to what happens in other French camps), in his field, Platini's France champion crowned Euro 1984 after Arconada could not tackle a free-kick from 10 French.

Home of the French team until the construction of Saint Dennis in 1998, many are those who still remember a nation crying after Bulgaria will knock France out of the World Cup 1994 with a goal in last minute Kostadinov.

Maybe, that birth of the National Stadium took away its shine, but not enough to still see it host five matches of the France World Cup 98 or various meetings of the Rugby World Cup 2007 in addition to matches of the Euro Cup 2016.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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