Paris FC Owner Wants to See a Plethora of Clubs in the City

Last week, the Kingdom of Bahrain bought a minority stake into Ligue 2 club Paris FC. Pierre Ferracci will remain the chairman and the club’s largest stakeholder. Nonetheless, the goal for them is to have Paris FC up in Ligue 1 over the next three seasons. 

Ferracci was one RMC Football Show to discuss this new investment, but particularly moving in on the monopoly that Paris Saint-Germain has on the city. PSG is currently the only club in Paris playing in the first tier of French football. 

The other two clubs are Paris FC, which plays in the second division. Meanwhile, Red Star FC is the third, and they’re currently in the Championnat de France National, the third tier in France. 

“Without going to London where there is a plethora of professional clubs, three or four clubs in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, it is quite possible in an agglomeration of 12 or 13 million inhabitants,” Ferracci said. “We also know that about 50% of the professional workforce in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 come from the Paris region.”

Paris can have multiple clubs in Ligue 1 as London has in the Premier League, there’s no question about that. However, it will be curious to see how PSG can handle sharing the city considering the lack of competition for the crown from neighboring clubs. 

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