PSG shouldn’t put a star on their shirt if they win their 10th Ligue 1 title this season. In France there is no precise regulation on this subject, unlike in Germany or Italy, where the conditions are strictly defined.
It is the most prestigious symbol that there is on a football shirt. As with the World Cup elections, clubs can also choose to have a star embroidered on their shirt. Some do it after a Champions League title, like Olympique de Marseille after their 1993 crown. But it’s also possible to add it after a domestic title.
Unlike Saint-Etienne, who decided to embroider a star after his 10th title as French champion, PSG does not plan to do so this season if he manages to reach this symbolic mark. As reported by Le Parisien, information RMC Sport can confirm, the production of kits for next season has already started and the famous star isn’t there. To celebrate this very likely tenth French championship trophy, the club would think more of a collector’s edition or badge.
Same rule in Italy and Germany
In France, as in England, there is no precise regulation on this subject. Of course, the clubs do what they want and can choose whether or not to honor the occasion. Conversely, the conditions at other major European championships are strictly defined. In the Bundesliga, since 2004, the German League has applied the rule for this little extra on the jerseys of the clubs: one star for three championship titles, two stars for five cups, three stars for ten coronations, four for 20. The fifth is valid for 30 championship titles.
The rule also applies in Italy: one star for ten titles. Juventus also led the way, adding a star in 1958 to celebrate their tenth coronation. Between 2012 and 2014, Torino played with a shirt without a star but with the words “30 on the pitch”, in a nod to the two Scudetti of 2005 and 2006 removed over a match-fixing scandal that saw the club relegated to Serie B. The official third star came in 2014.