Psg Best Players of All Time

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club is one of the most iconic and successful clubs in French football. Founded in 1970, they have grown to become a powerhouse both domestically and on the European stage, having won 10 league titles as well as major continental trophies such as the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, Intertoto Cup and Coupe de France. Boasting star players from around the world, PSG play their home matches at Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. With an impressive array of honours for them to parade over their illustrious history so far, PSG are determined to add more silverware this season – be it domestic or international – cementing themselves even further amongst Europe’s elite teams.

1. Kylian Mbappé

Forward

Kylian Mbappé Career

Mbappé is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain. Mbappé made his senior debut with Monaco in 2015, before joining PSG in 2017.

He has won two Ligue 1 titles and one Coupe de France with the club. Mbappé was named PFA Young Player of the Year in 2018 after scoring 34 goals in all competitions for PSG that season.

In September 2018, he became the first player to score at five World Cup venues when he netted against Panama at the Estádio do Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Mbappé represented France at youth level, including captaining their under-21 side at Euro 2016 where they reached the semi-finals before losing to Portugal on penalties following a 0–0 draw after extra time; subsequently winning silver medals behind Spain.[1] Kylian Mbappé is a world-renowned footballer who has represented France at various youth levels.

Mbappé began his international career in 2014, playing for the France U17 team and helping them to win the World Cup that year. He made his senior international debut in 2017, and since then he's been a key player for Les Bleus, scoring 66 goals in 36 appearances. In 2018, Mbappé helped lead PSG to their first Ligue 1 title in over 20 years and was also named French Player of the Year. On 27 May 2019, Mbappé scored twice against Portugal during the UEFA Nations League Final to help France win their fifth major trophy on European soil - making him only the second player (after Pelè) to achieve this feat.

2. Neymar

Forward

Neymar Career

Neymar is a Brazilian forward who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He has scored over 200 goals in his career and was named the world's best player by FIFA in 2018.

Neymar started his career at Santos, before moving to Barcelona where he won two La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey. In 2017, he joined PSG and has since helped them win three Ligue 1 titles and the Champions League.

Neymar is renowned for his dribbling skills and acceleration, as well as his passing ability; he has been described as "the fastest player in the world".[3] Neymar was born into a poor family but worked hard to achieve success on the football pitch; this led him to become one of Brazil's most popular athletes.[4] Neymar has received criticism for some of his off-field behaviour, including allegations of rape[5][6] which he denies,[7] but he remains an iconic figure in Brazil.[8][9] Neymar retired from international football after the World Cup final in 2018 with Brazil winning their fifth title; during that tournament, he became only the sixth player (and first South American) to score at five different World Cups.[10] Neymar is one of the most talented footballers in the world and has won numerous awards, including three FIFA Confederations Cup titles.

In 2016, Neymar was named as a member of Brazil's Olympic team for the games in Rio de Janeiro. Neymar began his career with Brazilian side Santos before moving to Europe to join Barcelona in 2013 and PSG two years later. Neymar has played for Brazil at various youth levels and made his senior international debut in 2009. He represented them at the 2014 World Cup and Copa América tournaments this year. Neymar is known for his speed on the pitch, strong shooting ability and dribbling skills; he is considered a complete player who can score goals both from close range or long range shots.. Neymar will be looking to add more honours to his impressive CV when he lines up for Brazil at this summer's Olympics Games

3. Lionel Messi

Forward

Lionel Messi Career

Lionel Messi is a world-renowned soccer player who plays for Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain. At just age 17, Lionel Messi made his professional debut with Barcelona C in 2003.

In 2005, he was promoted to Barcelona B where he spent four seasons before joining PSG in 2009. He has won numerous accolades including five La Liga titles (2008–11, 2013–16), three Champions League crowns (2009–10, 2015–17), two Club World Cup trophies (2013 and 2016) as well as an Olympic gold medal with Argentina in the 2012 London Olympics.

With over 500 career appearances and 350 goals scored, Lionel Messi is considered one of the greatest football players of all time. Lionel Messi is a supremely talented footballer who has dominated the game for many years. He was born in Rosario, Argentina, on October 17th 1988 and began his career with local club Newell's Old Boys. In 2004 he transferred to Barcelona where he quickly became one of the best players in world football.

Messi has won countless awards including five Ballon d'Or titles, three Champions League crowns and two La Liga titles amongst others. His international career has also been extremely successful as he has represented Argentina at numerous major tournaments including the FIFA World Cup, Copa America and Euro 2016 among others. With so much success behind him it is no surprise that Messi will continue to be one of the most high-profile players in world football for many years to come.

4. Zlatan Ibrahimović

Forward

Zlatan Ibrahimović Career

  • 1989–1991: Malmö BI
  • 1991–1995: FBK Balkan
  • 1995–1999: Malmö FF
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1999–2001: Malmö FF: 40: (16)
  • 2001–2004: Ajax: 74: (35)
  • 2004–2006: Juventus: 70: (23)
  • 2006–2009: Inter Milan: 88: (57)
  • 2009–2011: Barcelona: 29: (16)
  • 2010–2011: → AC Milan (loan): 29: (14)
  • 2011–2012: AC Milan: 32: (28)
  • 2012–2016: Paris Saint-Germain: 122: (113)
  • 2016–2018: Manchester United: 33: (17)
  • 2018–2019: LA Galaxy: 58: (53)
  • 2020–: AC Milan: 60: (33)
  • 1999: Sweden U18: 4: (1)
  • 2001: Sweden U21: 7: (6)
  • 2001–: Sweden: 121: (62)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:44, 24 May 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:41, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Zlatan Ibrahimović is an award-winning striker who currently plays for AC Milan. He was born in Sweden and started his career with Malmö BI before transferring to FBK Balkan in 1995.

In 1999, he moved to Malmo FF where he enjoyed great success scoring over 150 goals in 200 appearances. Zlatan Ibrahimović joined AC Milan in 2009 and has since helped the club win several trophies including two Serie A titles and a Champions League trophy in 2016/17 season Ibrahimović is a superstar and one of the best players in the world.

He has won countless awards, including five Ballon d'Or trophies, three Premier League titles, two La Liga crowns, and one Champions League title. Ibrahimović began his career at Malmö FF before moving to Ajax in 2001. In 2004 he joined Juventus where he quickly became a key player on their championship-winning team. After leaving Italy, Ibrahimović signed for Barcelona where he helped lead them to multiple cups and league championships before transferring to AC Milan in 2011.

There was some speculation that Ibrahimović would leave Milan after failing to agree terms on a new contract but instead he re-joined PSG for an additional two seasons in 2016 and 2017 respectively. As of 2019, Ibrahimovic is currently playing for LA Galaxy where he continues to be one of the most dominant players in MLS history . With over 100 international caps under his belt as well as goals scored throughout Europe's major leagues , it is safe to say that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go down as one of football's all-time greats

5. Marco Verratti

Midfielder

Marco Verratti Career

Marco Verratti is a 30-year-old Italian midfielder currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain. He began his career with Manoppello in 2000 before moving to Pescara the following year.

In 2008, he joined Serie A side Pescara and helped them win promotion to the top flight of Italian football in 2010–11 season. Verratti signed for Paris Saint-Germain from Juventus in 2012 and has since made over 150 appearances for the French club, winning numerous honours including Ligue 1 titles in 2013 and 2017 as well as the Coupe de France twice (in 2014 and 2018).

Marco Verratti was named co-captain of PSG alongside Thiago Silva ahead of their inaugural Ligue 1 campaign in 2016–17 but left the team at the end of that season after falling out with manager Unai Emery.[3] Since leaving PSG, he has played for AC Milan (on loan) and Valencia CF (on a free transfer), retiring from professional football at 32 years old due to injury concerns.[4] Marco Verratti is a world-renowned midfielder who plays for Paris Saint-Germain.

Marco Verratti started his career at hometown club Parma before moving to Juventus in 2012. In 2013, he joined Italian side Roma and helped them win the Scudetto that season. He then moved to PSG in 2016 and has since become one of the most consistent midfielders in Europe. Marco Verratti was awarded both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2017, cementing his place as one of the best players on the planet. With 38 international caps, Marco Verratti is Italy's all-time leading scorer and is their captain for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ireland and Norway this month (October).

Marco Verratti will lead PSG into their first ever Champions League final next week where they will take on Barcelona

6. Ronaldinho

Midfielder

Ronaldinho Career

  • 1987–1998: Grêmio
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1998–2001: Grêmio: 89: (47)
  • 2001–2003: Paris Saint-Germain: 55: (17)
  • 2003–2008: Barcelona: 145: (70)
  • 2008–2011: AC Milan: 76: (20)
  • 2011–2012: Flamengo: 56: (23)
  • 2012–2014: Atlético Mineiro: 58: (20)
  • 2014–2015: Querétaro: 25: (8)
  • 2015: Fluminense: 7: (0)
  • Total: : 511: (205)
  • 1997: Brazil U17: 13: (3)
  • 1998–1999: Brazil U20: 17: (8)
  • 1999–2000: Brazil U23: 19: (15)
  • 2008: Brazil Olympic (O.P.): 8: (3)
  • 1999–2013: Brazil: 97: (33)

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho or simply Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian football player who played for several clubs in his country and abroad.

Ronaldo began his career at Grêmio before joining French side Paris Saint-Germain in 1998. He went on to spend three seasons with Barcelona before moving to AC Milan in 2003.

After two years with the Italian side he returned to Brazil to play for Flamengo and Querétaro before rejoining Atlético Mineiro in 2014. Ronaldo has won numerous accolades during his illustrious career, including six La Liga titles (with Barcelona), four Champions League crowns (with Barcelona, Madrid and Milan), an Olympic silver medal (2004) and one World Cup title (2002).

In December 2018, aged 42nd overall on the all-time international goalscorers list,[2] Ronaldo announced his retirement from professional football after playing only sparingly since January 2019 due to injury problems.[3][4] Ronaldinho remains one of the most popular footballers in history;[5] according to FIFA's annual world rankings list of top 200 players compiled between September 2017-18,[6] he was ranked eleventh overall – making him the highest ranked retired footballer currently occupying that position on the ranking table.

7. Thiago Silva

Defender

Thiago Silva Career

  • 1998–2000: Fluminense
  • 2000–2001: Barcelona-RJ
  • 2001–2002: Fluminense
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2002–2003: RS Futebol: 25: (2)
  • 2003–2004: Juventude: 35: (3)
  • 2004–2006: Porto B: 14: (0)
  • 2005–2006: → Dynamo Moscow (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2006–2009: Fluminense: 108: (9)
  • 2009–2012: AC Milan: 93: (5)
  • 2012–2020: Paris Saint-Germain: 204: (9)
  • 2020–: Chelsea: 70: (5)
  • 2008–2012: Brazil Olympic (O.P.): 8: (0)
  • 2008–: Brazil: 113: (7)

Thiago Silva is a central defender who has played for Chelsea since 2017. Silva was born in 1984 and began his career at Fluminense before moving to Barcelona-RJ in 2001.

He joined RS Futebol in 2002, playing for the club until 2003. In 2004, he moved to Juventude where he won three Brazilian championships and two international titles (including one with Brazil).

He rejoined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain on 1 July 2017.[4] Silva made his debut for Brazil in 2006 and has represented his country at four World Cups (2010, 2014, 2018), as well as Euro 2016 and the Copa America Centenario later that year.[5][6] Silva began his career with Porto B before joining Dynamo Moscow on loan in 2005.

After a successful spell at Fluminense, Silva transferred to AC Milan where he won five Serie A titles and the Champions League in 2009. He then moved to Paris Saint-Germain where he has since won two Ligue 1 titles and the Coupe de France. In 2018, Silva signed for Chelsea, becoming their fourth Brazilian player following Kaka, Thiago Ribeiro (now at Manchester City) and David Luiz (now at PSG).

The defender represented Brazil at both the Copa América and Olympics tournaments without winning any silverware however he was part of the team that reached the final of 2019's edition of the tournament which they lost against Uruguay. Silva is also an experienced international who played 113 times for Brazil between 2008 and 2012 - scoring seven goals including two during qualification for 2014 World Cup which they went on to win in Russia; finishing as joint top scorer alongside Neymar Jr..

Outside of football, Silva owns a chain of restaurants called "Thiago’s".

8. Ángel Di María

Midfielder

Ángel Di María Career

Di María is a world-class attacking midfielder who has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid and Juventus. Di María was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1988 and started his career with Torito before joining Rosario Central in 2005.

Di maría joined Benfica in 2007 where he made 76 appearances over three seasons before moving to Real Madrid at the end of 2010. He spent two years at Madrid before signing for Juventus ahead of the 2016–17 season. As well as being an accomplished attacker, Di maría is also known for his crossing ability and set pieces which have helped him score goals both domestically and internationally throughout his career so far.

Having won numerous honours during his time playing football (including club titles with both Rosario Central and Benfica), Ángel Di María is currently plying his trade with Serie A side Juventus where he continues to be one of their most influential players on the pitch

9. Pauleta

Forward

Pauleta Career

  • 1987–1989: Santa Clara
  • 1989–1990: Porto
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1990–1992: Santa Clara: 11: (0)
  • 1992–1994: Operário: :
  • 1994: Angrense: :
  • 1995: Micaelense: 23: (11)
  • 1995–1996: Estoril: 29: (18)
  • 1996–1998: Salamanca: 71: (34)
  • 1998–2000: Deportivo La Coruña: 58: (18)
  • 2000–2003: Bordeaux: 98: (65)
  • 2003–2008: Paris Saint-Germain: 168: (76)
  • 2010: São Roque: 1: (2)
  • Total: : 459: (224)
  • 1988: Portugal U16: 4: (0)
  • 1996: Portugal U21: 1: (0)
  • 1997–2006: Portugal: 88: (47)

Pauleta is a well-known striker who played for several teams in his career. Pauleta was born in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal and started playing football at the age of 10.

In 1990, Pauletta signed with Santa Clara and scored 11 goals in as many appearances during the season. The following year he joined Portuguese side Operário where he made 29 appearances before transferring to Angrense in 1995.

After two seasons with Estoril, Pauletta moved to Greek side Michelense where he spent three years before ending his professional career with Macedonian club Vardar Skopje in 1999/2000 season Pauleta was a Portuguese international footballer who played as a striker.

2. He spent most of his career with three clubs, Salamanca, Deportivo La Coruña and Bordeaux. 3. Pauleta was noted for his powerful shot and aerial ability, which helped him score many goals from long range. 4. After retiring from football in 2008, he started working as a commentator for Spanish television network Antena 3 .

5. Pauleta was part of the Portugal squad that reached the UEFA European Championship final in 2004 but lost to France on penalties after playing out an entertaining 0-0 draw at Wembley Stadium . 6. In 2009 he opened up a sports bar in Lisbon called "Pauletti's". 7. He is currently preparing for retirement by practising yoga

10. Edinson Cavani

Forward

Edinson Cavani Career

  • 2000–2005: Danubio
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2007: Danubio: 25: (9)
  • 2007–2011: Palermo: 109: (34)
  • 2010–2011: → Napoli (loan): 35: (26)
  • 2011–2013: Napoli: 69: (52)
  • 2013–2020: Paris Saint-Germain: 200: (138)
  • 2020–2022: Manchester United: 41: (12)
  • 2022–: Valencia: 9: (5)
  • 2006–2007: Uruguay U20: 15: (11)
  • 2012: Uruguay Olympic (O.P.): 5: (3)
  • 2008–: Uruguay: 136: (58)

Cavani is a prolific goalscorer, having scored over 100 goals in his career. Cavani has played for several clubs across Europe and South America, including Danubio, Palermo and Valencia.

Cavani helped Uruguay to win the Copa América in 2015. Cavani is currently playing for Valencia in Spain's La Liga after joining the club in 2017. Cavani is set to join Paris Saint-Germain reportedly worth £167 million ($222 million) at the end of the season Edinson Cavani is a prolific goalscorer, who has played for clubs such as Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain.

He represented Uruguay at international level, before winning Copa América with Argentina in 2011. Cavani is expected to join Valencia in the coming season. His place of birth means he's eligible for both France and Uruguay, but he chose to represent Les Bleus on numerous occasions. At 32 years old, Cavani still has plenty of football left in him - which bodes well for the teams that sign him.

11. Safet Sušić

Midfielder

Safet Sušić Career

  • 1971–1972: Krivaja
  • 1972–1973: Sarajevo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1973–1982: Sarajevo: 221: (86)
  • 1982–1991: Paris Saint-Germain: 287: (67)
  • 1991–1992: Red Star: 17: (3)
  • Total: : 525: (155)
  • 1977–1990: Yugoslavia: 54: (21)
  • 1994–1995: Cannes
  • 1996–1999: İstanbulspor
  • 2001: Al Hilal
  • 2004–2005: Konyaspor
  • 2005–2006: Ankaragücü
  • 2006–2007: Çaykur Rizespor
  • 2007–2008: Çaykur Rizespor
  • 2008: Ankaraspor
  • 2009–2014: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2015–2016: Évian
  • 2017: Alanyaspor
  • 2018: Akhisarspor
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Sušić was born in Zavidovići, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia on 13 April 1955. He started his career with Sarajevo before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in 1982.

Sušić made 287 appearances for PSG over a period of 11 years, scoring 86 goals. In 1991 he returned to Sarajevo where he finished his playing career two years later. After retirement from football, Sušić became manager of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2013, overseeing their successful qualification for the 2014 World Cup Finals。 Safet Sušić was born in Yugoslavia on March 5, 1966.

Safet Sušić played for Yugoslavian first division side Red Star Belgrade from 1987 to 1992 and made 17 appearances during that time. After leaving the club, Safet Sušić had a successful managerial career with Cannes (1996-1999), İstanbulspor (2001-2004) and Konyaspor (2005-2006). In 2006 he moved to Turkish side Ankaragücü where he stayed until 2007 when he signed for Çaykur Rizespor.

He then returned to his former club Red Star Belgrade before joining newly promoted Akhisarspor in 2018 as their new manager.

12. Marquinhos

Defender

Marquinhos Career

Marquinhos is a Brazilian defender who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Marquinhos made his senior debut with Corinthians in 2011, and he has since played for Roma and PSG.

He was part of Brazil's gold medal winning squad at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Marquinhos is often deployed as a defensive midfielder, and he is also known for his powerful free kicks.

Marquinhos has been described as one of the most promising young defenders in Europe, and he could be an important player in PSG's future successes. Marquinhos is one of the most promising young defenders in world football.

Marquinhos has represented Brazil at various youth levels and was a part of the team that won Copa América in 2019. He joined Paris Saint-Germain from Brazilian club Flamengo in 2013, and has since made over 250 appearances for the Ligue 1 side.

Marquinhos is known for his pace, ability to read the game well, and strong passing skills; he also possesses good defending capabilities. With PSG having reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals this season, Marquinhos will be looking to help them win their fourth title in five years next year too.

13. Achraf Hakimi

Defender

Achraf Hakimi Career

Hakimi is a 24-year old Spanish right back who currently plays for Paris Saint Germain. Hakimi has played youth football with Colonia Ofigevi and made his professional debut in the Ligue 1 for PSG in 2016.

Hakimi represented Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where they were eliminated by Uruguay in the Round of 16. Hakimi is tall and muscular, making him an effective defender on the right side of midfield or at full back Achraf Hakimi started his senior career with Real Madrid Castilla in the Spanish second division.

He made his La Liga debut for Real Madrid on 10 August 2017, coming on as a substitute in the 81st minute of a 2–0 win over Granada. On 31 January 2020, he was loaned to Borussia Dortmund until 30 June 2020. Achraf Hakimi played 54 matches and scored seven goals for Dortmund before returning to Real Madrid at the end of the 2018 season.

He has since featured regularly for Los Blancos' first team, making nine appearances so far in the 2019-2020 campaign and scoring two goals while also being named in Morocco's squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Tunisia and Algeria later that year.
As at 23:51 1 January 2023 (UTC), Achraf Hakimi had 61 caps and 8 Goals for Morocco from 2016 onwards

14. Bernard Lama

Goalkeeper

Bernard Lama Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1981–1989: Lille: 103: (1)
  • 1982–1983: → Abbeville (loan): 0: (0)
  • 1983–1984: → Besançon (loan): 23: (0)
  • 1989–1990: Metz: 38: (0)
  • 1990–1991: Brest: 38: (0)
  • 1991–1992: Lens: 36: (1)
  • 1992–1997: Paris Saint-Germain: 177: (0)
  • 1997–1998: West Ham United: 12: (0)
  • 1998–2000: Paris Saint-Germain: 65: (0)
  • 2000–2001: Rennes: 32: (0)
  • Total: : 533: (2)
  • 1993–2000: France: 44: (0)
  • 2006: Kenya

Bernard Lama is a French goalkeeper who played for Lille, Metz and Paris Saint-Germain in the 1980s. He made his senior debut with Lille in 1981 and went on to play 178 games for PSG over the next nine years.

After being released by PSG at the end of 1997, he rejoined Lens before retiring from professional football later that year. Bernard Lama currently works as a goalkeeping coach with his former club PSG's youth teams.

Lama started his career at French second division side Nantes in 1993. He moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 1998 and made over 65 appearances for the club before moving on to Rennes in 2000. Lama enjoyed success with France, winning both the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship while playing under manager Raymond Domenech.

After leaving PSG, Lama spent two seasons managing Kenyan Premier League side Gor Mahia before retiring from football in 2006. Bernard Lama is currently an assistant coach of Marseille FC where he works primarily with their defence

15. Presnel Kimpembe

Defender

Presnel Kimpembe Career

  • 2002–2005: AS Éragny
  • 2005–2013: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2016: Paris Saint-Germain B: 41: (1)
  • 2014–: Paris Saint-Germain: 160: (1)
  • 2014: DR Congo U20: 1: (0)
  • 2015: France U20: 7: (0)
  • 2015–2016: France U21: 11: (0)
  • 2018–: France: 28: (0)

Kimpembe is a central defender who has played for Paris Saint-Germain since 2013. He was part of the PSG team that won Ligue 1 in 2016 and reached the final of the Coupe de France that year.

Kimpembe made his international debut for France in 2017 and has since represented his country at several tournaments, including UEFA Euro 2020. Kimpembe is a powerful and skilful central defender who has played for several top-flight clubs.

Kimpembe was part of the DR Congo side that reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 U20 World Cup, before making his senior international debut in 2016. In 2018, he helped France to win their first Nations League title since 1992. Kimpembe is a regular starter for PSG and looks set to play an important role at club level this season as they attempt to retain their Ligue 1 crown.

He will be crucial in helping DR Congo qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia after scoring twice during qualifying matches so far

16. Gianluigi Donnarumma

Goalkeeper

Gianluigi Donnarumma Career

  • 2003–2013: ASD Club Napoli
  • 2013–2015: AC Milan
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2021: AC Milan: 215: (0)
  • 2021–: Paris Saint-Germain: 34: (0)
  • 2014: Italy U15: 4: (0)
  • 2014: Italy U16: 3: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Italy U17: 10: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Italy U21: 7: (0)
  • 2016–: Italy: 50: (0)

Gianluigi Donnarumma is a 23-year-old Italian goalkeeper who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He began his career at ASD Club Napoli, where he made 215 appearances and kept clean sheets in total.

In the summer of 2021, Donnarumma moved to PSG and has since played 34 matches without conceding a goal - an impressive record for any goalkeeper. Gianluigi is known as one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe and looks set to continue his excellent form with PSG for many years to come.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is a young goalkeeper who has been playing for AC Milan since the age of 16. He made his international debut in 2014 and has played 50 caps, scoring 7 goals. In 2016 he joined Italy's U21 team and helped them to qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals later that year.

Gianluigi as he won Serie A with AC Milan and was also named player of the season by fans and pundits alike. As well as his football career, Gianluigi is studying law at university - something which he plans to continue after retirement from footballing commitments. His talent and skills are unquestioned; it will be interesting to see how long he can keep up this level of performance.

17. Claude Makélélé

Midfielder

Claude Makélélé Career

Claude Makélélé was born in Kinshasa, Zaire on 18 February 1973. He started his career at Melun-Dammarie before moving to Nantes and then Marseille. After a few seasons with Real Madrid, Claude joined Chelsea as their technical mentor in 2012.

Claude has represented his country at various levels including the 1998 World Cup and the 2002 African Nations Cup where he won the tournament's Golden Ball award for being the best player of the competition. Claude is currently playing for Chelsea after leaving Real Madrid in 2003 Makélélé's managerial career has seen him work at clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain, Bastia and Monaco.

Makélélé was appointed Chelsea's technical mentor in January 2019. He had a successful playing career with PSG, winning two Ligue 1 titles and the 1998 World Cup with France. Makélé is regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation and was part of the France team that reached the 2006 World Cup final. After retiring from football, he took up coaching duties with various clubs before being appointed manager of Eupen in 2018

18. Sylvain Armand

Defender

Sylvain Armand Career

  • 1996–1999: Saint-Étienne
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1999–2000: Clermont: 28: (1)
  • 2000–2004: Nantes: 118: (7)
  • 2004–2013: Paris Saint-Germain: 285: (10)
  • 2013–2017: Rennes: 103: (2)
  • Total: : 534: (20)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Sylvain Armand made his professional debut for Saint-Étienne in the 1998–99 season. Armand has represented France at youth level, winning the European Under-21 Championship in 2000 and 2002.

He also played at the 2006 World Cup where he scored a goal against Brazil. In 2008, Armand moved to Manchester United but failed to make an impact and was loaned out to Bolton Wanderers before being sold to Marseille in January 2011.

With Marseille, Armand helped them reach the Ligue 1 title in 2012 as well as victory in both the Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions during his time with les Phocéens. After leaving Marseille,Armand joined Arsenal on a three-year contract worth £8 million (€10m).

However, after only one year with Arsenal he left for Valencia on a free transfer.[2] In February 2017 Sylvain signed with Italian club AS Roma on a two-year deal[3]

19. David Ginola

Midfielder

David Ginola Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1985–1988: Toulon: 82: (4)
  • 1988–1990: RC Paris: 61: (8)
  • 1990–1992: Brest: 50: (14)
  • 1992–1995: Paris Saint-Germain: 115: (33)
  • 1995–1997: Newcastle United: 58: (6)
  • 1997–2000: Tottenham Hotspur: 100: (13)
  • 2000–2002: Aston Villa: 32: (3)
  • 2002: Everton: 5: (0)
  • Total: : 503: (81)
  • 1990–1995: France: 17: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

David Ginola is a French professional footballer who played as a winger and midfielder. He started his career at Lille before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 1992 for £1 million.

He won the Premier League title with both Spurs and Marseille, and was also part of the France team that reached the 1998 World Cup final. After retiring from playing he began working as a TV pundit and worked on ITV's coverage of Euro 2016.

In October 2017, he was announced as head coach of AS Monaco FC.[4] On 26 October 2018, it was announced that Ginola had stepped down from his role with AS Monaco FC due to personal reasons.[5] Senior club appearances only David Ginola was a brilliant footballer who spent his entire career playing in France.

He started out at Toulon and then played for RC Paris before moving to PSG. He had an incredible stint with Spurs, scoring 100 goals in 133 appearances between 1997 and 2000. In 2002 he moved to Everton but only managed 5 goals in 8 appearances before retiring from football later that year.

20. Juan Bernat

Defender

Juan Bernat Career

  • 2000–2011: Valencia
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2012: Valencia B: 24: (7)
  • 2011–2014: Valencia: 51: (1)
  • 2014–2018: Bayern Munich: 76: (3)
  • 2018–: Paris Saint-Germain: 72: (2)
  • 2009: Spain U16: 3: (0)
  • 2009–2010: Spain U17: 11: (4)
  • 2012: Spain U19: 6: (0)
  • 2013: Spain U20: 7: (1)
  • 2013–2014: Spain U21: 7: (0)
  • 2014–2019: Spain: 11: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 6 November 2022

Juan Bernat was born on 1 March 1993 in Cullera, Spain. He started his career at Valencia before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2018. In 2019, he made his international debut for Spain and played against Switzerland.

Juan Bernat is left-back and has played for PSG since 2018. Juan Bernat is a Spanish international defender who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Juan Bernat has spent his entire senior career with Valencia, playing in both their La Liga and Champions League squads.

He has been a regular starter for Spain at youth levels and made his debut for the senior side in 2009. In total, he has made 76 appearances for Bayern Munich and 72 appearances for PSG since joining them respectively in 2018.

21. Dominique Rocheteau

Forward

Dominique Rocheteau Career

  • : La Rochelle
  • : Etaules
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1972–1980: Saint-Étienne: 153: (51)
  • 1980–1987: Paris Saint-Germain: 204: (83)
  • 1987–1989: Toulouse: 60: (13)
  • Total: : 417: (147)
  • 1975–1986: France: 49: (15)
  • 2010–2011: Saint-Étienne (president adviser)
  • 2011–: Saint-Étienne (sporting director)

Dominique Rocheteau was a French winger who played for Saint-Étienne and Paris Saint-Germain. Rocheteau won the Coupe de France with Saint-Étienne in 1978 and the Ligue 1 title with PSG in 1987.

He also represented La Rochelle, Etaules and FC Tokyo in his career. Rocheteau retired from professional football at the age of 37 after playing 204 matches for PSG and 51 times for Saint-Étienne.

Since retiring, he has worked as a pundit for TV channel Canal+ and been involved in charity work supporting disadvantaged youth footballers across Europe Dominique Rocheteau is a French football manager and former player who most recently managed Saint-Étienne.

Rocheteau played as a defender for Toulouse, making 60 appearances in the Ligue 1 over three seasons before retiring at the age of 30. He later took up coaching duties with his former club, becoming assistant manager under Claude Puel before being promoted to head coach in 2010.

In 2011, he was appointed sporting director at Saint-Étienne following their relegation from Ligue 1 but left two years later after failing to save them from relegation again. Rocheteau has also had spells as an adviser to Saint-Étienne president Didier Deschamps and national team coach Laurent Blanc during his career in management.[1]

22. George Weah

Forward

George Weah Career

  • 1981–1984: Young Survivors
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1985–1986: Bong Range United: 2: (1)
  • 1985–1986: Mighty Barrolle: 10: (7)
  • 1986–1987: Invincible Eleven: 23: (24)
  • 1987: Africa Sports: 2: (1)
  • 1987–1988: Tonnerre Yaoundé: 18: (14)
  • 1988–1992: Monaco: 103: (47)
  • 1992–1995: Paris Saint-Germain: 96: (32)
  • 1995–2000: AC Milan: 114: (46)
  • 2000: → Chelsea (loan): 11: (3)
  • 2000: Manchester City: 7: (1)
  • 2000–2001: Marseille: 19: (5)
  • 2001–2003: Al Jazira: 8: (13)
  • Total: : 413: (194)
  • 1986–2003: Liberia: 75: (18)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

George Weah was born on 25 July 1957 in Monrovia, Liberia. He is the son of a cocoa farmer and attended local schools before enrolling at the University of Illinois in 1977 to study mathematics.

After graduating from university, Weah worked as an accountant for several years before becoming involved with politics full-time in 1987 when he joined the National Patriotic Front (NPF), a rebel group fighting for independence from then-West African nation Ivory Coast.

In 1990, Weah ran for president of Liberia but lost to incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by just 1% of the vote - an outcome that shocked many observers given his lack of political experience. However, two years later wea won back office when he became Vice President under Jewel Taylor – making him Africa's first democratically elected black head of state .

During his time as VP, Liberia saw some major progress including reductions in poverty rates and increasing access to education and health care across the country . On 22 January 2018, George Weah was sworn into office as 25th President of Liberia after winning a landslide election victory against opposition candidate Mike Doebrim with over 60% of votes cast .

As president, Mr Weah has pledged to continue Dr Sirleaf's legacy while also focusing on tackling corruption and improving infrastructure development across Liberia . Alongside his work as president, Mr Weah remains heavily involved in NPF politics serving both as its secretary general and chairmanperson for its national executive committee

23. Thiago Motta

Midfielder

Thiago Motta Career

  • 1997–1999: Juventus-SP
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1999–2002: Barcelona B: 84: (12)
  • 2001–2007: Barcelona: 96: (6)
  • 2007–2008: Atlético Madrid: 6: (0)
  • 2008–2009: Genoa: 27: (6)
  • 2009–2012: Inter Milan: 55: (11)
  • 2012–2018: Paris Saint-Germain: 166: (8)
  • Total: : 434: (43)
  • 1999: Brazil U17: 3: (1)
  • 2003: Brazil: 2: (0)
  • 2011–2016: Italy: 30: (1)
  • 2018–2019: Paris Saint-Germain U19
  • 2019: Genoa
  • 2021–2022: Spezia
  • 2022–: Bologna

Thiago Motta is a Brazilian-born footballer who currently plays for Italian side Bologna. He started his career at Juventus before joining Barcelona in 2007 and then Inter Milan in 2009.

In 2012, he joined Genoa where he stayed until 2016 when he moved to Paris Saint-Germain. He has won numerous honours during his lengthy career, including six Serie A titles with Juventus and two Spanish La Liga crowns with Barcelona as well as the Coppa Italia twice each with Inter Milan and Barça respectively.

At international level, Motta has represented Brazil at various age levels from U17 to senior level and made 47 appearances between 2003 and 2013 without ever scoring a goal – an unfortunate statistic which ended up being corrected after video evidence emerged of him netting against Uruguay in 2006 (albeit incorrectly awarded).

Since retiring from playing football altogether following Brazil's Copa America Centenario victory last year, Motta has been appointed head coach of Bologna – a position he took up on 1 July 2017.[3] 7 .[4][5]

24. Javier Pastore

Midfielder

Javier Pastore Career

  • 2002–2007: Talleres
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2008: Talleres: 5: (0)
  • 2008–2009: Huracán: 31: (8)
  • 2009–2011: Palermo: 69: (14)
  • 2011–2018: Paris Saint-Germain: 186: (29)
  • 2018–2021: Roma: 30: (3)
  • 2021–: Elche: 14: (0)
  • 2010–2017: Argentina: 29: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:39, 22 August 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 7 September 2017

Javier Pastore is an attacking midfielder who currently plays for Elche. He was born in Córdoba, Argentina and started playing football at a young age. Pastore made his debut for Argentine club Independiente in 2007 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the team.

In 2010, he joined Paris Saint-Germain where he has since won four Ligue 1 titles and three French Cups. His international career began with Argentina in 2008 but he has also represented Italy (2011–12), France (2012-present) and Uruguay (2013). Javier Pastore is married to actress Claudia Cardinale and they have two children together - son Matteo Jr., born in 2013, and daughter Luna, born in 2017.[3] As of 2019, Javier Pastore is seventh highest scorer for Elche with 49 goals from 168 appearances[4].

Javier Pastore started his career at local side, Talleres. He joined Palermo in 2009 and went on to make 69 appearances for the club before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in 2011. Javier Pastore has represented Argentina on 29 occasions and scored two goals. In 2018 he signed for Roma where he is currently playing out the remainder of his contract. With 286 appearances under his belt, Javier Pastore is one of PSG's longest-serving players and will be looking to add more silverware to his collection when he returns next season

25. Luis Fernández

Midfielder

Luis Fernández Career

  • 1969–1970: HAVE Minguettes
  • 1970–1978: Saint-Priest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1978–1986: Paris Saint-Germain: 225: (30)
  • 1986–1989: RC Paris: 59: (3)
  • 1989–1993: Cannes: 93: (5)
  • Total: : 377: (38)
  • 1982–1992: France: 60: (6)
  • 1992–1994: Cannes
  • 1994–1996: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 1996–2000: Athletic Bilbao
  • 2000–2003: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2003–2004: Espanyol
  • 2005: Al-Rayyan
  • 2005–2006: Beitar Jerusalem
  • 2006–2007: Real Betis
  • 2008–2009: Reims
  • 2010–2011: Israel
  • 2015–2016: Guinea

Fernandez is a Spanish defender and midfielder who has played for Paris Saint-Germain, RC Paris, and Cannes. Fernandez was born in Tarifa on October 2nd 1959 and started his career playing for local side HAVE Minguettes before joining French giants PSG in 1978.

Fernandez made his international debut for France in 1982 and went on to play 60 times over the next six years. He retired from international football in 1992. After retiring from playing professionally, Fernandez became manager of Ligue 1 side Bordeaux where he led them to two consecutive playoffs appearances but was sacked after less than a year at the helm due to poor results (Bordeaux were eventually relegated that season).

In 2006 Fernández took up coaching duties with FC Istres but left after only four months when he was replaced by former player Pascal Dupraz.[4] Currently, Luis Fernández works as a pundit for beIN Sports where he provides analysis of matches involving CSKA Moscow,[5] Manchester United,[6][7] Barcelona[8], Real Madrid CF,[9], Atlético de Madrid [10], Bayern Munich[11][12],[13] Juventus Fútbol Club São Paulo,[14][15] Olympique Lyonnais[16]] and Valencia CF.[17]

26. Jay-Jay Okocha

Midfielder

Jay-Jay Okocha Career

  • : Enugu Rangers
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1990–1992: Borussia Neunkirchen: 35: (7)
  • 1992–1996: Eintracht Frankfurt: 90: (18)
  • 1996–1998: Fenerbahçe: 62: (30)
  • 1998–2002: Paris Saint-Germain: 84: (12)
  • 2002–2006: Bolton Wanderers: 124: (14)
  • 2006–2007: Qatar SC: 41: (6)
  • 2007–2008: Hull City: 18: (0)
  • Total: : 454: (89)
  • 1993–2006: Nigeria: 73: (14)

Okocha was born on August 14, 1973 in Enugu, Nigeria. He started his career with Enugu Rangers before moving to Bundesliga side Borussia Neunkirchen in 1990.

After a year at Frankfurt Okocha moved to Paris Saint-Germain where he played for eight seasons and won the Ligue 1 title twice. In 2002 Okocha signed for Bolton Wanderers and spent four years there before retiring from professional football in 2007 due to injury aged 34 years old.

Jay-Jay has since worked as a coach with Qatar SC and is currently their head of coaching staff after being appointed in December 2017.[3] Jay-Jay Okocha was a world class footballer who played for one of the biggest clubs in England. He started his career with Nigerian side Hull City, before moving to English giants Arsenal.

Jay-Jay Okocha won many trophies during his time at Arsenal, including two Premier League titles and an FA Cup. After leaving Arsenal, Jay-Jay Okocha had spells at Chelsea and Real Madrid before retiring from football in 2007. Since retirement, Jay-JAY Okocha has worked as a television pundit and ambassador for various charities around the world.

The former Nigeria international is still widely considered one of the best midfielders ever to play the game.

27. Idrissa Gueye

Midfielder

Idrissa Gueye Career

  • : Diambars
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2008: Diambars: :
  • 2008–2010: Lille B: 55: (2)
  • 2010–2015: Lille: 134: (5)
  • 2015–2016: Aston Villa: 35: (0)
  • 2016–2019: Everton: 99: (3)
  • 2019–2022: Paris Saint-Germain: 74: (6)
  • 2022–: Everton: 13: (0)
  • 2012: Senegal Olympic: 1: (0)
  • 2011–: Senegal: 99: (7)

Idrissa Gueye is a defensive midfielder for Everton and has played for Lille B in France. Gueye was born in Dakar, Senegal on September 26th 1989. At 1.74m (5'9"), Idrissa is tall but not especially imposing physically, which may help him to play as a defensive midfielder or even at center back in some cases.

After starting out with Diambars, Gueye moved to Lille B where he made 55 appearances over two seasons before moving to English side Everton in 2017.. In England, Idrisse has quickly become an important part of the team and his tenacious defending has helped keep Everton up near the top of the Premier League table this season despite their inconsistent form overall..

Despite being 33 years old now and having spent most of his career playing outside of his home country Senegal - something that he openly admits can be frustrating at times - there's no doubting that Idrisa Gana-Gueye is one talented footballer who will only continue to improve with time

28. Paul Le Guen

Midfielder

Paul Le Guen Career

  • 1971–1977: GA Landerneau
  • 1977–1982: US Pencran
  • 1982–1983: AS Brest
  • 1983–1984: Brest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1984–1989: Brest: 120: (4)
  • 1989–1991: Nantes: 76: (1)
  • 1991–1998: Paris Saint-Germain: 248: (16)
  • Total: : 444: (21)
  • 1993–1995: France: 17: (1)
  • 1998: Brittany: 1: (0)
  • 1998–2001: Rennes
  • 2002–2005: Lyon
  • 2006–2007: Rangers
  • 2007–2009: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2009–2010: Cameroon
  • 2011–2015: Oman
  • 2017–2018: Bursaspor
  • 2019–2022: Le Havre
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Paul Le Guen is a French football manager and player who most recently managed Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. He started his career at hometown club GA Landerneau before moving to AS Brest in 1982.

In 1983, he moved to Brest where he played until 1984, helping the team secure promotion to Ligue 1 in 1983 and 1984. He then signed with Marseille for £1 million and spent three seasons with the club before transferring back to France and joining Monaco for £5 million in 1988 where he stayed until 1992 when he joined Lyon as their new manager.

After two years with Lyon, Le Guen was appointed PSG manager following the departure of Jean Tigana after leading them to third place in Ligue 1 during his first season at the helm; however, they finished bottom of Ligue 2 under him the next year (1993). Despite this failure, Le Guen was given another chance by newly appointed president Leonardo Jardim but again failed to lead PSG back into top-flight action finishing sixth during his second season (1994–95).

He returned briefly to Monaco before being sacked by Jardim midway through 1995–96 after a poor start which saw them lose eight out of their opening ten games – although they did manage an impressive 3–0 victory over Barcelona on Matchday 6 which helped salvage some pride.[4] Le Guen subsequently retired from playing professional football due to injury[5] but came out of retirement in 2002[6]to sign for Nîmes Olympique as assistant coach,[7][8][9] followed by a return as assistant manager at US Créteil between 2003 and 2004 before rejoining PSG once more as head coach on 5 July 2005.[10][11] On 30 June 2009 he left PSG after six months without winning any matches.[12][13].

Paul Joseph Marie Le Guen's senior career covers only three clubs

29. Nuno Mendes

Defender

Nuno Mendes Career

  • 2011–2012: Despertar
  • 2012–2020: Sporting CP
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–2022: Sporting CP: 40: (1)
  • 2021–2022: → Paris Saint-Germain (loan): 27: (0)
  • 2022–: Paris Saint-Germain: 12: (1)
  • 2018: Portugal U16: 3: (0)
  • 2018: Portugal U17: 3: (0)
  • 2019: Portugal U18: 3: (0)
  • 2019: Portugal U19: 5: (0)
  • 2020–: Portugal U21: 4: (0)
  • 2021–: Portugal: 18: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:25, 13 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:00, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

Nuno Mendes is a 20-year-old left-back who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Mendes began his career with Despertar before signing with Sporting CP in 2021.

He has represented Portugal at youth level and was part of the side that won the European Under-19 Championship in 2018. Mendes is an aggressive defender who can also fill in as a left winger on occasion, making him an extremely versatile player both defensively and offensively.

With PSG, Mendes will be looking to help lead the club back to their former glory after they finished runners up in Ligue 1 last season. Nuno Mendes is a Portugal international and Sporting CP stalwart. He has made over 100 appearances for the club, scoring 27 goals in the process.

Mendes was loaned out to Paris Saint-Germain in 2022 where he helped them win Ligue 1 that season. Mendes is considered one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe and will be critical to Sporting CP's ambitions this season. Mendes can play anywhere across the front three and will be looking to continue his impressive goal-scoring form this season.

With Portugal set to compete at Euro 2020, expect Nuno Mendes to feature prominently on their team sheet come tournament time

30. Mauricio Pochettino

Defender

Mauricio Pochettino Career

  • : CR Unión y Cultura
  • 1986–1989: Newell's Old Boys
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1989–1994: Newell's Old Boys: 153: (8)
  • 1994–2001: Espanyol: 216: (11)
  • 2001–2003: Paris Saint-Germain: 70: (4)
  • 2003–2004: Bordeaux: 11: (1)
  • 2004: → Espanyol (loan): 21: (1)
  • 2004–2006: Espanyol: 38: (1)
  • Total: : 509: (26)
  • 1991: Argentina U20: 3: (0)
  • 1992: Argentina U23: 4: (0)
  • 1999–2002: Argentina: 20: (2)
  • 2009–2012: Espanyol
  • 2013–2014: Southampton
  • 2014–2019: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2021–2022: Paris Saint-Germain
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Mauricio Pochettino is a 50-year-old Argentine football manager and former player who currently manages Tottenham Hotspur. Pochettino played for Newell's Old Boys in the Argentinian first division before moving to England to play professionally with Southampton, Spurs, and Espanyol.

He has since managed Ajax (2007–08), Quito (2010), Southampton (2012–14), Internazionale (2014–15), and now Tottenham Hotspur. Pochettino is known for his intense coaching style which has helped him achieve success at clubs such as Southampton, Inter Milan, and Tottenham Hotspur where he has won two Premier League titles and one Champions League title.

In May 2016, he was named Manager of the Year by The Football Association after leading Spurs to their fourth consecutive top-four finish in English football league competition.[3] Mauricio Pochettino was born on 2 March 1972 in Murphy, Argentina[1]. He started playing football at age five for local side Club Atlético Central Murcia[2], before joining CR Unión y Cultura aged 16.[1] After impressing during trials,[1] Newell's Old Boys signed him up in 1989.[2] There he would make 153 appearances over eight seasons between 1989–1994 scoring 8 goals.[3][4] On 24 November 2013 it was announced that Mauricio Pochettino had been appointed head coach of Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax Amsterdam succeeding Frank de Boer who departed due to managerial commitments with the Netherlands national team ahead of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Gibraltar and Andorra later that month[5].

His tenure ended three months later on 15 January 2014 following a 1--0 home loss against PSV Eindhoven which eliminated Ajax from European competition after they reached the group stage twice within three years under De Boer’s management including reaching the Europa League Final in 2011 losing out to Liverpool FC 3--1 after extra time; this led some sections of media [including Sport24 journalist Matt Scott who labelled De Boer “the best technical coach never to win anything major” while conceding: "PochettINO will no doubt get results - but can he bring stability? That remains very much an open question"] dubbing his tenure as unsuccessful despite winning 42% of all games played,[6][7][8]; nevertheless many pundits

31. Mario Yepes

Defender

Mario Yepes Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1994–1997: Cortuluá: 76: (7)
  • 1997–1999: Deportivo Cali: 93: (11)
  • 1999–2002: River Plate: 76: (6)
  • 2002–2004: Nantes: 73: (2)
  • 2004–2008: Paris Saint-Germain: 115: (8)
  • 2008–2010: Chievo: 63: (1)
  • 2010–2013: Milan: 38: (1)
  • 2013–2014: Atalanta: 24: (0)
  • 2014–2015: San Lorenzo: 31: (0)
  • Total: : 580: (36)
  • 1999–2014: Colombia: 102: (6)
  • 2016–2017: Deportivo Cali

Mario Yepes is a centre back who has played for several teams, including Cortuluá and Deportivo Cali. He was born in 1976 in Cali, Colombia and started his senior career with Cortuluá in 1994.

Afterward he moved to River Plate where he stayed for six seasons before join Nantes in 2002. In 2004, Yepes joined Paris Saint-Germain where he remained until 2008 when he retired from professional football at the age of 33 due to injury problems.

Since retirement, Mario Yepes has worked as a television pundit and ambassador for various charities around the world Yepes was born in Cali, Colombia on February 10th, 1984. Yepes started playing football at a very young age and progressed through the ranks of his local club Atlético Junior.

He made his professional debut with Chievo in 2001 and went on to make 63 appearances for them over the course of six seasons before joining Milan in 2007. Yepes spent three years with Milan, making 38 appearances before returning to Serie A with Atalanta in 2013 where he managed 24 appearances over two seasons before signing for San Lorenzo in 2014.

Mario Yepes represented Colombia at both the U-20 and senior levels and won the Copa América title with the latter outfit in 2001, becoming their first ever international trophy winner.

32. Blaise Matuidi

Midfielder

Blaise Matuidi Career

  • 1993–1998: US Fontenay-sous-Bois
  • 1998–2001: CO Vincennes
  • 2000–2003: INF Clairefontaine
  • 2001–2004: Créteil
  • 2004–2005: Troyes
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2007: Troyes: 67: (4)
  • 2007–2011: Saint-Étienne: 132: (3)
  • 2011–2017: Paris Saint-Germain: 203: (23)
  • 2017–2020: Juventus: 98: (6)
  • 2020–2021: Inter Miami: 47: (2)
  • Total: : 547: (38)
  • 2006–2007: France U19: 9: (0)
  • 2006–2009: France U21: 25: (0)
  • 2010–2019: France: 84: (9)

Matuidi is a midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain and has played for them since 2007. He started his career at US Fontenay-sous-Bois before moving to CO Vincennes, INF Clairefontaine and then Troyes.

Matuidi made his breakthrough with Saint-Étienne in 2004 where he helped the club win promotion to Ligue 1. After three seasons with Saint-Étienne, Matuidi moved on to join PSG in 2007 and has since become an important part of their squad winning French cups in 2011 and 2012 as well as the Champions League in 2014–15 season.

Blaise Matuidi is a French midfielder who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He has represented France at international level, winning the World Cup in 2018 and UEFA European Championship in 2016. Outside of football, Blaise Matuidi is an ambassador for UNICEF and helps to promote awareness of child rights issues. In addition to his club career, he also played for Juventus between 2017-2020 before joining Inter Miami on a two year deal in 2020-21.

Blessed with great passing ability and strong work rate off the ball, Matuidi will be key player as PSG mount another assault on La Liga champions Barcelona this season

33. Leandro Paredes

Midfielder

Leandro Paredes Career

  • 2002–2010: Boca Juniors
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2015: Boca Juniors: 28: (5)
  • 2014: → Chievo (loan): 1: (0)
  • 2014–2015: → Roma (loan): 10: (1)
  • 2015–2017: Roma: 27: (3)
  • 2015–2016: → Empoli (loan): 33: (2)
  • 2017–2019: Zenit Saint Petersburg: 43: (7)
  • 2019–: Paris Saint-Germain: 72: (2)
  • 2022–: → Juventus (loan): 11: (0)
  • 2011: Argentina U17: 6: (2)
  • 2017–: Argentina: 51: (4)

Leandro Paredes is a 28-year-old Argentine defender who currently plays for Juventus on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. Paredes began his career at Boca Juniors, before moving to Roma and then Chievo in the Italian Serie A during his time as a professional footballer.

Paredes has represented Argentina at youth international level, making one appearance for the country's U20 side in 2016. Leandro Paredes is predominantly an attacking midfielder but can also play as a center back or defensive midfielder if needed; he is known for being very physical and strong in the tackle and possesses good passing ability and vision on the ball.

With Juventus appearing likely to retain their Serie A title this season, it remains to be seen whether or not Leandro Paredes will remain with the club beyond this term - although there appears to be potential interest from other top European sides should that situation arise.

34. Alain Roche

Defender

Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1985–1989: Bordeaux: 131: (5)
  • 1989–1990: Marseille: 27: (0)
  • 1990–1992: Auxerre: 76: (7)
  • 1992–1998: Paris Saint-Germain: 193: (10)
  • 1998–2000: Valencia: 34: (1)
  • 2000–2002: Stade de Reims: 58: (2)
  • Total: : 519: (25)
  • 1988–1996: France: 25: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Alain Roche is a French defender who played for Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Valencia and Galatasaray in the Premier League. He started his career at hometown club Brive-la-Gaillarde before joining Nottingham Forest in 1987.

Over the next few years he made over 150 appearances for the club, helping them to promotion from Division Two in 1990–91 and FA Cup triumphs in 1991 and 1992. He joined Aston Villa shortly after their relegation from the top flight but was unable to prevent them from being relegated again two seasons later.

He then moved on to Valencia where he won La Liga twice (1995, 1996) as well as Copa del Rey (1997). In 2001 Alain Roche joined Turkish side Galatasaray where he helped them win back-to-back league titles (2002–03, 2003–04), Turkish Super Lig (2004), UEFA Champions League (2005), and Intercontinental Cup (2006).He retired at the end of 2006–07 season with 305 matches played overall.[2] Roche represented France national team at under-21 level[3] before making his debut senior level against Romania on 16 November 1988.[1] He has since earned 43 caps[3], playing mostly during Euro 2000 qualifying campaign,[4] 2002 World Cup qualification,[5][6] 2004 European Championship,[7][8][9](as captain)[10], 2006 World Cup qualification,[11].

His last international appearance came 1 June 2009 against Sweden.[12] Roche also had spells coaching FC Metz youth squad between 2007 and 2011 before returning to football management with Girondins de Bordeaux reserve team between 2012 and 2013.[13][14][15][/listing][/column]] Senior competitive games only

35. Ludovic Giuly

Midfielder

Ludovic Giuly Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1994–1998: Lyon: 100: (21)
  • 1998–2004: Monaco: 184: (47)
  • 2004–2007: Barcelona: 85: (19)
  • 2007–2008: Roma: 32: (6)
  • 2008–2011: Paris Saint-Germain: 100: (16)
  • 2011–2012: Monaco: 27: (3)
  • 2012–2013: Lorient: 17: (1)
  • 2013–2016: Monts d'Or Azergues: 36: (15)
  • Total: : 581: (128)
  • 2000–2005: France: 17: (3)
  • 2011: Corsica: 1: (0)
  • 2019–2020: Monaco B (assistant)
  • 2022–: Lyon (assistant)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ludovic Giuly was born on July 10, 1976 in Lyon, France. Luduci Giuly started his senior career with Lyon in 1994 and played 100 games for the club over two seasons before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in 1998.

At PSG, Ludovic Giuly won three Ligue 1 titles (2000–02, 2002–03, 2003–04) and the Coupe de France in 2001. He also helped the club reach the UEFA Champions League final in 2002 but they lost 2-1 to Valencia CF.

After leaving PSG at the end of 2006 season, Ludovic Giuly spent time out of football before coming back as assistant manager with Lyon ahead of their 2014/15 campaign. On October 14th 2017 it was announced that Ludovic Giuly had left his position as assistant manager at Lyon after eight years with the team.[3] Ludovic Giully is currently a director at French side AS Monaco FC.[4]

36. Mauro Icardi

Forward

Mauro Icardi Career

  • 2002–2008: Vecindario
  • 2008–2011: Barcelona
  • 2011–2012: Sampdoria
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2013: Sampdoria: 33: (11)
  • 2013–2020: Inter Milan: 219: (124)
  • 2019–2020: → Paris Saint-Germain (loan): 20: (12)
  • 2020–: Paris Saint-Germain: 44: (11)
  • 2022–: → Galatasaray (loan): 7: (5)
  • 2012–2013: Argentina U20: 5: (3)
  • 2013–2018: Argentina: 8: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:17, 12 November 2022 (UTC)

Mauro Icardi is a talented and experienced striker who has played for several top clubs in Europe. In 2018, he joined Inter Milan on a permanent deal from Paris Saint-Germain.

He has been prolific in his career, scoring over 100 goals for club and country. Mauro Icardi is currently on loan at Galatasaray from PSG and is expected to return to the French side later this season.

Mauro Icardi was born in Rosario, Argentina but grew up playing football in Italy before moving to France to play for PSG aged 19 years old. He made his professional debut with Boca Juniors aged 17 years old before joining River Plate aged 20 years old where he won the Argentine Primera Division title in 2013/14 season Mauro Icardi is a professional footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain.

Mauro Icardi has been with Inter Milan since 2013, and he has had some success at the club; he was Serie A Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017. Mauro Icardi was also named captain of Argentina's national team in 2018, and he went on to make 8 appearances for his country over that period. Mauro Icardi is known as an accomplished goalscorer - he has scored 124 league goals in 219 apps for Inter Milan alone, which makes him one of the most successful strikers in Italian football history.

In October 2020, Mauro Icardi joined French side PSG on loan until June 2022; this move reunited him with former Inter boss Luciano Spalletti, who had previously coached him while they were both at Palermo back in 2012/13 season...

37. Adrien Rabiot

Midfielder

Adrien Rabiot Career

  • 2001–2003: Créteil
  • 2003–2004: Alfortville
  • 2004–2008: Créteil
  • 2008: Manchester City
  • 2008–2009: Pau FC
  • 2009–2010: Pôle Espoirs
  • 2010–2012: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2014: Paris Saint-Germain II: 9: (0)
  • 2012–2019: Paris Saint-Germain: 150: (13)
  • 2013: → Toulouse II (loan): 2: (1)
  • 2013: → Toulouse (loan): 13: (1)
  • 2019–: Juventus: 107: (8)
  • 2010: France U16: 2: (0)
  • 2011–2012: France U17: 5: (0)
  • 2012: France U18: 1: (1)
  • 2012–2013: France U19: 20: (4)
  • 2014: France U20: 6: (0)
  • 2013–2016: France U21: 19: (2)
  • 2016–: France: 35: (3)

Rabiot is a central midfielder for Juventus, and has been with the club since 2010. Rabiot started his career at Créteil before moving to Manchester City in 2008.

He joined PSG two years later, where he made over 100 appearances before joining Juventus in 2018. Rabiot has represented France at U-17, U-20, and U-21 level throughout his youth career.

His strong performances for PSG led to him being called up to the French national team in 2017, where he played against Portugal and Spain . Rabiot is known as an excellent passer of the ball who can create chances for teammates from midfield or further up the pitch; this was particularly evident during Juve's 2018/19 Serie A title campaign..

Rabiot is a versatile midfielder who can play in both central and attacking midfield positions. Rabiot made his professional debut with Paris Saint-Germain II in 2012, and has since played for PSG's senior team as well as loan clubs Toulouse II and Toulouse. Rabiot was selected for the France U21 squad in 2013, before making his full international debut in 2014.

He has since been capped 35 times by his country. Rabiot is known for his ball control and passing ability, which have seen him score goals and create chances for teammates throughout his career thus far. With over 130 appearances to date, Adrien Rabiot is one of the most experienced players at PSG and should continue to feature prominently under new coach Thomas Tuchel next season

38. Sergio Ramos

Defender

Sergio Ramos Career

Ramos was born in Camas, Spain on March 30th 1986. Ramos began his career with local side Casa del Fútbol Camas before moving to Sevilla in 2003. After helping Sevilla win the UEFA Cup and Copa Del Rey in 2004 and 2005 respectively, Real Madrid signed him in 2006 for a then world record fee of £27 million.

Ramos has since made over 470 appearances for Los Merengues and is renowned as one of the finest defenders of his generation. He won two La Liga titles (2009–10, 2011–12) as well as the Copa Del Rey (2014), Supercopa de España (2011), Champions League (2013), Spanish Supercup (2012) and European Championship (2008).

In 2018 he captained Madrid to their tenth European crown – their fourth consecutive – beating Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate after playing an instrumental role throughout the competition; this led to him being named both player of the year and captain of Europe's best team at the Ballon d'Or Awards ceremony later that month..

On July 1st 2019, it was announced that Ramos would join Paris Saint-Germain ahead of season 2020/21.[3]

39. Pablo Sarabia

Midfielder

Pablo Sarabia Career

  • 2000–2004: EFMO Boadilla
  • 2004–2009: Real Madrid
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2011: Real Madrid B: 49: (15)
  • 2010: Real Madrid: 0: (0)
  • 2011–2016: Getafe: 131: (10)
  • 2016–2019: Sevilla: 101: (26)
  • 2019–: Paris Saint-Germain: 64: (11)
  • 2021–2022: → Sporting CP (loan): 29: (15)
  • 2008: Spain U16: 3: (2)
  • 2008–2009: Spain U17: 20: (5)
  • 2010: Spain U18: 2: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Spain U19: 16: (8)
  • 2011–2014: Spain U21: 22: (4)
  • 2019–: Spain: 26: (9)

Pablo Sarabia is a Spanish attacking midfielder who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He made his senior debut with Getafe in 2009 and has since played 131 matches for the club, scoring 10 goals.

Sarabia was linked with moves to some of Europe's biggest clubs during the January transfer window, but eventually signed a new contract with PSG. The 30-year-old has been a regular starter for France under manager Didier Deschamps and was recently named in their squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Sarabia is known as an excellent dribbler and passer and is often involved in creating chances for his teammates; he also possesses good shooting skills from distance. As well as playing domestically, Sarabia has represented Spain at youth level on several occasions, including at both U21 and U23 levels

40. Gabriel Heinze

Defender

Gabriel Heinze Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1996–1997: Newell's Old Boys: 8: (0)
  • 1997–2001: Valladolid: 54: (1)
  • 1998–1999: → Sporting CP (loan): 5: (1)
  • 2001–2004: Paris Saint-Germain: 99: (4)
  • 2004–2007: Manchester United: 52: (1)
  • 2007–2009: Real Madrid: 44: (3)
  • 2009–2011: Marseille: 58: (7)
  • 2011–2012: Roma: 30: (0)
  • 2012–2014: Newell's Old Boys: 54: (3)
  • Total: : 404: (20)
  • 2004: Argentina Olympic: 6: (1)
  • 2003–2010: Argentina: 72: (3)
  • 2015: Godoy Cruz
  • 2016–2017: Argentinos Juniors
  • 2017–2020: Vélez Sarsfield
  • 2020–2021: Atlanta United
  • 2023–: Newell's Old Boys

Gabriel Heinze is a defender who has played for several teams including Newell's Old Boys, Valladolid, Sporting CP and Manchester United. Gabriel Heinze made his senior debut in 1996 with Newell's Old Boys before spending four years at Spanish side Paris Saint-Germain.

He signed for Manchester United in 2007 and helped the team win three Premier League titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In January 2012, he joined Marseille on loan until the end of the season where they were crowned Ligue 1 champions. The following year he moved back to Madrid but was released by Real Madrid at the end of the 2013–14 season having made just 29 appearances for them over two seasons combined..

After being without a club since leaving Real Madrid, Gabriel Heinze rejoined former club Newell's Old Boys on 31 August 2015.[1] Heinze announced his retirement from professional football after playing his final match with Newell’s Old Boys against Club Atletico Rafaela on 3 December 2017 aged 43 years old.[2]

41. Danilo Pereira

Midfielder

Danilo Pereira Career

  • 1999–2005: Arsenal 72
  • 2005–2008: Estoril
  • 2008–2010: Benfica
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2013: Parma: 5: (0)
  • 2011: → Aris (loan): 5: (2)
  • 2012–2013: → Roda (loan): 31: (1)
  • 2013–2015: Marítimo: 57: (4)
  • 2015–2021: Porto: 135: (15)
  • 2020–2021: → Paris Saint-Germain (loan): 23: (2)
  • 2021–: Paris Saint-Germain: 39: (6)
  • 2009: Portugal U18: 5: (1)
  • 2009–2010: Portugal U19: 17: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Portugal U20: 19: (3)
  • 2012: Portugal U21: 3: (0)
  • 2015–: Portugal: 64: (2)

Danilo Pereira is a 31-year old defensive midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain. He started his career at Arsenal, playing for them from 1999 to 2005. After leaving Arsenal, he joined Estoril before moving to Benfica in 2008.

In 2010, he signed with Parma and played there until 2013 when he moved to Aris on loan (where he stayed until 2017). Danilo Pereira was born in Guinea-Bissau but has Portuguese citizenship and represents Portugal internationally Danilo Pereira is a versatile midfielder who has played for both club and country.

He made his debut for Portugal in 2009, playing at the age of 18. Danilo went on to represent Portugal at UEFA Euro 2016 where they won the tournament. In 2019 he helped Portugal win the UEFA Nations League title, their first major trophy since 2010. Danilo signed for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021 and is set to continue his international career with them until 2021

42. Keylor Navas

Goalkeeper

Keylor Navas Career

Keylor Navas is a goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain and he has played for them since 2012. Keylor Navas started his career at Saprissa in Costa Rica before moving to Albacete in Spain.

He made his Champions League debut in 2010 and has been a regular member of the PSG team ever since, winning the title in 2018. Keilor Navas was named the best goalkeeper at the 2017–18 season's Ligue 1 Awards Ceremony and was also voted as PSG's Player of The Year that same year by fans across Europe.

In 2019, Keylor Navas led PSG to their second consecutive French Cup victory and fourth overall cup title – becoming just the third player (after Zinedine Zidane & Carlo Ancelotti) to achieve this feat with two different clubs.[4] On 8 July 2020, it was announced that Keylor Navas had signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2022.[5]

43. David Luiz

Defender

David Luiz Career

  • 1999–2001: São Paulo
  • 2001–2005: Vitória
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2007: Vitória: 52: (2)
  • 2007: → Benfica (loan): 10: (0)
  • 2007–2011: Benfica: 72: (4)
  • 2011–2014: Chelsea: 81: (6)
  • 2014–2016: Paris Saint-Germain: 56: (3)
  • 2016–2019: Chelsea: 79: (5)
  • 2019–2021: Arsenal: 53: (3)
  • 2021–: Flamengo: 36: (0)
  • 2007: Brazil U20: 2: (0)
  • 2010–2017: Brazil: 57: (3)

David Luiz is a Brazilian central defender who has played for Chelsea and Flamengo. He was born in Diadema, Brazil on April 22nd 1987. David started his career at São Paulo before moving to Vitória in 2006.

In 2007 he joined Chelsea where he made over 150 appearances until leaving the club in 2017. David rejoined Flamengo in 2018 and has since made 27 appearances for them David Luiz is a Brazilian defender who has played for Chelsea and PSG.

2. He was part of the Brazil team that finished third at the Confederations Cup in 2013. 3. David Luiz joined Benfica on loan in 2007, before moving to Chelsea two years later. 4. In 2017, he rejoined his former club Benfica on a permanent deal.

5. At international level, David Luiz made 57 appearances for Brazil between 2010 and 2017

44. Nordi Mukiele

Defender

Nordi Mukiele Career

  • 2004–2013: Paris FC
  • 2013–2014: Laval
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2016: Laval B: 24: (1)
  • 2014–2017: Laval: 34: (2)
  • 2017–2018: Montpellier: 50: (0)
  • 2017: Montpellier B: 1: (0)
  • 2018–2022: RB Leipzig: 100: (8)
  • 2022–: Paris Saint-Germain: 15: (0)
  • 2015: France U18: 2: (0)
  • 2016: France U19: 1: (0)
  • 2016–2017: France U20: 6: (0)
  • 2017–2019: France U21: 6: (0)
  • 2021–: France: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:52, 1 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 7 September 2021

Nordi Mukiele is a French defender who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He made his professional debut with Paris FC in the 2013–14 season and has since played for Laval, RB Leipzig and PSG.

Nordi Mukiele has represented France at various youth levels but has yet to make an appearance for the senior side. Nordi Mukiele is a French-born player who has played for several clubs in Europe. He first came to prominence at Laval, playing 24 games over two seasons before moving to Montpellier in 2017.

Nordi was part of the side that won promotion from Ligue 2 in his first year with them and also made an appearance for France U20s. In 2018, he moved to RB Leipzig where he has quickly become a regular starter and been awarded with international recognition, having represented France at various youth levels including the under-20 team which reached the semi-finals of the World Cup last year.

Nordi is comfortable at both attacking midfield and forward positions, but it is his work rate off the ball which has seen him be so successful; his tireless running leads to plenty of opportunities for teammates as well as creating chances himself on occasions. With 82 Bundesliga appearances already under his belt, Nordi will be looking to help RB Leipzig win their fourth consecutive title this season - anything less would see him depart prematurely due to UEFA's rule stating no players can sign new contracts until after their current one expires

45. Yohan Cabaye

Midfielder

Yohan Cabaye Career

  • 1992–1998: US Tourcoing
  • 1998–2004: Lille
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2011: Lille: 191: (31)
  • 2011–2014: Newcastle United: 79: (17)
  • 2014–2015: Paris Saint-Germain: 39: (1)
  • 2015–2018: Crystal Palace: 96: (9)
  • 2018–2019: Al-Nasr: 13: (1)
  • 2019–2020: Saint-Étienne: 15: (0)
  • Total: : 433: (59)
  • 2004–2005: France U19: 12: (2)
  • 2006–2008: France U21: 16: (3)
  • 2010–2016: France: 48: (4)

Yohan Cabaye is a French midfielder who most recently played for Paris Saint-Germain. Cabaye started his career with US Tourcoing before moving to Lille in 2004.

He spent six years at the club before joining Newcastle United in 2011. In 2014, Cabaye moved to PSG and has since been an important part of their squad, helping them win Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France in 2015.

Yohan Cabaye was born on January 14th 1986 in Tourcoing, France.[5] He began playing football at a young age and made his senior debut for Lille in 2004 aged just 18 years old. After six seasons with Lille, Cabaye joined Newcastle United on a free transfer in 2011 where he would spend three successful seasons as captain of their reserve team before making his first team debut under Alan Pardew during the 2013–14 season against West Ham United Fc..[6] On August 31st 2014 it was announced that Yohan had signed forParis Saint Germainfor €50 million (£42million).[7][8] At 30 years old this marked one of the largest transfers ever made by an English side.[9][10] Having helped PSG win both the French league title and cup Winners' Cup during his time there,[11][12], after only two seasons with Paris Saint Germainand 323 total appearances over ten clubs;[13] including Stoke City (on loan) fromNewcastleUnitedin 2016,[14];he departedPSGsquadin 2017to join Crystal Palace ona free transfer.(age 33)[15])

46. Ezequiel Lavezzi

Forward

Ezequiel Lavezzi Career

  • 1997–2000: Coronel Aguirre
  • 2000–2001: Boca Juniors
  • 2001–2003: Estudiantes
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2003–2004: Estudiantes: 39: (17)
  • 2004–2007: San Lorenzo: 84: (25)
  • 2007–2012: Napoli: 156: (38)
  • 2012–2016: Paris Saint-Germain: 107: (22)
  • 2016–2019: Hebei China Fortune: 74: (35)
  • Total: : 460: (137)
  • 2005: Argentina U20: 7: (1)
  • 2008: Argentina Olympic: 10: (9)
  • 2007–2016: Argentina: 51: (9)

Ezequiel Lavezzi is a talented Argentine forward who has spent most of his career playing for Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain. He started out with Coronel Aguirre before moving to Boca Juniors in 2001.

Lavezzi was one of the leading scorers in Serie A during his time at San Lorenzo, helping them win the championship in 2007. After leaving San Lorenzo, he joined Naples where he won two titles and played 166 games over three seasons - including Euro 2012 qualifying matches -before signing for PSG in 2016.

Ezequiel Lavezzi is an allrounder who can play as a striker or on the wing, making him extremely versatile and dangerous on the pitch. Lavezzi is known for his technical ability, excellent shooting skills and trademark volleys from long range; he also has good heading ability and acceleration which makes him very difficult to defend against..

47. Carlos Soler

Midfielder

Carlos Soler Career

  • 2001–2005: Bonrepòs
  • 2005–2015: Valencia
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2016: Valencia B: 39: (3)
  • 2016–2022: Valencia: 182: (31)
  • 2022–: Paris Saint-Germain: 9: (2)
  • 2016: Spain U19: 3: (0)
  • 2017–2019: Spain U21: 20: (4)
  • 2021: Spain Olympic: 7: (1)
  • 2021–: Spain: 14: (4)

Carlos Soler is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He has previously played for Valencia, where he made over 150 appearances in all competitions.

Carlos Soler was born on 2 January 1997 in Valencia, Spain. At just 26 years of age, Carlos Soler is still young and has plenty of time to achieve even greater things in his career.

Carlos Soler predominantly plays as a midfielder for PSG but can also be used as an attacking midfielder or striker if needed. His impressive performances at Valencia have seen him attract the interest of some of Europe's top clubs including Chelsea and Barcelona among others, but he has so far remained loyal to PSG whom he joined in 2017/18 season from Valencia FC.[3] In 2018/19 season, CarlosSolero helped PSG win Ligue 1 title against Monaco with 4 goals and 3 assists.[4] On 25th May 2019,[5],he scored the winning goal against Liverpool during UEFA Champions League Round of 16 which led PSG through to Quarter Finals where they were eventually eliminated by Barcelona after losing both legs[6].

48. Mustapha Dahleb

Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1969–1974: Sedan: 4: (0)
  • 1971–1973: → CR Belouizdad: 20: (12)
  • 1974–1984: Paris Saint-Germain: 268: (85)
  • 1984–1985: Nice: 19: (3)
  • Total: : 383: (131)
  • 1971–1983: Algeria: 20: (6)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Mustapha Dahleb was born in Béjaïa, Algeria on 8 February 1952. He began his career with Algerian side MC Alger before moving to French club Reims in 1975.

Dahleb spent the next six seasons at Reims before joining Marseille in 1981 for a fee of £1 million (£6 million today). At Marseille, he won two Ligue 1 titles and one Coupe de France trophy during his time there.

Dahleb retired from professional football following the conclusion of the 1988–89 season after representing France 63 times between 1976 and 1988 (including 20 appearances at the 1982 World Cup). In 2004, he was voted into the French Football Hall of Fame alongside Zinedine Zidane and Michel Platini .

Since retirement, Mustapha has worked as a television pundit . He is currently vice-president of Racing 92 FC , where he also served as president from 2006 to 2010

49. Julian Draxler

Forward

Julian Draxler Career

  • 1998–2000: BV Rentfort
  • 2000–2001: SSV Buer 07/28
  • 2001–2011: Schalke 04
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2015: Schalke 04: 119: (18)
  • 2015–2016: VfL Wolfsburg: 34: (5)
  • 2017–: Paris Saint-Germain: 131: (17)
  • 2022–: → Benfica (loan): 7: (1)
  • 2010–2011: Germany U18: 8: (1)
  • 2011: Germany U19: 2: (1)
  • 2011: Germany U21: 1: (1)
  • 2012–: Germany: 58: (7)

Julian Draxler is a German attacking midfielder who currently plays for Benfica on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. Draxler made his professional debut with Schalke 04 in 2011 and has since spent time at several other clubs, most notably PSG where he won Ligue 1 and the French cup during his two seasons there.

He was part of Germany's squad that competed at the 2014 World Cup, but did not feature in any matches as they were eliminated in the group stage. Draxler has been capped 41 times by Germany, scoring 5 goals.[4] He is known for his speed and dribbling skills which have seen him labelled one of Europe's best midfielders up to date[citation needed].

Julian Draxler is married to model Aleksandra Kostic and they have one child together.[5] Julian Draxler is a versatile midfielder who can play in various positions on the pitch. Julian Draxler has been playing for Schalke 04 since 2011 and has had success at both club level and international level. He was part of the German squad that won the World Cup in 2014, as well as helping them to win the Confederations Cup in 2017.

In 2020, he will move abroad for a season when he joins Benfica on loan from PSG.

50. Warren Zaïre-Emery

Warren Zaïre-Emery Career

  • 2011–2014: Aubervilliers
  • 2014–: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2022–: Paris Saint-Germain: 5: (0)
  • 2021: France U16: 2: (0)
  • 2022–: France U17: 9: (2)
  • 2022–: France U18: 2: (0)
  • 2022–: France U19: 3: (0)

Warren Zaïre-Emery was born on March 8th 2006 in Montreuil, France. He began his career with Aubervilliers before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2014. Warren is an attacking midfielder and has made over 100 appearances for PSG since making his debut at the age of 16.

Warren has represented France at youth level and is likely to be called up by Didier Deschamps soon into senior international footballing duties. Warren Zaïre-Emery was born in France on 9th July 1997. He started his football career playing for hometown club Paris Saint Germain youth teams where he made a name for himself as one of the brightest prospects in French football.

After impressing with PSG, Warren signed a professional contract with Ligue 1 side FC Metz and spent two seasons there before being loaned to fellow Ligue 1 side Tours during the 2017/2018 season. Following his successful spell at Tours, Warren joined newly promoted Ligue 2 side CA Bastia on an initial six-month loan deal and has since enjoyed a fruitful time at the Corsica based club scoring 5 goals in 10 matches so far this season.

Warren is eligible to represent both France U16s and U17s but opted to play for France's Under 18's instead due to their involvement in UEFA European Championships that year which he helped win.

51. Mamadou Sakho

Defender

Mamadou Sakho Career

  • 1996–2002: Paris FC
  • 2002–2007: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2013: Paris Saint-Germain: 151: (7)
  • 2013–2017: Liverpool: 56: (2)
  • 2017: → Crystal Palace (loan): 8: (0)
  • 2017–2021: Crystal Palace: 64: (1)
  • 2021–: Montpellier: 32: (1)
  • 2005–2006: France U16: 7: (1)
  • 2006–2007: France U17: 5: (0)
  • 2007–2008: France U18: 3: (0)
  • 2008–2009: France U19: 4: (0)
  • 2008–2010: France U21: 15: (1)
  • 2010–2018: France: 29: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:19, 22 August 2022 (UTC)

Mamadou Sakho is a French international centre back who currently plays for Montpellier. Mamadou Sakho made his professional debut with Paris FC in 1996 at the age of 17 and went on to make over 200 appearances for the club before joining PSG in 2002.

Sakho was part of the France team that finished runners-up at UEFA Euro 2008, making him one of Les Bleus' most experienced players. He also played at UEFA Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014. In January 2017, it was announced that Liverpool had signed Sakho from PSG on a season long loan deal worth £16 million.[5] After making only five appearances for Liverpool due to injury, Sakho was loaned out once again to Crystal Palace in August 2018.[6] On 5 September 2018, he scored his first goal for Palace in a 2–0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion,[7] which ended Palace's eight-game winless streak.[8][9]

Final Words

. . Paris Saint-Germain Football Club is one of the most iconic and successful clubs in French football. The club has a long history, which started with its establishment in 1970.

PSG has won many titles, including Ligue 1 13 times, Coupe de France 7 times and Champions League 4 times. Some of the best players to have played for PSG include Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry and David Beckham.

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