2012–13 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. season

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Paris Saint-Germain
2012–13 season
President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
Stadium Parc des Princes
Ligue 1 1st
Coupe de France Quarter-finals
Coupe de la Ligue Quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (30)
All:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (35)
Highest home attendance 46,132 vs Barcelona (4 August 2012)
Lowest home attendance 38,102 vs Lorient (11 August 2012)
Average home league attendance 41,799
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 season was French football club Paris Saint-Germain's 40th professional season, their 40th season in Ligue 1 and their 39th consecutive season in French top-flight. The club was managed by Carlo Ancelotti.

Qatar Investment Authority continued to provide the club with the financial means to become one of Europe's best clubs. Star players such as Ezequiel Lavezzi, Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimović arrived in the summer. On 31 January 2013, Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of star English midfielder David Beckham.[1]

On 12 May, Paris Saint-Germain won the title after a 1–0 away win against Lyon, their third title and first since 1994.[2][3][4][5]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

French teams are limited to four players without EU citizenship. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country. Also, players from the ACP countries — countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement — are not counted against non-EU quotas due to the Kolpak ruling.

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK France N. Douchez 33 EU 2011 11 0 2014 Free
2 DF Brazil T. Silva 28 Non-EU 2012 0 0 2017 €42M
3 DF France M. Sakho (Vice-Captain) 23 EU 2007 173 5 2014 Youth system Second nationality: Senegal
4 MF Mali M. Sissoko 28 EU 2011 30 2 2014 €7M Second nationality: France
5 DF Ivory Coast S. Tiéné 31 EU 2010 71 1 2013 €1.5M
6 DF France Z. Camara 34 EU 2007 192 5 2013 €6M Second nationality: Senegal
7 MF France J. Ménez 26 EU 2011 46 9 2014 €8M
8 FW France P. Luyindula 34 EU 2007 174 37 2013 €4M Second nationality: DR Congo
9 FW France G. Hoarau 29 EU 2008 153 54 2013 €0.5M
10 MF Brazil Nenê 31 EU 2010 102 47 2013 €5M Second nationality: Spain
11 FW Argentina E. Lavezzi 28 EU 2012 2 0 2016 €26M Second nationality: Italy
12 MF France M. Bodmer 30 EU 2010 85 13 2013 €2.5M
13 DF Brazil Alex 30 Non-EU 2012 20 2 2015 €5M
14 MF France B. Matuidi 26 EU 2011 39 1 2014 €8M Second nationality: Angola
15 DF Uruguay D. Lugano 32 EU 2011 21 1 2014 €3M Second nationality: Italy
16 GK France A. Areola 20 EU 2009 0 0 2016 Youth system Second nationality: Philippines
17 DF Brazil Maxwell 31 Non-EU 2012 19 1 2015 €3.5M
18 FW Sweden Z. Ibrahimović 31 EU 2012 3 4 2015 €20M Second nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina
19 FW France K. Gameiro 26 EU 2011 48 14 2015 €11M Second nationality: Portugal
20 MF France C. Chantôme 25 EU 2006 190 8 2015 Youth system
22 DF France S. Armand 32 EU 2004 323 10 2013 €5M
23 DF Netherlands G. Van der Wiel 25 EU 2012 0 0 2016 €6M
24 MF Italy M. Verratti 20 EU 2012 4 0 2017 €11M
25 MF France A. Rabiot 18 EU 2012 2 0 2015 Youth system
26 MF France C. Jallet (captain) 29 EU 2009 143 9 2015 €2.5M
27 MF Argentina J. Pastore 23 EU 2011 46 16 2016 €42M Second nationality: Italy
28 MF Italy T. Motta 30 EU 2012 18 2 2015 €11.5M Second nationality: Brasil
29 MF Brazil L. Moura 20 Non-EU 2012 0 0 2017 €40M
30 GK Italy S. Sirigu 26 EU 2011 44 0 2015 €3.9M
31 FW Haiti J. Maurice 26 EU 2008 53 4 2013 Youth system Loaned to Le Mans all season
32 DF France L. Landre 21 EU 2011 2 0 2014 Youth system Loaned to Gazélec Ajaccio all season
40 GK France R. Le Crom 38 EU 2012 0 0 2013 Free
FW France J. Bahebeck 20 EU 2011 28 3 2014 Youth system Loaned to Troyes all season
MF France N. Kebano 21 EU 2010 9 1 2016 Youth system Loaned to Caen all season

Transfers Summary[edit]

PSG signalled their intent to become one of Europe's biggest clubs in the summer transfer window, spending nearly €30 million acquiring one of Serie A's biggest stars in Ezequiel Lavezzi, who was handed the number 11 shirt. Upon signing he revealed that he had the "opportunity here to express myself at a club that's on the rise and that will continue to make steps forward. I have the chance to win titles here and I want to play a part in future successes."[6]

Ibrahimović unveiled by Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo (right)

On 13 July, reports emerged in France and Italy that Serie A giants AC Milan had accepted a €62 million double deal from PSG for both Brazilian international Thiago Silva and Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimović.[7] On 15 July the Thiago Silva deal was confirmed by the club, and 2 days later PSG director Leonardo confirmed that Ibrahimović was "now a PSG player."[8] A press conference was called at 3pm local time the following day where Ibrahimović was officially unveiled to the press. Upon his arrival, "Ibra" revealed that completing the move was "a dream come true" and that at PSG he is "here to make history and enjoy all the trophies we bring home."[9]

PSG took their spending beyond the €100 million mark by signing highly rated Italian youngster Marco Verratti for around €10 million. The 19-year-old, rated as one of Europe's best young playmakers, was handed the number 24 shirt and linked up with fellow Italians Salvatore Sirigu and Thiago Motta.[10]

On 8 August, PSG broke their transfer record, and the Ligue 1 transfer record, after signing Brazilian Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva, also known as Lucas Moura. The mega signing was rumoured to be in the region of €45 million (around £35 million), €3 million more than the fee paid for previous record holder Javier Pastore.[11] Unusually for such a huge transfer, Moura was immediately sent back to previous club São Paulo FC, and linked up with his team mates in January 2013. The club officially announced that "by signing a young talent of the quality of Lucas Rodriguez Moura Da Silva, Paris Saint-Germain is already preparing the future."[12]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
31 FW France Rabiot Adrien 16 EU Youth system Signed Pro Summer 2015 Free
11 FW Argentina Ezequiel Lavezzi 27 Non-EU Napoli Signed Summer 2016 €26m
2 DF Brazil Thiago Silva 27 Non-EU Milan Signed Summer 2017 €42m
24 MF Italy Marco Verratti 19 EU Pescara Signed Summer 2017 €12m
18 FW Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 30 EU Milan Signed Summer 2015 €20m
23 DF Netherlands Gregory van der Wiel 24 EU Ajax Signed Summer 2016 €6m
29 MF Brazil Lucas Moura 19 Non-EU São Paulo Brazil Signed Winter 2017 €40m
32 MF England David Beckham 37 EU LA GalaxyUnited States Signed Winter 2013 Free

Total spending: Decrease 146 million.

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
2 DF Brazil Ceará 32 Non-EU Cruzeiro Brazil Released Summer Free
18 FW France Loris Arnaud 25 EU Chernomorets Burgas Contract Ended Summer
17 MF France Granddi N'Goyi 24 EU Troyes Released Summer Free
25 FW France Jean-Christophe Bahebeck 20 EU Troyes Loan Summer
29 MF France Neeskens Kebano 20 EU Caen Loan Summer
4 DF Serbia Milan Biševac 28 Non-EU LyonFrance Transferred Summer €2.75M
32 DF France Loïck Landre 20 EU Gazélec Ajaccio Loan Summer
31 FW Haiti Jean-Eudes Maurice 26 EU Le MansFrance Loan Summer
8 FW France Péguy Luyindula 33 EU Free Agent Transferred Winter Free
9 FW France Guillaume Hoarau 29 EU Transferred Winter Free
10 MF Brazil Nenê 31 EU Al GharafaQatar Transferred Winter Free
15 DF Uruguay Diego Lugano 31 EU Málaga CFSpain Loan Winter Free

Total income: Increase €2.75 million.

Expenditure: Decrease €144.25 million.

Board and staff[edit]

Carlo Ancelotti's first full season in charge
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
Assistant Coaches Claude Makélélé, Paul Clement, Angelo Castellazzi
Chief Performance Officer Nick Broad
Goalkeeping Coach Gilles Bourges
Physical Trainers Giovanni Mauri, Raphaël Févre, Simon Colinet, Denis Lefebve
Head Doctor Éric Rolland
Physiotherapists Bruno Le Natur, Jérôme Andral, Gaël Pasquier

Source: PSG.fr

President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi
Delegate Director General Jean-Claude Blanc
General Manager Phillipe Boindrieux
Director of Football Leonardo
Marketing Michel Mimran
Communications Bruno Skropeta
Recruitment Alain Roche
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Parc des Princes (48,712 / 252m x 191m)

Source: Ligue 1

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Nike
Sponsor(s): Emirates

Home
Home Alt
Away
Third
Goalkeeper (1)
Goalkeeper (2)
Goalkeeper (3)
Goalkeeper (4)
Goalkeeper (5)

Last updated: 11 April 2013.
Source: PSG Store

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that they would visit the United States in July as part of their pre-season preparations.[13] The capital club are staying in the United States from 20–31 July and will play three matches. Their first match finished in a 1–1 draw against Chelsea at the Yankee Stadium in New York City, with Nenê opening the scoring, before Lucas Piazón equalized. It was the first football match played at the baseball venue since its opening in 2009. A second match was played against D.C. United, where Ibrahimović scored a debut goal. A final match was played against Barcelona on 4 August upon the club's return from the States. The match ended 2-2, and eventually PSG were defeated on penalties by the Catalans. This match was for the newly created Le Trophée de Paris. Before travelling to the United States, PSG begun their preparations for the 2012–13 season in Austria at the start of July.

Competitions[edit]

Ligue 1[edit]

Main article: 2012–13 Ligue 1

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 25 8 5 69 23 +46 83 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Marseille 38 21 8 9 42 36 +6 71
3 Lyon 38 19 10 9 61 38 +23 67 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round

Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 25 8 5 69 23 +46 83 13 4 2 34 10 +24 12 4 3 35 13 +22

Source: Matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A
Result D D D W W W W D W W L D L W L W W W W D W W W W L W L W D W W W W W D W W W
Position 10 12 11 8 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Source: 2012–13 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. season#Ligue 1
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Kickoff times are in CET.

Coupe de France[edit]

Coupe de la Ligue[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Les Parisiens are competing in Europe's elite competition for the first time since 2004 after finishing second in Ligue 1 last season. Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore reiterated the desire of him and his team mates "to try and get as far as possible".[14]

Group stage[edit]

Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Paris Saint-Germain 6 5 0 1 14 3 +11 15
Portugal Porto 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 2 3 6 10 −4 5
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 1 5 1 14 −13 1

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]
Quarter-finals[edit]

Statistics[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Ligue 1 Champions League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK France Nicolas Douchez 9 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 0
16 GK France Alphonse Aréola 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 GK Italy Salvatore Sirigu 43 0 33 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
40 GK France Ronan Le Crom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Brazil Thiago Silva 33 3 22 0 9 2 0 0 2 1
3 DF France Mamadou Sakho 34 2 24+3 2 2+1 0 3 0 1 0
5 DF Ivory Coast Siaka Tiéné 4 0 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
6 DF France Zoumana Camara 11 1 5+1 0 0+2 0 2 1 1 0
13 DF Brazil Alex 33 4 22+2 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
17 DF Brazil Maxwell 48 2 33 2 10 0 3 0 2 0
22 DF France Sylvain Armand 22 0 11+7 0 0+2 0 1 0 1 0
23 DF Netherlands Gregory van der Wiel 29 1 17+5 1 3+2 0 2 0 0 0
26 DF France Christophe Jallet 40 0 20+7 0 7+2 0 1+1 0 2 0
Midfielders
7 MF France Jérémy Ménez 41 8 24+6 5 5+2 2 1+1 0 2 1
14 MF France Blaise Matuidi 51 8 35+2 5 9 2 3 1 2 0
20 MF France Clément Chantôme 38 1 16+12 1 4+2 0 3 0 1 0
24 MF Italy Marco Verratti 38 0 23+4 0 6+3 0 2 0 0 0
27 MF Argentina Javier Pastore 47 8 30+4 4 7+3 3 2 1 1 0
28 MF Italy Thiago Motta 14 1 11+1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Brazil Lucas Moura 15 0 9+1 0 4 0 0+1 0 0 0
32 MF England David Beckham 13 0 2+8 0 1+1 0 1 0 0 0
Forwards
10 FW Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 45 35 33+1 30 9 3 1 2 1 0
11 FW Argentina Ezequiel Lavezzi 41 11 25+3 3 7+2 5 2+1 3 1 0
19 FW France Kévin Gameiro 31 9 7+18 8 0+3 0 3 1 0 0

Last updated: 23 February 2013
Source: Competitions

References[edit]