2014–15 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. season

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Paris Saint-Germain
2014–15 season
President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi
Manager Laurent Blanc
Stadium Parc des Princes
Ligue 1 2nd
Coupe de France Semi-finals
Coupe de la Ligue Final
Trophée des Champions Winners
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (11)
All:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (17)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2014–15 Paris Saint-Germain season is the 42nd professional season of the club since its creation in 1970, and its 41st consecutive season in the country's top league.

Continuing the policy begun in 2011 after the arrival of Nasser Al-Khelaïfi as president, the club officially kicked-off the new season by signing star Brazilian defender David Luiz from Chelsea for around GBP 50 million. Winger Jérémy Menez and Brazilian center back Alex joined Milan on a free.

A few weeks later, Ivory-Coast full back Serge Aurier was brought in from Toulouse on a loan deal assorted with a buy option.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

For a list of all former and current Paris Saint-Germain F.C. players, see Category:Paris Saint-Germain F.C. players.

French teams are limited to four players without EU citizenship. Hence, 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.

As of 15 July 2014.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 France GK Nicolas Douchez
2 Brazil DF Thiago Silva (captain)
4 France MF Yohan Cabaye
5 Brazil DF Marquinhos
6 France DF Zoumana Camara
7 Brazil MF Lucas
8 Italy MF Thiago Motta
9 Uruguay FW Edinson Cavani
10 Sweden FW Zlatan Ibrahimović (vice-captain)
14 France MF Blaise Matuidi
15 France FW Jean-Christophe Bahebeck
16 France GK Mike Maignan
No. Position Player
17 Brazil DF Maxwell
19 Ivory Coast DF Serge Aurier
20 France MF Clément Chantôme
21 France DF Lucas Digne
22 Argentina FW Ezequiel Lavezzi
23 Netherlands DF Gregory van der Wiel
24 Italy MF Marco Verratti
25 France MF Adrien Rabiot
27 Argentina MF Javier Pastore
30 Italy GK Salvatore Sirigu
32 Brazil DF David Luiz
40 France GK Mory Diaw

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
France GK Alphonse Aréola (at SC Bastia until 29 July 2015)
France DF Youssouf Sabaly (at Evian until 15 July 2015)
France DF Jordan Ikoko (at Le Havre until 15 July 2015)
No. Position Player
France MF Romain Habran (at Sochaux until 27 June 2015)
France FW Hervin Ongenda (at SC Bastia until 1 September 2015)

Transfers[edit]

The club made their first transfer of the season in June when they signed Brazilian defender David Luiz from Chelsea; the transfer broke the transfer record for a defender. After struggling with injuries and lack of playing time for the past two years which prevented him from cementing a place in the team, French winger Jeremy Menez left on a free transfer to join Italian club A.C. Milan alongside Brazilian center back Alex.

On 7 July 2014, Kingsley Coman signed with Serie A champions Juventus on a five-year deal following the expiration of his contract with the club.

In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving from Fee Notes
13 June 2014 c DF Brazil Luiz, DavidDavid Luiz 27 England Chelsea €50,000,000
24 July 2014 c DF Ivory Coast Aurier, SergeSerge Aurier 21 France Toulouse €8,000,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving to Fee Notes
5 June 2014 c DF Brazil Alex 31 Italy Milan Free
14 June 2014 c MF France Menez, JeremyJeremy Menez 27 Italy Milan Free
7 July 2014 c MF France Coman, KingsleyKingsley Coman 18 Italy Juventus Free
31 January 2015 c MF France Chantôme, ClémentClément Chantôme 27 France Bordeaux €820,000

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Trophée des Champions[edit]

Ligue 1[edit]

Main article: 2014–15 Ligue 1

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lyon 27 16 6 5 51 21 +30 54 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Marseille 28 16 5 7 56 31 +25 53
3 Paris Saint-Germain 27 14 11 2 46 23 +23 53 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Monaco 26 12 8 6 26 19 +7 44 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
5 Saint-Étienne 27 11 10 6 30 22 +8 43
Updated to match(es) played on 6 March 2015. Source: Ligue de Football Professionel
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored

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
27 14 11 2 46 23 +23 53 9 4 0 27 8 +19 5 7 2 19 15 +4

Last updated: 4 March 2015.
Source: Competitive matches

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Coupe de la Ligue[edit]

Coupe de France[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR PSG AJA APO
1 Spain Barcelona 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 15 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 3–1 1–0
2 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 13 3–2 3–1 1–0
3 Netherlands Ajax 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5 Qualification to Europa League 0–2 1–1 4–0
4 Cyprus APOEL 6 0 1 5 1 12 −11 1 0–4 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Knockout Round[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

References[edit]