Paris Saint-Germain Academy

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PSG Academy
Full name Paris Saint-Germain Academy
Founded 1974; 40 years ago (1974)
Ground Stade Georges Lefèvre, Paris
Ground Capacity 3,500
Chairman Bertrand Reuzeau
Website Club home page

Paris Saint-Germain Academy is the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain. The Camp des Loges in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, serves as the home facility for the capital club's youth sides, which play their home matches at the Stade Georges Lefèvre. Since the founding of the academy in 1974, a number of graduates have gone on to sign professional contracts with PSG or other clubs. Recognized by the French Football Federation as one of the best in the country, the PSG Academy received Category 1 and Class A rating in recent seasons as it meets all the standards demanded by the Direction Technique Nationale.[1]

The objective of the PSG Academy is to produce elite football players while offering them an adapted and complete scholarly education. Thanks to a series of partnerships with clubs in the Île-de-France region, the academy regularly accepts promising new footballing talents at the Camp des Loges. The PSG Academy have won three Championnat National U19, two Challenge du Meilleur Club de Jeunes, one Coupe Gambardella, one Championnat National U17, one Championnat National des Cadets U16 and one CFA (Group A).[1]

Organization[edit]

The PSG Academy recruit its young players on the advice of recruiters and the educators work to offer the young apprentices the chance to integrate the PSG universe in close proximity to the professional players. There are five kind of player contracts in the academy (elite, trainees, apprentices, aspiring and amateur) for a total of 60 players divided into three training squads (CFA, U19 and U17) in five age categories (15 to 19 years). 33 players live at CFA Omnisports and 26 players live in or around Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The students education is assured by CFA Omnisports. The students benefit from their apprentice status that allows them to train as elite level athletes while also preparing their immediate, but also post-competition future. Thierry Morin, a former PSG professional from 1975 to 1986, is the director of CFA Omnisports. The youngsters train and play on both grass and artificial pitches at the Stade Georges Lefèvre in the Camp des Loges.[1]

Philosophy[edit]

Since its creation, Paris Saint-Germain have had a proud and successful reputation for identifying and developing young talented players. PSG’s professional first team is currently made of several players coming directly from their academy, which has produced several top players over the years. Since 2005, PSG have organized more than 60 camps in Paris for youngsters from all over the world. The PSG Academy symbolizes the capital club’s dedication to youth development and education as part of their overall philosophy, which consists in the application of an attractive, exciting and attacking game. Homegrown players including Nicolas Anelka, Jean-Marc Pilorget, Mamadou Sakho, Lorik Cana, Amara Simba, Jérôme Leroy, Luis Fernández and Clément Chantôme, and others such as Ronaldinho, Pauleta, Dominique Rocheteau, Safet Sušić, Youri Djorkaeff, Raí, George Weah and David Ginola are among the illustrious stars that have typified this philosophy on the field.[2]

Players[edit]

Current squads[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.

As of 2 September 2013.[3][4][5]

CFA[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 Rémy Descamps
France GK Mory Diaw
France DF Sébastien Atlan
France DF Pierre Bourdin
France DF Jordan Diakiese
France DF Presnel Kimpembe
France DF Stéphane Lambèse
France MF Franck-Yves Bambock
France MF Youness El Baillal
No. Position Player
France MF Abdelrafik Gérard
Morocco MF Amine Dinar
France MF Romuald Lacazette
France FW Sorel Chemin
France FW Mickaël Latour
France FW John Junior Nkomb Nkomb
France FW Roli Pereira de Sa
France FW Alexis Sainrimat
France FW Booba

U19[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 Daniel Arnoll
France GK Jordy Claveau
France GK Nicolas Helin
France DF Dylan Batubinsika
Ivory Coast DF Souleyman Doumbia
France DF Ramy El Katch
Ivory Coast DF Christian Kipre
Albania DF Ardian Krasniqi
France DF Cécé Pepe
France MF Fodé Ballo-Touré
France MF Yohan Demoncy
Cameroon MF Félix Ebola Ebola
No. Position Player
France MF Nathan Epaillard
France MF Arnaud Fezui
France MF Mickaël Hervé
France MF Ibrahim Konaté
France MF Bryan Mavinzi
Ivory Coast MF Yakou Meïté
France MF Devon Romil
France FW Jean-Kévin Augustin
France FW Kévin Farade
France FW Mandjio Keïta
Ivory Coast FW Salif Sanogo

U17[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 Léonard Aggoune
France GK Sébastien Cibouis
France DF Anthony Brydges
France DF Alexandre Demirdjian
France DF Mamadou Doucouré
France DF Killian Gelanie
France DF Abdoulaye Konaté
Sweden DF Alexandre Ricourt
France DF Harold Voyer
France MF Adame Benstiti
France MF Lorenzo Callegari
No. Position Player
France MF Khalil.O.Oloko
France MF Tiago Escorza
France MF Sacha Franco-Gallart
France MF Jonathan Nanitamo Ikone
France MF Bryan Labissière
France MF Christopher Nkunku
France MF Maxime Rodrigues
France MF Kévin Somay
France FW Allan Carneva
France FW Odsonne Edouard
Argentina FW Cesar Dinardo
France FW Wilfride Aka Kanga Danstoncul

Graduates[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain Academy graduates to have played at least one Ligue 1 match with the club.[1]

Honours[edit]

As of 27 June 2013.[1]

Domestic competitions[edit]

  • Challenge du Meilleur Club de Jeunes: 2
  • Championnat National U17: 1
  • Championnat National des Cadets U16: 1

Personnel[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

CFA Manager David Bechkoura
U19 Manager Laurent Bonadei
U17 Manager François Rodrigues
Goalkeeping Coach Alfred Dossou-Yovo
Physical Trainers Maxime Coulerot
Head Doctors Stéphane Cascua, Pascal Geiger
Physiotherapists Grégory Delente, Cédric Dupuis, Erwann Le Corre

Source: PSG.fr

Management[edit]

Director of Football Leonardo
Academy Director Bertrand Reuzeau
Academy Administrative Director Frank Bentolila
Education Director Thierry Morin
Assistant Elodie Servant

Source: PSG.fr

See also[edit]

Sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Formation center presentation". PSG.fr. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "PSG Urban Academy". PSG.fr. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "CFA". PSG.fr. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "U19". PSG.fr. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "U17". PSG.fr. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Official websites
News sites
PSG Academy sites