2004–05 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. season

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Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
2004–05 season
PresidentFrancis Graille
(until 2 May)
Pierre Blayau
ManagerVahid Halilhodžić
(until 8 February)
Laurent Fournier
Ligue 19th
Trophée des ChampionsRunners-up
Coupe de FranceRound of 16
Coupe de la LigueThird round
Champions LeagueGroup stage
Top goalscorerLeague: Pauleta (14)
All: Pauleta (19)

During the 2004–05 French football season, Paris Saint-Germain F.C. competed in Ligue 1.

Season summary[edit]

The season before, PSG had won the Coupe de France and finished second in Ligue 1, just three points away from title glory. However, manager Vahid Halilhodžić's second season at the club was not a success. From their opening Champions League group stage 0–3 home loss to Chelsea, to their poor domestic form, PSG never looked like replicating the winning form of the previous season. Going into the final round of Champions League group stage fixtures in December, the team still had a chance of advancing to the knockout stage.[1] The club, however, suffered a disappointing 1–3 defeat at home, courtesy of a Sergei Semak hat-trick, which meant straight elimination from Europe. It was a bitter loss that even prompted club president Francis Graille to publicly relay his disappointment at the "lack of pride" shown by the squad, though remaining guardedly coy when explicitly asked about Halilhodžić's future at the club.[2]

With only domestic competition to worry about, PSG began 2005 looking to improve its league standing. Sluggish form continued, however, and on 8 February, following a 2–0 home defeat versus Lens that saw PSG drop to 12th, the club's management decided to sack Halilhodžić.[3][4] He was replaced by the coach of the reserves team, Laurent Fournier, under whom the club eventually finished ninth in the league.

Following the conclusion of the season, Sochaux's Guy Lacombe was appointed as manager.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[5]

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 Lionel Letizi
2 France DF Stéphane Pichot
5 France DF Bernard Mendy
6 Colombia DF Mario Yepes
7 France MF Fabrice Pancrate
8 Brazil FW Reinaldo
9 Portugal FW Pauleta
10 Serbia and Montenegro MF Branko Bošković[notes 1]
11 Russia MF Sergei Semak[notes 2]
13 Tunisia MF Hocine Ragued[notes 3]
14 France MF Édouard Cissé
16 France GK Jérôme Alonzo
17 Cameroon DF Jean-Hugues Ateba
18 Tunisia MF Selim Benachour[notes 4]
19 Albania MF Lorik Cana[notes 5]
No. Position Player
20 Portugal DF Hélder[notes 6]
21 Portugal MF Filipe Teixeira[notes 7]
22 France DF Sylvain Armand
23 Cameroon MF Modeste M'bami
24 France DF José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan
25 France MF Jérôme Rothen
26 France DF Jean-Michel Badiane
27 Martinique MF Charles-Édouard Coridon
28 Serbia and Montenegro FW Danijel Ljuboja[notes 8]
30 Algeria GK Mohamed Benhamou[notes 9]
33 Ivory Coast DF Sol Bamba[notes 10]
35 France GK Nicolas Cousin
Senegal DF Boukary Dramé[notes 11]
France DF Youness Bengelloun
France MF Rudy Haddad

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
11 France MF Fabrice Fiorèse (to Marseille)
12 Nigeria FW Bartholomew Ogbeche (on loan to Metz)
No. Position Player
15 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Vedad Ibišević (to Dijon)
21 France MF Romain Rocchi (on loan to Bastia)

Competitions[edit]

Trophée des Champions[edit]

Ligue 1[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
7 Lens 38 13 13 12 45 39 +6 52 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
8 Auxerre 38 14 10 14 48 47 +1 52 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round[a]
9 Paris Saint-Germain 38 12 15 11 40 41 −1 51
10 Sochaux 38 13 11 14 42 41 +1 50
11 Strasbourg 38 12 12 14 42 43 −1 48 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round[b]
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Auxerre was qualified for the 2005–06 UEFA Cup as winners of the 2004–05 Coupe de France.
  2. ^ Strasbourg was qualified for the 2005–06 UEFA Cup as winners of the 2004–05 Coupe de la Ligue.

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 12 15 11 40 41  −1 51 9 8 2 24 15  +9 3 7 9 16 26  −10

Source: LFP.fr

Results by match[edit]

Match1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH
ResultLDLDDLDWWLWDWLDDDWWDDDDLLLWWLWDDWWLDLW
Position1314141414171816161614141012121212111010991011121312121212111110789109
Source: LFP.fr
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Coupe de France[edit]

Coupe de la Ligue[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6 4 1 1 10 3 +7 13
Portugal Porto 6 2 2 2 4 6 −2 8
Russia CSKA Moscow 6 2 1 3 5 5 0 7
France Paris Saint-Germain 6 1 2 3 3 8 −5 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "After poor start, PSG still has hope". Associated Press. 6 December 2004. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  2. ^ "PSG boss wants answers after loss". Associated Press. 8 December 2004. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Halilhodzic sacked as PSG coach". Associated Press. 8 February 2005. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  4. ^ "PSG otpustio Halilhodžića". sarajevo-x.com. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/france/2004-2005/ligue1/psg.htm

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bošković was born in Bačka Topola, SFR Yugoslavia (now Serbia), and represented Serbia and Montenegro internationally following Yugoslavia's dissolution, but also qualified to represent Montenegro internationally after they declared independence and would make his international debut for Montenegro in March 2007.
  2. ^ Semak was born in Sychanske, Soviet Union (now Ukraine), but also qualified to represent Russia internationally and made his international debut for Russia in 1997.
  3. ^ Ragued was born in Paris, France, but also qualified to represent Tunisia internationally and represented them at U-23 level before making his international debut for Tunisia in 2006.
  4. ^ Benachour was born in Paris, France, but also qualified to represent Tunisia internationally and made his international debut for Tunisia in 2002.
  5. ^ Cana was born in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia (now Kosovo, but part of Serbia and Montenegro during 2004–05), but also qualified to represent Albania, Switzerland, and France internationally, and made his international debut for Albania in June 2003.
  6. ^ Hélder was born in Luanda, Angola, but also qualified to represent Portugal internationally and made his international debut for Portugal in February 1992.
  7. ^ Teixeira was born in Paris, France, but also qualified to represent Portugal internationally through his parents and represented Portugal at U-18 and U-21 level.
  8. ^ Ljuboja was born in Vinkovci, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia), but also qualified to represent Serbia and Montenegro internationally and made his international debut for Serbia and Montenegro in 2003.
  9. ^ Benhamou was born in Paris, France, but also qualified to represent Algeria internationally and made his international debut for Algeria in 2004.
  10. ^ Bamba was born in Ivry-sur-Seine, France, but also qualified to represent Ivory Coast internationally through his parents and represented Ivory Coast at U-20 and U-23 level before making his international debut for Ivory Coast in 2008.
  11. ^ Dramé was born in Villepinte, France, but also qualified to represent Senegal internationally and made his international debut for Senegal in 2005.