Paris Saint-Germain Academy

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Paris Saint-Germain
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Full name Paris Saint-Germain Academy
Short name PSG Academy
Founded 1974; 44 years ago (1974)
Ground Stade Municipal Georges Lefèvre
Ground Capacity 3,500
Director Luis Fernández
Manager François Rodrigues (Reserve)
Hervé Guégan (U19)
Laurent Huard (U17)
Website Club website
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The Paris Saint-Germain Academy is the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain. Since the academy's inception, many graduates have gone on to sign professional contracts with Paris Saint-Germain or other clubs.[1] Recognized by the French Football Federation as one of the best in the country, the PSG Academy holds a Category 1, Class A rating.[1]

The academy was officially established in 1974, but several players had already gone professional without any formal structure. In fact, the academy's first centre opened on 4 November 1975 with Pierre Alonzo as its first director.[2] Former PSG player and manager Luis Fernández is the academy's current director.[3]

The PSG Academy consists of the Reserve team, the Under 19 team, and the Under 17 team.[1] They train at the Camp des Loges, which also serves as the academy's home facility; while the Stade Municipal Georges Lefèvre is their home ground.[2]

Domestically, the youth teams have won four U19 league titles, four Challenge du Meilleur Club de Jeunes, three U17 league titles, one Gambardella Cup, one Championnat National 2 (Group A) and one Championnat National des Cadets. In international club football, the U19 side reached the final of the UEFA Youth League in the 2015–16 edition.[1]

Organization[edit]

The objective of the Paris Saint-Germain 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 on the advice of recruiters. The Camp des Loges serves as the home facility for the academy. The youngsters train and play on both grass and artificial pitches at the Stade Municipal Georges Lefèvre.[1]

The academy offers five kinds of player contracts (elite, trainees, apprentices, aspiring and amateur) for a total of 70 players divided into three training squads (National 2, Under 19 and Under 17) in five age categories (15 to 19 years). The students' education is assured by CFA Omnisports. PSG Academy graduate Thierry Morin, who played for the club's first team from 1975 to 1986, is the director of CFA Omnisports.[1]

In 2005, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy began expanding its network as part of the club's international development strategy.[4] Pauleta, emblematic PSG striker between 2003 and 2008, was named official ambassador of the academy in December 2013 to accompany its development in France and abroad.[5]

Open to boys and girls from 4 to 16 years of age, the PSG Academy welcomes nearly 12,000 children in 69 year-round centers in 14 countries: France, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, India, Indonesia, China and Turkey.[6] The Indonesian academy opened at the beginning of 2017 in partnership with local club Bali United.[7]

Honours[edit]

Reserve team before a 2007–08 Championnat de France Amateur match against Bayonne.
As of the 2016–17 season.[1]

National titles[edit]

  • Championnat National U19
    • Winners (4): 2005–06, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2015–16
  • Championnat National U17
    • Winners (3): 2010–11, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Coupe Gambardella
    • Winners (1): 1990–91
  • Championnat National 2 (Group A)
    • Winners (1): 2002–03
  • Championnat National des Cadets
    • Winners (1): 1987–88
  • Challenge du Meilleur Club de Jeunes
    • Winners (4): 1988–89, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14

Players[edit]

As of the 2017–18 season.[8][9][10]

Reserve[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 Thomas Chesneau
France DF Colin Dagba
France DF Samuel Guibert
France DF Abdoulaye Konaté
France DF Hervé Mombela
France DF Mathis Pascal
French Guiana DF Kévin Rimane
France MF Yacine Adli
France MF Antoine Bernede
No. Position Player
France MF Nathan Epaillard
France MF Fares Hassani
France MF Hicham M'Laab
France MF Azzeddine Toufiqui
France MF Abdallah Yaisien
France FW Samuel Essende
France FW Alexis Giacomini
Turkey FW Metehan Güçlü
United States FW Timothy Weah

Under 19[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 Pierre Ouvry
France GK Will-Cesaire Matimbou
France GK Garissone Innocent
France DF Moussa Sissako
France DF Arnaud-Nkodi Luzayadio
France DF Tom Flamant
France DF Stanley N'Soki
France MF Romaric Yapi
France MF Omar Yaisien
France MF Raphael Nya
No. Position Player
France MF Idriss Mzaouiyani
France MF Lucas Maronnier
France MF Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe
France MF Lucas Bernadou
France MF Emmanuel Attah
France FW Sabri Haddadou
France FW Fabio Torres
France FW Virgiliu Postolachi
France FW Alassane Meite
France FW Loic Mbe Soh
France FW Théo Epailly

Under 17[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 Théo Chanu
France DF Timothée Pembele
France DF Tanguy Kouassi Nianzou
France DF Gaylord Kitenge
France DF Teddy Alloh
France MF Kays Ruiz-Atil
France MF Kenny Nagera
France MF Jonathan Mutombo
France MF Ziyad Larkeche
No. Position Player
France MF Tidjany Chabrol
France MF Nathan Bitu Mazala
France MF Nicolas Bernardino-Godier
France MF Thierno Balde
France MF Adil Aouchiche
France MF Anfane Ahamada M'Ze
France FW Herve Malebe Nkoum
France FW Isaac Karamoko
Central African Republic FW Arnaud Kalimuendo

Notable graduates[edit]

Since the academy's inception, only nine graduates have made more than 200 appearances.[11]

Rank Player Position Paris Saint-Germain Appearances Goals Assists Source
1 France Jean-Marc Pilorget DF 1975–1989 435 17 20 [12]
2 France Éric Renaut DF 1972–1982 290 35 1 [13]
3 France Luis Fernández MF 1978–1986 273 39 12 [14]
4 France Jean-Claude Lemoult MF 1976–1986 266 11 9 [15]
5 France Franck Tanasi DF 1977–1991 254 0 7 [16]
6 France Clément Chantôme MF 2006–2015 249 10 10 [17]
7 France Francis Llacer DF 1989–1999
2001–2003
248 4 6 [18]
8 France Adrien Rabiot MF 2012– 207 22 12 [19]
9 France Mamadou Sakho DF 2007–2013 201 7 2 [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Formation". PSG.fr. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "anniversaire : il y a 40 ans, le PSG inaugurait son premier centre de formation". Paris.canal-historique. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Luis Fernandez nommé Directeur sportif du Centre de formation". PSG.fr. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "home - Paris Saint-Germain Academy Liban". Paris Saint-Germain Academy Liban. Retrieved 29 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "about us - Paris Saint-Germain Academy Liban". Paris Saint-Germain Academy Liban. Retrieved 29 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "La Paris Saint-Germain Academy arrive en Turquie !". PSG.fr. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018. 
  7. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain, Multistrada and Bali United team up for Indonesian youth to dream bigger". PSG Academy Bali. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Réserve". PSG.fr. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "U19". PSG.fr. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "U17". PSG.fr. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Adrien Rabiot, objectif 200 matches au PSG". Paris.canal-historique. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Jean-Marc PILORGET". Histoire du #PSG. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Eric RENAUT". Histoire du #PSG. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Luis FERNANDEZ". Histoire du #PSG. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  15. ^ "Jean-Claude LEMOULT". Histoire du #PSG. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Franck TANASI". Histoire du #PSG. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "Clément CHANTÔME". Histoire du #PSG. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  18. ^ "Francis LLACER". Histoire du #PSG. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  19. ^ "Adrien RABIOT". Histoire du #PSG. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  20. ^ "Mamadou SAKHO". Histoire du #PSG. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official websites