Paris Saint-Germain Academy

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Paris Saint-Germain
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Full nameParis Saint-Germain Academy
Short namePSG Academy
Founded1974; 45 years ago (1974)
GroundStade Municipal Georges Lefèvre
DirectorJean-François Pien
ManagerLeeroy Echteld (Reserve)
Thiago Motta (U19)
Laurent Huard (U17)
WebsiteClub website
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The Paris Saint-Germain Academy, commonly known as Paris Saint-Germain (French pronunciation: ​[paʁi sɛ̃ ʒɛʁmɛ̃]) and familiarly as PSG Academy, is the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain Football Club. Since the academy's inception, many graduates have gone on to sign professional contracts with Paris Saint-Germain or other clubs. 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]

Several players had already gone professional without any formal structure when the Paris Saint-Germain Academy was officially established in 1974. In fact, the academy's first centre opened on 4 November 1975 with Pierre Alonzo as its first director.[2] Jean-François Pien 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] The PSG Academy has produced several international stars, including Nicolas Anelka, Mamadou Sakho, Adrien Rabiot, Alphonse Areola, and Presnel Kimpembe.[4]

Domestically, the Reserve team has won three Coupe de Paris and one Division d'Honneur de Paris; the U19 team has won a record four Championnat National U19 titles and one Coupe Gambardella; and the U17 team has won a record three Championnat National U17 titles and one Championnat National des Cadets.[5][6][7][8][9] The youth system has also been crowned Challenge du Meilleur Club de Jeunes four times.[10] In international club football, the U17 side have won a record three Al Kass International Cups, while the U19 side reached the final of the UEFA Youth League in the 2015–16 edition.[11][12]


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. Paris Saint-Germain 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.[13] 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.[14]

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.[15] The Indonesian academy opened at the beginning of 2017 in partnership with local club Bali United.[16]


As of the 2017–18 season.
Type Competition Titles Seasons
Division d'Honneur de Paris 1 1990–91
Coupe de Paris 3 1971–72, 1972–73, 1979–80
Championnat National U19 4 2005–06, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2015–16
Coupe Gambardella 1 1990–91
Championnat National U17 3 2010–11, 2015–16, 2016–17
Championnat National des Cadets 1 1987–88
Challenge du Meilleur Club de Jeunes 4 1988–89, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14
Worldwide Al Kass International Cup 3 2012, 2015, 2018
  •   Record


As of the 2018–19 season.
Reserve team before a 2007–08 Championnat de France Amateur match against Bayonne.


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 Sebastien Cibois
France GK Thomas Chesneau
France DF Mathis Pascal
Mali DF Moussa Sissako
Ghana DF Isaac Hemans
France DF Arthur Zagre
France DF Alec Georgen
Netherlands DF Levi Opdam
No. Position Player
France DF Arnaud-Nkodi Luzayadio
France MF Nathan Epaillard
France MF Azzeddine Toufiqui
France MF Abdallah Yaisien
France MF Abdoulaye Konaté
France MF Sabri Haddadou
France FW Alexis Giacomini
Turkey FW Metehan Güçlü

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 Garissone Innocent
France GK Will-Cesaire Matimbou
France GK Trey Vimalin
France DF Nianzou Kouassi
France DF Timothée Pembele
France DF Cawdy Williams
France DF Moussa Cissé
France DF Corentin Louakima
France DF Loïc Mbe Soh
France DF Tom Flamant
France DF Lucas Maronnier
France DF Raphael Nya
France DF Romaric Yapi
No. Position Player
Belgium MF Richard Makutungu
France MF Lucas Bernadou
Morocco MF Kays Ruiz-Atil
France MF Adil Aouchiche
France MF Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe
France MF Idriss Mzaouiyani
France MF Tidjany Chabrol
France MF Omar Yaisien
France MF Bandiougou Fadiga
France FW Ruben Providence
France FW Arnaud Muinga
France FW Emmanuel Attah
Romania FW Virgiliu Postolachi
France FW Alexandre Fressange

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 Yanis Saidani
France DF Niels Curtis Fiawoo
France DF Ziyad Larkeche
France MF Teddy Alloh
France MF Maxen Kapo
No. Position Player
France MF Massinissa Oufella
France MF Nathan Bitumazala
France MF Anfane Ahamada M'Ze
France FW Kenny Nagera
France FW Tanguy Coulibaly

Notable graduates[edit]

Since the academy's inception, only nine graduates have made more than 200 appearances for the club's first team.[17][18]

Rank Player Position Paris Saint-Germain Appearances Goals Assists Source
1 France Jean-Marc Pilorget DF 1975–1989 435 17 20 [19]
2 France Éric Renaut DF 1972–1982 290 35 1 [20]
3 France Luis Fernández MF 1978–1986 273 39 12 [21]
4 France Jean-Claude Lemoult MF 1976–1986 266 11 9 [22]
5 France Franck Tanasi DF 1977–1991 254 0 7 [23]
6 France Clément Chantôme MF 2006–2015 249 10 10 [24]
7 France Francis Llacer DF 1989–1999
248 4 6 [25]
8 France Adrien Rabiot MF 2012– 227 24 14 [26]
9 France Mamadou Sakho DF 2007–2013 201 7 2 [27]

Titi d’Or[edit]

The Titi d’Or is an annual award presented by Les Titis du PSG to the most promising talent at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy.[28] It has been awarded since 2007, although in 2010 no election took place due to Les Titis du PSG website moving to a new web host. Les Titis du PSG is a PSG-affiliated association which covers the news of the club's academy. Elected by the public until 2011, the Titi d’Or has been designated by academy teammates since 2016. Only U17, U19 and reserve players who have not played more than five matches with PSG's first team are eligible.[29]


Year Player Position
2007 Morocco Abdelaziz Barrada MF
2008 France Hervin Ongenda FW
2009 France Alphonse Areola GK
Not awarded
2011 France Hervin Ongenda FW
2012 France Kingsley Coman FW
2013 France Kingsley Coman FW
2014 France Jean-Kévin Augustin FW
2015 France Odsonne Édouard FW
2016 France Moussa Diaby FW
2017 France Yacine Adli MF
2018 France Arthur Zagre DF

Wins by player[edit]

Player Awards Years won
France Kingsley Coman 2 2012, 2013
France Hervin Ongenda 2 2008, 2011
France Alphonse Areola 1 2009
Morocco Abdelaziz Barrada 1 2007
France Jean-Kévin Augustin 1 2014
France Odsonne Édouard 1 2015
France Moussa Diaby 1 2016
France Yacine Adli 1 2017
France Arthur Zagre 1 2018


Board members[edit]

Director Jean-François Pien
General Manager Bertrand Reuzeau
Technical director Paulo Noga
Sporting director Luis Fernández
Recruitment director Pierre Reynaud

Source: CulturePSG

Technical staff[edit]

Reserve manager Leeroy Echteld
Under 19 manager Thiago Motta
Under 17 manager Laurent Huard
Goalkeeping coach Benjamin Leborgne
Physical trainer Simon Colinet

Source: CulturePSG


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External links[edit]

Official websites