Paris Saint-Germain Academy

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Paris Saint-Germain
Full name Paris Saint-Germain Academy
Founded 1974; 43 years ago (1974)
Ground Stade Municipal Georges Lefèvre
Ground Capacity 3,500
Owner Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSi)
President Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Manager François Rodrigues (CFA)
Hervé Guégan (U19)
Laurent Huard (U17)
Website Club home page
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The Paris Saint-Germain Academy is the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain. It consists of three teams: the CFA team, the U19 team, and the U17 team. They train at the Camp des Loges, while the Stade Municipal Georges Lefèvre is their home ground.[1]

Since the academy's inception in 1974, many graduates have gone on to sign professional contracts with Paris SG 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] and has been ranked best youth club in the 1988–89, 2010–11, 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons.[2]

Domestically, the youth teams have won four U19 league titles, three U17 league titles, one Gambardella Cup, 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]


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 (CFA, U19 and U17) 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.[3] To date, the PSG Academy has 11 centres open in the Greater Paris region (Asnières, Aubervilliers, Country Club Paris, Evry, Guyancourt, La Défense - Nanterre, Marne-la-Vallée, Meudon, Orsay, Porte d'Ivry, Puteaux), 5 elsewhere in France (Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Montpellier), and 42 more in 9 other countries worldwide (Brazil, USA, Canada, Morocco, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Dubai, Lebanon).[4][5] The Indonesian academy opened at the beginning of 2017 in partnership with local club Bali United.[6]

Open to boys and girls from 5 to 16 years of age, the academies offer 58 year-round training centres and more than 150 seasonal camps. More than 10,500 children attend the academies, half of whom live in countries other than France. In these training centres, the children benefit from around 110 coaches trained by the club.[5] 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.[3]


The club's CFA team before a 2007–08 Championnat de France Amateur match against Aviron Bayonnais.
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 des Cadets
    • Winners (1): 1987–88


As of the 2016–17 season.[7][8][9]

CFA squad[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 Leonard Aggoune
France GK Thomas Chesneau
France GK Sébastien Cibois
France DF Fodé Ballo Toure
France DF Dylan Batubinsika
France DF Anthony Brydges
France DF Colin Dagba
Cameroon DF Félix Eboa Eboa
France DF Alec Georgen
France DF Abdoulaye Konaté
French Guiana DF Kévin Rimane
France DF Makan Traoré
No. Position Player
France DF Harold Voyer
France DF Dan-Axel Zagadou
France MF Antoine Bernede
France MF Lorenzo Callegari
France MF Yohan Demoncy
France MF Nathan Epaillard
France MF Roli Pereira de Sa
France MF Bryan Labissiere
France MF Gaëtan Robail
France FW Samuel Essende
France FW Bardou Mapeja
France FW Mayingila N'Zuzi Mata

U19 squad[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 Garissone Innocent
France GK Will-Cesaire Matimbou
France DF Mahamadou Dembélé
France DF Tom Flamant
France DF Arnaoud-Nkodi Luzayadio
France DF Fahad Mohamed
France DF Mathis Pascal
France MF Yacine Adli
France MF Emmanuel Attah
France MF Kévin Cabral
No. Position Player
France MF Moussa Diaby
France MF Claudio Gomes
France MF Stanley Nsoki
France MF Boubakary Soumaré
France MF Azzeddine Toufiqui
France FW Rémi Cabral
France FW Théo Epailly
France FW Alexis Giacomini
Turkey FW Metehan Güçlü
United States FW Timothy Weah

U17 squad[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 Yanis Saïdani
France GK Trey Vimalin
France DF Abdourahmane Barry
France DF Ruben Gatta
Belgium DF Richard Makutungu
France DF Moussa Sissako
France DF Arthur Zagre
France MF Lucas Bernadou
France MF Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe
France MF Bandiougou Fadiga
France MF Niels-Curtis Fiawoo
France MF Lucas Maronnier
France MF Idriss Mzaouiyani
No. Position Player
France MF Raphaël Nya
France MF Massinissa Oufella
France MF Ruben Providence
France MF Aliou Badara Traoré
France MF Omar Yaisien
France MF Romaric Yapi
France FW Tanguy Coulibaly
France FW Alexandre Fressange
France FW Maxen Kapo
France FW Loïc Mbe Soh
France FW Alassane Meïté
France FW Virgiliu Postolachi
France FW Fabio Torres

Notable graduates[edit]

Since the academy's inception, 108 graduates have officially played for the club's first team.[10] Only 17 of these players have made more than 100 appearances.[11]

Player Position Paris Saint-Germain Appearances Goals
France Jean-Marc Pilorget DF 1975–1989 435 17
France Éric Renaut DF 1972–1982 290 36
France Luis Fernández MF 1978–1986 273 39
France Jean-Claude Lemoult MF 1977–1986 266 11
France Franck Tanasi DF 1977–1991 254 0
France Clément Chantôme MF 2006–2015 249 10
France Francis Llacer DF 1989–2003 248 4
France Mamadou Sakho DF 2006–2013 201 7
France Thierry Morin DF 1975–1986 174 1
France Jérôme Leroy MF 1995–2000
166 12
France Dominique Lokoli DF 1974–1979 149 2
France Pierre Ducrocq MF 1994–2002 148 3
France Pierre Reynaud MF 1986–1994 125 4
France Philippe Col DF 1978–1983 119 1
France Adrien Rabiot MF 2012– 118 13
France Didier Domi DF 1994–1999
114 1
France Amara Simba FW 1986–1993 109 22
France Nicolas Anelka FW 1996–1997
69 19

Club officials[edit]

Club president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi.

Board members[edit]

President Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Academy director Jean-François Pien
Academy technical director Carles Romagosa
Academy administrative director Frank Bentolila
Education director Thierry Morin
Assistant Edwige Grimal


Technical staff[edit]

U17 manager Laurent Huard.
CFA manager François Rodrigues
U19 manager Hervé Guégan
U17 manager Laurent Huard
Goalkeeping coaches Jean-Luc Aubert
Alfred Dossou-Yovo
Fitness coaches Aurélien Denotti
Damien Lopez
Vincent Paris
Mickael Simao


Medical staff[edit]

Doctors Laurent Aumont
Stéphane Cascua
Physiotherapists Maxime Boucher
Grégory Delente
Cédric Dupuis
Assistant Sandrine Jarzaguet



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Présentation (centre de formation)". Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Challenge du Meilleur Club de Jeunes". FFF. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Academy Présentation". Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ouverture des inscriptions aux écoles de football". 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Une nouvelle Academy ouvre ses portes au Liban". 8 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "CFA". Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "U19". Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "U17". Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Première pour Alec Georgen". 24 January 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "100e pour Adrien Rabiot avec Paris". 7 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official websites