Paris Saint-Germain Academy

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Paris Saint-Germain Academy
Founded 1974; 42 years ago (1974)
Ground Stade Municipal Georges Lefèvre
Ground Capacity 3,500
Chairman Jean-François Pien
Website Club home page

Paris Saint-Germain Academy is the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain Football Club. 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.[1]

Since the founding of the academy in 1974, a number of 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 received Category 1 and Class A rating in recent seasons 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.[1]

Domestically, the PSG Academy has won four Championnat National U19 titles, two Championnat National U17, one Coupe Gambardella and one Championnat National des Cadets U16 title. In international club football, the U19 side reached the final of the 2015–16 UEFA Youth League.[1]

Pauleta, emblematic Paris Saint-Germain striker between 2003 and 2008, became the official ambassador of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy in December 2013.[2]

Organization[edit]

Recognised by the French Football Federation as one of the best in the country, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy received the Category 1, Class A rating in recent seasons. A veritable centre of excellence, it meets all the standards demanded by the Direction Technique Nationale and symbolises the capital club's professionalism and success both on and off the pitch.[1]

The PSG Academy regularly accepts promising new footballing talents on the advice of recruiters. Thanks to a series of partnerships with clubs in the Ile-de-France region, many children, from 13 years of age, also join the capital club. The required standard for the youngsters in the pre-youth academy is Regional level and for the ones in the youth academy is National level. There are five kinds 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.[1]

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 the founding of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy in 1974, a number of graduates have gone on to sign professional contracts with PSG or other clubs - a sign of the quality of the teaching and training provided. Those not fortunate enough to become a professional footballer at the end of their studies benefit from a complete education provided in parallel to their football activities. Taking full advantage of the latest generation football pitches and entirely renovated infrastructures, the club's educators work in optimum conditions to offer the young apprentices every chance to integrate the PSG universe, and in close proximity to the professional players. The objective of the PSG Academy: produce elite football players while offering them an adapted and complete scholarly education.[1]

From 2005 onwards, PSG have organized more than 60 camps in Paris for youngsters from all over the world. The PSG Academy reflects 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 foreign stars 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.[3]

Players[edit]

Players and staff – 2016/2017 season.[4][5][6]

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.

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 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 Yohan Demoncy
France MF Nathan Epaillard
France MF Romain Habran
France MF Bryan Labissiere
France MF Gaëtan Robail
France FW Samuel Essende
France FW Bardou Mapeja
Republic of the Congo FW Mayingila N'Zuzi Mata

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 Thomas Chesneau
France GK Sebastien Cibois
France DF David Attah
France DF Lamine Ba
France DF Anthony Brydges
France DF Killian Gelanie
France DF Abdoulaye Konaté
France DF Harold Voyer
France DF Dan-Axel Zagadou
France MF Nathan Epaillard
No. Position Player
France MF Sacha Franco Gallart
France MF Stanley Nsoki
France MF Maxime Rodrigues
France MF Kévin Somay
France MF Boubakary Soumaré
France FW Allan Carneva
France FW Samuel Essende
France FW Alexis Giacomini
Turkey FW Météhan Guclu

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 Valentin Da Cruz Pinto
France GK Garissone Innocent
France GK Will-Cesaire Matimbou
France GK Pierre Ouvry
France DF Abdourahmane Barry
France DF Mahamadou Dembele
France DF Tom Flamant
France DF Ruben Gatta
France DF Arnaoud-Nkodi Luzayadio
France DF Fahad Mohamed
France DF Moussa Sissako
France MF Yacine Adli
France MF Emmanuel Attah
France MF Lucas Bernadou
France MF Kévin Cabral
No. Position Player
France MF Moussa Diaby
France MF Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe
France MF Claudio Gomes
France MF Lucas Maronnier
France MF Idriss Mzaouiyani
France MF Raphaël Nya
France MF Azzeddine Toufiqui
France MF Omar Yaisien
France MF Romaric Yapi
France FW Rémi Cabral
France FW Théo Epailly
France FW Virgiliu Postolachi
France FW Fabio Torres
United States FW Timothy Weah

Graduates[edit]

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

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

  • Championnat National U19: (4) [1]
    • 2005–06, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2015–16
  • Championnat National U17: (2) [1]
    • 2010–11, 2015–16
  • Coupe Gambardella: (1) [1]
    • 1990–1991
  • Championnat National des Cadets U16: (1) [1]
    • 1987–88

Management[edit]

Board members[edit]

Director Jean-François Pien
Technical Director Carles Romagosa
Administrative Coordinator Frank Bentolila
Head of Education Thierry Morin
Assistant Edwige Grimal

Source: PSG.fr

Technical staff[edit]

CFA Manager Laurent Huard
U19 Manager François Rodrigues
U17 Manager David Bechkoura
Goalkeeping Coach Alfred Dossou-Yovo
Physical Trainer Maxime Coulerot, Aurélien Denotti, Vincent Paris, Mickael Simao

Source: PSG.fr

Medical staff[edit]

Head Doctors Laurent Aumont, Stéphane Cascua
Physiotherapists Grégory Delente, Cédric Dupuis
Assistant Sandrine Jarzaguet

Source: PSG.fr

See also[edit]

Teams

Sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Présentation (centre de formation)". PSG.fr. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Academy Présentation". PSG.fr. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "PSG Urban Academy" (PDF). PSG.fr. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "CFA". PSG.fr. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "U19". PSG.fr. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "U17". PSG.fr. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official websites