Arriving at Charles de Gaulle: PSG’s greatest XI that were not born at home

Adam Brown

Paris Saint-Germain are one of football’s biggest clubs, but not just that, their location in one of the world’s best cities makes PSG an attractive option for any player. 

While Les Parisiens have had some of France’s best ever players on their books, such as Claude Makelele and Ludovic Giuly, when we consider PSG’s foreign players over the years, who would make the best XI? But also, how many players from PSG’s current squad deserve to be named in the XI?

We’ve set the team up in a 3-4-3 formation.

Honorable mention: Edinson Cavani

Given that PSG have had so much talent over the years, it’s very surprising that they have actually never won the Champions League.

As well as a lack of success in Europe, the French sides reign of domination came to an end this season with Monaco being crowned as Ligue 1 champions. With Edinson Cavani scoring 35 goals in the Ligue 1 2016/17 season, it’s unlikely that the loss of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is solely responsible for Paris’ failures this season.

When considering all competitions, the Uruguayan forward netted a ridiculous 49 goals with five assists. It’s almost unfair that a player can score so many goals and only come away with domestic trophies. So despite Cavani’s goals, this season was a disaster for the PSG side. The French side had a chance to establish themselves after their demolition of Barcelona at the Parc des Princes.

Unsurprisingly, only two players from the current squad could even be considered for our foreign XI – it’s time for Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani to move on if the Paris side don’t massively improve next season.

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