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PSG: Stars signed long before Qatar takeover
Before Qatar’s takeover of PSG in the summer of 2011 and XXL’s injection of funds into the financial plan to attract stars in the transfer market, the capital club had been successful in bringing in big international names. Back to these former PSG stars.
After his arrival in PSG in the summer of 1993 from Sao Paulo, Ray was the captain of the Brazilian national team. The auriverde number 10 was also crowned world champion in 1994 with Seleçãobut his story was not always simple with PSG. After a very difficult first season at Parc des Princes, he nevertheless persevered and established himself over the years, allowing PSG win many titles (1 Cup Winners’ Cup, 1 Ligue 1, 2 French Cups, 2 League Cups and 1 Champions League). Paradise finally left in the summer of 1998 to return to sender, on the side Sao Paulo.
JJ Okocha (1998-2002)
And precisely in order to compensate for this departure from Ray who left this number 10 in 1998 PSG aimed at JJ Okocha, who was coming off a very good World Cup with Nigeria that summer. Taken from Fenerbahce for €17 million, he also broke the transfer record for Ligue 1 players, confirming his confirmed international status at the time. From his first official match in the league with PSG, Okocha marked this event by scoring an anthological goal Bordeaux in Lescure Park…
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Nikola Anelka (1996-1997, then 2000-2002)
From the educational center of PSG after performing his weight onINF Clairfontaine, Nikola Anelka made his professional debut at the capital club at the age of only 16, and then was sold Arsenal. And after the explosion among gunners and his fruitless transition to Real Madrid (even if he won the Champions League there), Anelka returns with much fanfare to PSG in the summer of 2000 with a record transfer to Parc des Princes: 32 million euros and the status of a recognized international star who returned to the capital. But again, the experience would not go as planned for the tricolor number 9…
While he was considered a future star of world football, Ronaldinho to choose PSG start your career in Europe. Hired for 7 million euros from Botafogo although he has been a Brazilian international for several years now, he has fully revealed his immense talent in two seasons in Ligue 1, scoring several anthological goals in form PSG. AND Ronaldinho was finally sold two years later, on FC Barcelona, for 30 million euros.
Pedro Miguel Pauleta (2003-2008)
When it lands on PSG based on Girondists of Bordeaux, Pedro Miguel Pauleta is already regarded as one of the league’s greatest goalscorers, but he is above all a proven player in the Portugal national team, having been selected for the first time in 1997. The statistics speak for themselves for the Aigle des Acores: in a Portuguese shirt, he will score 44 goals in 88 caps, hanging out with such stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Rui Costa and Luis Figo. And with PSG, Pauleta scored a total of 109 goals in 211 games, becoming the club’s all-time top scorer, before being dethroned Edinson Cavani. Just…