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PSG 2010/11 squad before the Qatari takeover: Where are they now?

It is crazy to believe that Paris Saint-Germain only became a mega-rich team in 2011.

It feels so much longer. After all, French Ligue 1 is now employing some of the biggest names in football. Not to mention the fact that only two seasons have given us alternative French football champions since the takeover of Qatar Sports Investments just a decade ago. No wonder so many of us have fond memories of Olivier Girouds Montpellier from 2011/12 and Monaco’s young weapons from 2016/17.

The last three non-PSG Ligue 1 champions:

❍ 2010/11 Lille
❍ 2011/12 Montpellier
❍ 2016/17 Monaco

Three classically iconic teams.

– Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 30, 2020

The decision to end the Ligue 1 season 2019/20 prematurely, based on the current rating, so as not to undermine France's efforts to curb the coronavirus, has again crowned PSG. That means they're just one title away from the draw and Marseille and Saint-Etienne are the most successful team in the history of the competition.

In 2010/11, the last campaign before PSG became a government-sponsored superclub that was able to achieve almost unrivaled finances in football, they had only two Ligue 1 trophies in their name. This season, under the guidance of former manager Antoine Kombouare, they finished fourth in the league. What is now one of the world's top football clubs watched with envy as Eden Hazard, Moussa Sow, Gervinho, Yohan Cabaye and the rest of their Lille team took over the crown.

But what they lacked in success they made up for in personality. Perhaps the following content will convince you that the 2010/11 site was actually more interesting than the current PSG series winners.

Mamadou Sakho

  • Age: 30th
  • Appearances for PSG: 201
  • Current club: Crystal palace

When 2010/11 came, Sakho was a full member of the PSG first team after experiencing a rapid rise that led to him becoming the club's youngest captain at 17 and the youngest player ever skippered a side in the Ligue 1.

The decision was made by former coach Paul Le Guen, who took the courageous step after the survey the leadership qualities of Captain Pauleta and Vice Captain Sylvain Armand 2007/08, a season in which PSG finished 16th and survived relegation by only three points – oh, how have times changed.

Of course, these qualities were not lost at Liverpool, who moved to the French in 2013, but after struggling with injuries, performing inconsistently and failing with Jürgen Klopp, he moved to Crystal Palace, where he continued to play a restricted role due to further injuries.

Christophe Jallet

  • Age: 36
  • Appearances for PSG: 198
  • Current club: Amiens

As a regular right-back, Jallet remained important to PSG after his investment and remained in the capital until 2014, where his professionalism and commitment made him a firm favorite Carlo Ancelotti.

When Jallet came into the 1930s, PSG was on a rapid path to dominate European football, so he looked for a more regular football for the first team in Lyon, where his consistency continued to shimmer through and gave him a spot in 2014/2014 brought in. 15 Ligue 1 team of the year.

A move to the Allianz Riviera followed and after two years with Nice, he decided to cut his teeth with Amiens last summer. Unfortunately, with the early end of the Ligue 1 season, Amiens suffered relegation due to the outbreak of the coronavirus after taking 19th place.


  • Age: 38
  • Appearances for PSG: 112
  • Current club: Fluminense

After ending the 2011/12 Ligue 1 season with 21 goals, making him the top scorer this season, it is one of the great mysteries of football that Nene never received an international cap for Brazil. This dilemma will certainly not be lost for West Ham fans who remember his unfortunate stay in 2015.

The productive winger was PSG's top scorer in the league again in 2010/2011 and after only two and a half years in Paris he went to Qatar. This was followed by the above-mentioned but highly unforgettable magic in Upton Park, in which Sam Allardyce preferred the worldly but effective wide game of Matt Jarvis Nene's unpredictability.

When Slaven Bilic stepped into the frame and Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio joined him in East London, Nene was taken outside and returned to Brazil, where he has since exposed himself to Vasco da Gama, Sao Paulo and now Fluminense .

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Ludovic Giuly

  • Age: 43
  • Appearances for PSG: 125
  • Current club: Retired

The Champions League winner with Barcelona left PSG at the end of 2010/11 with a free transfer and each spent one season with Monaco and Lorient. Giuly surprisingly retired in 2013 to play again for French fourth division club Monts d & # 39; Or, where he scored 16 goals in 39 games before finally saying goodbye in 2016.

Mevlut Erdinc

  • Age: 33
  • Appearances for PSG: 109
  • Current club: Fenerbahce

The FC Sochaux Academy graduate earned his major move to PSG in 2009 and had a relatively fruitful stay in the French capital. In three seasons, he scored 24 Ligue 1 goals. Unfortunately for the Turkish international, he fell under the pecking order Ancelotti and left the club in 2012, with Newcastle becoming firm favorites at the time to secure his signature.

After missing out Kevin Gameiro, then manager Alan Pardew, announced that positive talks have taken place to bring Erdinc to Tyneside. He said then: “Erding has always been on our radar. He is a very good player and that's all I'm going to say at the moment.

"We are working very hard to get the deal going, and I'm pretty happy with the way things are going so far."

A deal did not materialize and the magpies signed West Ham's Demba Ba while Erdinc moved to Rennes, before he turned out for Saint-Etienne, Hannover 96, Guingamp, Metz, Istanbul Basaksehir, Antalyaspor and now represents Fenerbahce.

Guillaume Hoarau

  • Age: 36
  • Appearances for PSG: 145
  • Current club: Young boys

After Hoarau came on stage in 2007/08 with Le Havre, where he scored 28 talented goals in 38 games with his goalkeepers, he was aptly referred to as "Karim Benzema of Ligue 2" while the players compared the high goals on English soil Adolescent to a certain Peter Crouch. Quite the football paradox.

But there was no question that Hoarau was scheduled for a major switch to a European powerhouse after this season, and he quickly secured a move to PSG in 2008, where his first campaign was awarded a place in the Ligue 1 team of the year and 17 matching goals.

After these two majestic seasons, however, Hoarau's shape faded and he never really continued from there. He isIn the 2010/2011 campaign he fought for form and was allowed to leave in 2012. A stay in China followed before he moved to Bordeaux.

He now plays for the Swiss Young Boys, where he was successful with 184 goals from 184 games.

Claude Makelele

  • Age: 47
  • Appearances for PSG: 118
  • Current club: Chelsea (technical mentor)

Makelele was originally scheduled to retire before the 2010/2011 season, but stayed one more year before he ended his player career and became Carlo Ancelotti's assistant. He then took on a role as technical director at Monaco before following Paul Clement as an assistant coach to Swansea City.

The Frenchman took over the position of head coach at the Belgian first division club Eupen before leaving in the summer and returning to Stamford Bridge, where he currently holds a technical mentor role for the club.

Sylvain Armand

  • Age: 39
  • Appearances for PSG: 377
  • Current club: Retired

Armand was PSG's longest-serving player when he left the club in 2013 after spending nine years on the books. Armand, the textbook definition of a club legend, was canonized in Parisian folklore for his dedicated service to the club and is nicknamed “Mr. PSG ”among the fans. He went to Rennes after the end of his PSG romance and stayed in Roazhon Park for four years before hanging his boots in 2017.

Mateja Kezman

  • Age: 41
  • Appearances for PSG: 53
  • Current club: Retired

The experienced ex-Chelsea striker retired after a break at South China and half a season at BATE Borisov in 2012. Only a few months after the start of the 2010/11 season, Kezman's contract in Paris was terminated by mutual agreement. The mysterious striker has never really started at PSG with just five goals in Ligue 1 for his two years in the club.

Siaka Tiene

  • Age: 38
  • Appearances for PSG: 75
  • Current club: Retired

The seasoned full-back actually survived the first takeover from Qatar and was part of the team that won the Ligue 1 championship title in 2013. However, Tiene moved to Montpellier in 2013, where he released the left-back after only two seasons.

Although the 2014/15 season was Tienes' last in this sport, he ended the 2015 African Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast, which he represented 96 times and started in the final against Ghana.

Mathieu Bodmer

  • Age: 37
  • Appearances for PSG: 91
  • Current club: Amiens

Bodmer joined PSG at the start of the 2010/2011 season and impressed in the club for two years. However, there was a loan game at Ligue 1, Saint-Etienne, and the midfielder was with Nice until January, where he was overwhelmed by Lucien Favre in the title fight. In addition to ex-PSG teammate Jallet, Bodmer also suffered a relegation at Amiens after shortening the Ligue 1 season.

Clement Chantome

  • Age: 32
  • Appearances for PSG: 249
  • Current club: Poissy

Chantome came through the youth at PSG and spent 15 years in the club, but the big money cost him a lot of playing time. Although he remained under contract until 2015, he spent one season on loan in Toulouse and has since represented both Bordauex and Rennes. After being loaned to Lens by Rennes, he now works with Poissy in the fourth division of French football.

Jeremy Clement

  • Age: 35
  • Appearances for PSG: 192
  • Current club: Retired

The 2010/11 season was the last for Clement with PSG, and the Rangers' unique midfielder had been with Saint-Etienne since July 2011 before moving to Ligue 2 AS Nancy in 2017. Most recently, he finished fifth. Clement has announced the retirement from FC Bourgoin-Jallieu. After the premature end of the season after the COVID 19 pandemic, Clement has announced his retirement from football.

Apoula Edel

PSG's goalkeeper Apoula Edel during the French premier league soccer match, Paris Saint-Germain versus AS Nancy at Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, France, on May 10, 2011. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

  • Age: 33
  • Appearances for PSG: 68
  • Current club: Retired

During the season in question, the Cameroonian-born Edel, who moved to Armenia in 2002, was involved in legal proceedings against a former coach.

After Sevilla lost to PSG in the Europa League – a game in which Edel played and remained without conceding a goal – the Spanish club used Philibert's claims as the basis for a protest at Uefa to overturn the result. Uefa dismissed Sevilla's complaint and subsequent appeals after Edel clarified his name through an interview with the French police. Then he and PSG sued Philibert for defamation.

Edel was replaced by Gregory Coupet as the first choice in several cases, but ultimately appeared more frequently throughout the 2010/11 campaign. He left for Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel the following summer after his contract had expired, and it has recently been reported that he plays for FC Pune City in India.

Peguy Luyindula

  • Age: 41
  • Appearances for PSG: 180
  • Current club: Retired

As iconic as it may be, Luyindula's five-year stint at PSG ended in 2012 and the striker spent a season in the MLS with the New York Red Bulls before retiring from the game. Just last month, Dijon announced Luyindula as the club's sports director after spending a year as President Olivier Delcourt's strategic advisor.


  • Age: 39
  • Appearances for PSG: 197
  • Current club: Retired

The Brazilian defender was a regular at PSG in his last season without wealth, but fell out of favor in the 2011/2012 season and was released after five years in the club. After a stay at Internacional, he most recently played for America MG in his home country.

Zoumana Camara

  • Age: 41
  • Appearances for PSG: 224
  • Current club: PSG (deputy managing director)

The defender's season was getting rarer before the takeover, but Camara remained on the books as a player at PSG until 2015 and is currently Thomas Tuchel's deputy manager in the Parisian dugout.

Stephane Sessegnon

  • Age: 35
  • Appearances for PSG: 105
  • Current club: Genclerbirligi

Halfway through the season, he moved to the Premier League with Sunderland before moving to West Brom in 2013 after making £ 5.25 million. He returned to France with Montpellier in the summer of 2016 – before joining the Turkish Super Lig club Genclerbirligi in January 2018.

The tiny trickster was a pleasure to watch in the Premier League. His striking wide-open play and ballet gait regularly snapped at the ankles, leaving the full-backs confused. Tottenham fans hope that his distant cousin Ryan can bring the same Razzmatazz to North London in the coming years.

Gregory Coupet

  • Age: 47
  • Appearances for PSG: 46
  • Current club: Retired

If the national team line-up had been selected by the public, Coupet would have achieved France's goal at the 2006 World Cup. A France Football poll found 69% of readers preferred it to Fabien Barthez at the time. It would make sense since his then club, Lyon, became French champions for the fifth year in a row (two more) and Coupet was in a hot streak of four Ligue 1 goalkeepers in a row The year wins. It remains the longest continuous run since the award was introduced and only the great Steve Mandanda from Marseille has won it several times.

Before the 2006 tournament, Coupet and the then French coach Raymond Domenech had a heated row over lunch with the entire squad and their families. Ironically, it was the result of a team loyalty exercise (triggered by the fact that his rival, then 34-year-old Barthez, was allowed to climb to the Grande Motte glacier due to calf pain).

When Barthez finally retired, Coupet as France's No. 1 was unsuccessful. He left Lyon for Atletico Madrid. He seldom appeared there, taking the first free kick Lionel Messi ever scored (in a rather embarrassing way), deciding it was enough, and returning to Ligue 1 for a swan song with PSG. The 2010/2011 season with PSG was Coupet's last season before he retired.

Jean-Christophe Bahebeck

  • Age: 27th
  • Appearances for PSG: 53
  • Current club: Utrecht

Bahebeck was a highly valued young talent who made connections to Chelsea and Man City in his embryonic years. He could not live up to the hype and, after a nomadic existence with various rental spells outside of Paris, moved permanently to Utrecht in the Eredevisie in 2018.

Jean-Eudes Maurice

  • Age: 33
  • Appearances for PSG: 53
  • Current club: Union Namur Fosses-la-Ville

The former PSG youngster left the Paris Club in 2014, but already switched with Chennaiyin between India and Cyprus with Ermis. The Haitian also traded in Vietnam with Sai Gon and in Kazakhstan with Taraz and Aktobe. Quite the globetrotter, but now he's back in the lower league with the Belgian club Union Namur Fosses-la-Ville on a better-known European ground.

Tripy Makonda

  • Age: 30th
  • Appearances for PSG: 27th
  • Current club: Blue boys Mühlenbach

He left the Paris Club in 2011 after limited excursions and since then has put on the jerseys from Brest, Academica in Portugal, AS Poissy and more recently Blue Boys Muhlenbach in Luxembourg, to which he switched in 2019.

Neeskens Kebano

  • Age: 28
  • Appearances for PSG: 9
  • Current club: Fulham

Played in the PSG youth line-up, but was allowed to go to the RSC Charleroi in 2013. He moved to another Belgian club, Genk, in 2015 before moving to Fulham Championship Club for £ 3.8m in August 2016. This season he played sporadically under Scott Parker and started only one league.

Sammy Traore

  • Age: 44
  • Appearances for PSG: 96
  • Current club: Retired

Traore spent six years at PSG before retiring in 2012. The former Malian international won 24 caps for his country and recorded a total of 96 appearances for the Parisians after he also made 130 appearances for Nice.

Loick Landre

  • Age: 28
  • Appearances for PSG: 1
  • Current club: Nimes

As a teenager at PSG, he only played one league game in this campaign and switched to Lens after two loans in 2013, for which he made over 80 appearances. He then moved to Genoa before moving to AC Pisa on loan. He now plays for Ligue 1's Nimes.

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