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2017–18 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. season

The 2017–18 season was Paris Saint-Germain Football Club's 45th professional season since its creation in 1970, and its 44th consecutive season in the top-flight of French football. They broke the world transfer record by acquiring Neymar for a world record fee of €222 million.

Paris Saint-Germain
2017–18 season
PresidentNasser Al-Khelaifi
Head coachUnai Emery
StadiumParc des Princes
Ligue 11st
Coupe de FranceWinners
Coupe de la LigueWinners
Trophée des ChampionsWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague: Edinson Cavani (28)
All: Edinson Cavani (39)
Highest home attendance47,759 (vs. Guingamp – 29 April 2018)
Lowest home attendance40,920 (vs. Troyes – 29 November 2017)
Average home league attendance46,862

Contents

PlayersEdit

French teams are limited to four players without EU citizenship. Hence, 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.

Current squadEdit

As of 31 January 2018[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Kevin Trapp
2   DF Thiago Silva (captain)
3   DF Presnel Kimpembe
5   DF Marquinhos (3rd captain)
6   MF Marco Verratti
8   MF Thiago Motta (vice-captain)
9   FW Edinson Cavani
10   FW Neymar
11   MF Ángel Di María
12   DF Thomas Meunier
16   GK Alphonse Areola
17   DF Yuri Berchiche
No. Position Player
18   MF Giovani Lo Celso
19   MF Lassana Diarra
20   DF Layvin Kurzawa
21   FW Hatem Ben Arfa
23   MF Julian Draxler
24   MF Christopher Nkunku
25   MF Adrien Rabiot
27   MF Javier Pastore
29   FW Kylian Mbappé (on loan from Monaco)
32   DF Dani Alves
40   GK Sébastien Cibois

TransfersEdit

InEdit

For Recent transfers see List of French football transfers summer 2017

No. Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
17 DF   Yuri Berchiche   Real Sociedad €16m 7 July 2017 [2]
32 DF   Dani Alves Unattached Free transfer 12 Jul 2017 [3]
10 FW   Neymar   FC Barcelona[4] €222m[5] 3 Aug 2017 [6]
29 FW   Kylian Mbappé   Monaco Loan 31 Aug 2017 [7]
19 MF   Lassana Diarra Unattached Free transfer 23 Jan 2018 [8]

OutEdit

No. Pos Player Transferred To Fee Date Source
17 DF   Maxwell Retired N/A 1 July 2017 [9]
29 FW   Jean-Kévin Augustin   RB Leipzig €13m 6 July 2017 [10]
14 MF   Blaise Matuidi   Juventus €20m 18 August 2017 [11]
19 DF   Serge Aurier   Tottenham Hotspur €23m 31 August 2017 [12]
4 MF   Grzegorz Krychowiak   West Bromwich Albion Loan 31 August 2017 [13]
37 FW   Odsonne Édouard   Celtic Loan 31 August 2017 [14]
15 FW   Gonçalo Guedes   Valencia Loan 2 September 2017 [15]
40 GK   Rémy Descamps   Tours Loan 2 January 2018 [16]
31 DF   Alec Georgen   AZ Loan 31 January 2018 [17]
7 FW   Lucas Moura   Tottenham Hotspur €28m 31 January 2018 [18]

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

International Champions CupEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverviewEdit

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
Ligue 1 5 August 2017 19 May 2018 Matchday 1 Winners 38 29 6 3 108 29 +79 076.32
Coupe de France 7 January 2018 8 May 2018 Round of 64 Winners 6 6 0 0 22 5 +17 100.00
Coupe de la Ligue 13 December 2017 31 March 2018 Round of 16 Winners 4 4 0 0 12 4 +8 100.00
Trophée des Champions 29 July 2017 Final Winners 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
Champions League 12 September 2017 6 March 2018 Group stage Round of 16 8 5 0 3 27 9 +18 062.50
Total 57 45 6 6 171 48 +123 078.95

Last updated: 19 May 2018 (2018-05-19).

Source: Competitions

Ligue 1Edit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 29 6 3 108 29 +79 93 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Monaco 38 24 8 6 85 45 +40 80
3 Lyon 38 23 9 6 87 43 +44 78
4 Marseille 38 22 11 5 80 47 +33 77 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
5 Rennes 38 16 10 12 50 44 +6 58
Source: Ligue 1 and Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Head-to-head away goals; 7) Goals scored; 8) Away goals scored; 9) Most goals scored in one league match; 10) Fair-play points[19]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of the 2017–18 Coupe de France and the 2017–18 Coupe de la Ligue, Paris Saint-Germain, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the Coupe de France winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the fourth-placed team and the spot awarded to the Coupe de la Ligue winners (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the sixth-placed team. The fifth-placed team received the spot in Europa League third qualifying round originally designated to the fourth-placed team.

Results by roundEdit

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ResultWWWWWWDWWDWWWWWLWWWWWLWWWWWWWWWDWWDDLD
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Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2018 (2018-05-19). Source: Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

Coupe de FranceEdit

Coupe de la LigueEdit

Trophée des ChampionsEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAR BAY CEL AND
1   Paris Saint-Germain 6 5 0 1 25 4 +21 15[a] Advance to knockout phase 3–0 7–1 5–0
2   Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 15[a] 3–1 3–0 3–0
3   Celtic 6 1 0 5 5 18 −13 3[b] Transfer to Europa League 0–5 1–2 0–1
4   Anderlecht 6 1 0 5 2 17 −15 3[b] 0–4 1–2 0–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Paris Saint-Germain 3–0 Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich 3–1 Paris Saint-Germain.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Anderlecht 0–3 Celtic, Celtic 0–1 Anderlecht.

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Ligue 1 Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Trophée des Champions Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   Kevin Trapp 14 0 4 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
16 GK   Alphonse Areola 42 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
40 GK   Sébastien Cibois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF   Thiago Silva 38 1 23+1 1 5 0 2 0 1 0 6 0
3 DF   Presnel Kimpembe 37 0 26+1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 2+1 0
5 DF   Marquinhos 41 2 25+1 0 3 1 3 1 1 0 8 0
12 DF   Thomas Meunier 33 5 16+7 4 4+1 0 3 1 1 0 0+1 0
17 DF   Yuri Berchiche 32 2 19+3 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
20 DF   Layvin Kurzawa 27 5 18+1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 3
32 DF   Dani Alves 40 5 22+2 1 2+2 0 2+1 1 1 1 8 2
33 DF   Kévin Rimane 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 DF   Stanley N'Soki 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
6 MF   Marco Verratti 38 2 20+2 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 8 2
8 MF   Thiago Motta 27 1 13+5 1 2+2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
11 MF   Ángel Di María 44 21 25+4 11 6 7 4 2 0 0 1+4 1
18 MF   Giovani Lo Celso 47 6 17+15 4 4 1 1+3 1 0 0 1+6 0
19 MF   Lassana Diarra 15 0 8+2 0 1+1 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
21 MF   Hatem Ben Arfa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF   Julian Draxler 45 5 18+10 4 4+2 0 3 1 0 0 3+5 0
24 MF   Christopher Nkunku 25 5 6+12 4 0+3 1 0+3 0 0+1 0 0 0
25 MF   Adrien Rabiot 50 5 27+6 1 4+1 1 3 1 1 1 8 1
27 MF   Javier Pastore 36 5 14+10 4 1+4 1 2+1 0 1 0 0+3 0
38 MF   Yacine Adli 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW   Edinson Cavani 47 38 29+2 26 5 3 2 2 1 0 8 7
10 FW   Neymar 30 28 20 19 1 2 2 1 0 0 7 6
29 FW   Kylian Mbappé 43 21 23+3 13 5 4 3+1 0 0 0 8 4
37 FW   Timothy Weah 3 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
7 FW   Lucas 6 1 0+5 1 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF   Blaise Matuidi 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
15 FW   Gonçalo Guedes 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
31 DF   Alec Georgen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 GK   Rémy Descamps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 19 May 2018
Source: Competitions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First team - PSG.fr". en.psg.fr. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Yuri Berchiche signs for Paris Saint-Germain". psg.fr. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Official: PSG sign Dani Alves". football-italia.net. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ The release clause of €222m in his contract with FC Barcelona was activated by Qatar Investment Authority, as well as the player himself. Formally signed with PSG as a free agent. Despite controversy regarding a potential Financial Fair Play violation, the transfer was fully recoginzed by UEFA.
  5. ^ https://hypebeast.com/2017/8/neymar-jr-psg-transfer-details-qatar-world-cup
  6. ^ "Neymar Jr signs with Paris Saint-Germain!". psg.fr. 3 August 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-08-03. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Kylian Mbappe: Paris St-Germain sign Monaco forward on loan". bbc.com. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Lassana Diarra to Paris St-Germain". bbc.com. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain unveils Berchiche as instant Maxwell replacement". 8 July 2017.
  10. ^ "RB Leipzig sign France prospect Jean-Kevin Augustin from PSG". bundesliga.com.
  11. ^ "Matuidi joins Juventus!". juventus.com. 18 August 2017.
  12. ^ "AURIER MOVE SECURED". tottenhamhotspur.com. 31 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Albion complete Krychowiak deal". wba.co.uk. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Odsonne Edouard: Celtic sign Paris St-Germain striker on loan for season". bbc.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Valencia sign Goncalo Guedes on loan from Paris Saint-Germain". ESPN FC. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Transferts : Rémy Descamps (PSG) officiellement prêté à Tours". lequipe.fr (in French). Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Alec Georgen joins AZ Alkmaar on loan". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Lucas Moura: Tottenham sign PSG forward for £23m". BBC. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  19. ^ "League Table". Ligue1.com. Retrieved 12 August 2016.

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