5 Players who you didn't know played for PSG

Ibrahimovic scored a ridiculous 156 goals in 180 games for PSG in four seasons.
Ibrahimovic scored a ridiculous 156 goals in 180 games for PSG in four seasons.
Rupam Nag
Modified 06 Jan 2019
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Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain possess one of the best squads in European football today and have done so for about half a decade. During this trophy-laden period, they've won the league title every year bar one (2016-17, second to AS Monaco), along with four Coupe de France, five Coupe de la Ligue and six Trophée des Champions titles.

The credit for much of this success goes to PSG's new Qatari owners, who arrived back in 2011, and pummeled the French club to new heights with their financial muscle. The acquisition of the ever-so mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic spearheaded the revolution, and it was clear that PSG were heading to an era of absolute dominance in French football.

Now, Ibrahimovic might be gone, but PSG continue to boast a squad that only a select few clubs can match on-paper. The attacking trio of Neymar-Cavani-Mbappe is one of the most fearsome in football today. Add to that the presence of world-class talents like Angel di Maria, Marco Verratti and Thiago Silva, and you have a roster to envy.

However, this current batch of superstars aren't the only ones to fill up PSG's hall of fame. In fact, they have had a number of big names in their ranks much before the Qataris intervened. Today we'll take a look at five such players, who you probably didn't know played for the Parisians at a time.

#5 David Ginola (1992-1995)

David Ginola in PSG colours
David Ginola in PSG colours

Fans know the French wizard best from his days in the Premier League. He came to England in 1995, and stayed there till retirement in 2002, playing for clubs like Everton, Aston Villa, and most notably, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.

However, barring the lifelong Geordies, not many would manage to recall that it was indeed PSG who shipped Ginola to the Premier League.

Ginola was with PSG for just three seasons, but his time at the club was a massive success. He won the Coupe de France and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in his first season (1992-93) at the capital, and went on to win the French Footballer of the Year award in 1993.

The next season, Ginola won the league title with PSG, putting behind a World Cup to forget, where France was sent crashing out by Bulgaria.

After one more season with PSG, Ginola moved to England where he continued to shine.

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Published 06 Jan 2019
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