Top 10 greatest PSG legends of all time: defenders and teams

Top 10 greatest PSG legends of all time: defenders and teams

The team is undoubtedly one of the best football teams in the world right now, and I bet you have asked yourself, who are the top 10 PSG legends of all time? They have had very prolific players in their history, but the Champions League Cup seems to have eluded them.

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From the likes of Ronaldinho to Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Edinson Cavani you name them. The team has been able to enjoy prolific goalscorers to epic dribblers. They have also had to enjoy shot-stoppers and excellent goalkeepers. Come with us as we discuss more PSG legends.

Top 10 PSG legends of all time

The successful athletes have enjoyed success in their domestic leagues hence many people ask who are the Top 10 best PSG players. Here are some of the club's all-time legends and PSG legends FIFA22 ratings:

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10. Dominique Rocheteau

He joined PSG in 1980 and played over 150 games. He is PSG's third all-time goalscorer, having scored 83 goals. He was known for his trickery and agility. He is given a FIFA rating of 87.

9. Ronaldinho

He is one of the best players of his generation and may be considered one of the best players overall. His skills, trickery, positional play and creativity always put him above the rest. He played for the club from 2001-to 2003. He is given a FIFA rating of 78.

Top 10 greatest PSG players of all time: Legends, defenders and teams
Ronaldinho celebrating after winning a match in Parc des Princes in 2003. Photo: Jacques Demarthon
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8. Edison Cavani

He is a powerful and intelligent player. He is a prolific scorer and is well known for his incredible work rate. He scored 138 goals for the club in just four seasons. The skipper was named Ligue 1 player of the season in the 2016/2017 season. He is given a FIFA rating of 84.

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7. Bernard Lama

He is well known for his great reflexes and goalkeeping ability. He remains the best goalkeeper in PSG's history, having won Coupe de France twice and the UEFA Cup Winners' cup. He also won the World Cup in 1998 with France. He is given a FIFA rating of 89.

6. Rai

He was one of the most prolific midfielders in PSG's history. Although he had a bad start, he was able to pick himself up and still play well. As a result, he won the team two league titles, French Cup and League Cup. He also won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. He is given a FIFA rating of 89.

5. Mustapha Dahleb

He was PSG's top scorer with 85 goals. He was one of the most prolific goal scorers who remained loyal to the team. He stayed at PSG for 10 years, winning two Coupes de France titles. He is given a FIFA rating of 98.

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Top 10 greatest PSG players of all time: Legends, defenders and teams
Dahleb receiving his former jersey during a PSG honouring ceremony in the Townhall in 2019. Photo: Aurelien Meunier
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4. Thiago Silva

He remains one of the most prolific defenders at PSG ever and across Europe. The Brazilian is well known for his intelligence, positional play and aerial prowess. He led the team to four Ligue 1 title wins, four consecutive Coupes de la Ligue, and three Coupe de France. He is given a FIFA rating of 85.

3. Pauleta

He was the club's all-time top scorer before the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Portuguese striker was well known for his Eagle celebrations and his drive. He carried the club out of its darkest times. He is given a FIFA rating of 85.

2. Safet Susic

He was a midfielder holding PSG's assists record. He also scored 96 goals for his club. The Yugoslavian won foreign player of the Year in 1993. He won one League 1 cup and one cup. He is given a FIFA rating of 69.

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1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

He is the club's all-time top scorer in all competitions. He won four league titles, with the club scoring an impressive 156 goals in 180 appearances. He was one of the best reasons PSG dominated French football between 2012 and 2016. He is given a FIFA rating of 84.

Top 10 greatest PSG players of all time: Legends, defenders and teams
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates a goal he had scored during the French Cup final match against Olympique de Marseille. Photo: Jean Catuffe
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PSG's best legendary defenders of all time are:

6. Jean-Marc Pilorget

Jean-Marc Pilorget joined the team in 1975, a few years after its establishment. He played a record 435 matches for the team, becoming the all-time leader in appearances. He was at the club for 14 years and had a total of 17 goals and 20 assists.

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Jean-Marc Pilorget vying for the ball against Malian Kaloka between PSG former stars vs Africa former stars. Photo: Franck Fife
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5. Sylvain Armand

Sylvain is another influential defender in PSG's history. He joined the team in 2004 after an impressive spell with Nantes, where he helped them win the Ligue 1 title by scoring important goals. He was PSG's player of the season in the 2006-2007 season.

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The skipper was rarely injured and missed only eight games at the club. He won one Ligue 1 title, two Coupe de France titles and a Coupe de la Ligue. He scored 12 goals and made 16 assists.

Sylvain Armand in action during a Ligue 1 match against Stade de Reims Champagne FC. Photo: John Berry
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4. Ricardo Gomes

Gomes debuted for the team in 1991. The Brazilian made a name for himself in only four seasons at the club. He won four trophies with the club, including the League 1 title, two Coupe de France titles and a Coupe de la Ligue. He scored 11 goals. He later managed PSG in the 1997-1998 season, winning two cups.

Top 10 PSG legends of all time ranked, PSG legends who were defenders and the best PSG team ever
Ricardo Gomes in action for PSG during a Cup Winners' Cup semifinal against Arsenal in 1994. Photo: Anton Want
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3. Alain Roche

Alain Roche joined the team in 1992 and played for the club for six seasons. He scored 10 goals in his 193 games, winning one Division 1, three Coupe de France, one Coupe de la Ligue and UEFA Cup Winners Cup. He scored both goals in the Coupe de France final and Coupe de la Ligue final. The skipper was named French footballer of the Year in 1992.

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Top 10 PSG legends of all time ranked, PSG legends who were defenders and the best PSG team ever
Alain Roche looks on during a reception at the Paris town hall in 2012. Photo: Jacques Demarthon
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2. Marquinhos

Marcos Aoás Corrêa (born 14 May 1994), known as Marquinhos, is still a PSG player. He has scored 25 goals for the club as of March 2022. He has won nearly every domestic cup with PSG and made it to the UEFA Champions League final in 2019-2020 for the first time in PSG's history. He was included in Ligue 1 team of the Year and the UEFA Champions League squad of the season.

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Marquinhos appreciates the fans after their 1 nil defeat to OGC Nice. Photo: Jonathan Moscrop
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1. Thiago Silva

Thiago is another phenomenal defender. He is one of the most intelligent defenders with excellent technical and extraordinary aerial abilities. He has won 22 titles, with the club reaching the UEFA Champion's League final in 2019-2020. He currently plays for Chelsea.

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Thiago Silva reacts after being injured in a match against Bayern Munich in 2020. Photo: David Ramos
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Who is PSG's best player?

PSG’s best player ever is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The skipper had 156 goals in his 180 appearances for the club, becoming the all-time top scorer. He won many cups with them, including the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France.

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Who wears the number 7 in PSG?

Kylian Mbappe wears the number 7 for the club. He is also one of PSG’s most prolific players.

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Kylian Mbappe celebrating his second goal against St. Etienne in 2022 in a Ligue 1 match. Photo: John Berry
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PSG's best team ever

The current 2021/2022 squad is the best PSG team ever. It has prolific players, from Kylian Mbappe to Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergi Ramos, and other stars like Achraf Hakimi. It is also the most valuable squad in the world as of 2022.

PSG's all time 11

The best 11 team for the club includes:

  1. Bernard Lama
  2. Gabriel Heinze
  3. Jean-Marc Pilorget
  4. Thiago Silva
  5. Maxwell
  6. Safet Susic
  7. Rai
  8. Luis Fernandez
  9. George Weah
  10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  11. Edinson Cavani
Top 10 PSG legends of all time ranked, PSG legends who were defenders and the best PSG team ever
Cavani celebrates scoring a goal against Olympique Lyonnais just before it was cancelled in the French Cup semifinal match. Photo: Jean Catuffe
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The team is quite an infant club but has made strides in the past years and has some of the best names among PSG legends. From great footballers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Ronaldinho to George Weah, the club is not short of legends and keeps writing history.

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