Marseille vs PSG: A closer look at le derby de France

Marseille vs PSG: A closer look at le derby de France

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updated at July 3, 2023 at 2:28 PM
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Ligue 1 is one of the best leagues in the world, and the rivalries make it worth it. The Marseille vs PSG rivalry is one of the biggest in French football, named Le Classique. Read on to learn more about le Derby de France.

Marseille vs PSG
Alexi Sanchez motivating the crowd during Ligue 1 match against Auxerre on April 30, 2023, in Marseille, France. Mbappe looks on during a match against Stade Rennes on January 15, 2023, in Rennes, France. Photo: Anthony Bibard (Alexis) and Aurelien Meunier (Mbappe) (Modified by author)
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The derby attracts millions of fans worldwide waiting to see how France's biggest teams will fair. They are also some of the most decorated teams in the country. How many wins does Marseille have vs PSG?

Marseille vs PSG head to head

The two teams have met a record 58 teams, with PSG getting the upper hand. Marseille have won 13 matches, with PSG taking a big chunk of the 34 wins. They have drawn 11 games.

Marseille vs PSG trophies

The Parisians have 46 trophies in their time at the top at the time of writing. They have 11 Ligue 1 titles, 14 French Cups, 9 French League Cups, 11 Champions Trophies and one UEFA Cup Winners Cup.

Marseille vs PSG squad
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Marseille also won one Champions League Trophy, 10 Ligue 1 trophy, One Ligue 2 trophy, 10 Coupe de France trophy, 2 Trophée des Champions and three Coupe de la Ligue. The club has 26 trophies in their history. In the achievements department, PSG takes the cake in the Marseille vs PSG debate.

Marseille vs PSG squad

PSG is seen to have more superstars and more talented players in their squad compared to Marseille. PSG currently have:

  • Keylor Navas
  • Sergio Rico
  • Alexander Letellier
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma
  • Milan Šhrikiniar
  • Achraf Hakimi
  • Presnel Kimpembe
  • Marquinhos
  • Juan Bernat
  • Colin Dagba
  • Layvin Kurzawa
  • Abdou Diallo
  • Nuno Mendes
  • Nordi Mukiele
  • Timothee Pembelle
  • El Chadaille Bitshiabu
  • Serif Nhaga
  • Anfane Ahamada M'Ze
  • Marco Veratti
  • Fabián Ruiz
  • Danilo Pereira
  • Vitinha
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Renato Sanches
  • Julian Draxler
  • Carlos Soler
  • Warren Zaire-Emery
  • Ismael Gharbi
  • Aymn Kari
  • Hugo Ekitike
  • Ilyes Housni
  • Kylian Mbappé
  • Mauro Icardi
  • Neymar
  • Djeidi Gassama

Marseille also has a packed squad including:

  • Simon Ngapandouentnbu
  • Jelle Van Neck
  • Samuel Gigot
  • Leornadi Balerdi
  • Jonathan Clauss
  • Jordan Amavi
  • Sead Kolašinac
  • Tom Moustier
  • Yakine Said
  • Chancel Mbemba
  • Ugo Berteli
  • Raimane Daou
  • Amine Harit
  • Nemanja Radonjić
  • Emran Soglo
  • Kevin Strootman
  • Matteo Guendouzi
  • Azz-Eddine Ounahi
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Cengiz Ünder
  • Valentin Rongier
  • Pape Alassane Gueye
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Bartuğ Elmaz
  • Aylan Benyahia-Tani
  • Luis Suárez
  • Vitinha
  • Salim Ben Seghir
  • François Mughe
  • Esey Gebreyesus
  • Alexis Sánchez
Marseille vs PSG head to head
Team Olympique de Marseille poses before the French Cup football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Velodrome stadium on February 8, 2023, in Marseille, France Photo: Jean Catuffe
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Marseille vs PSG legends

Who is the biggest PSG legend? Both teams have had great players perform at a high level for the club. Some of the best PSG legends include:

  • Dominique Rocheteau
  • Ronaldinho
  • Edison Cavani
  • Bernard Lama
  • Rai
  • Mustapha Dahleb
  • Thiago Silva
  • Pauleta
  • Safet Susic
Marseille vs PSG legends
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pictured ahead of the French L1 football match between Bordeaux and Paris (PSG) on May 11, 2016, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. Photo: Nicolas Tucat
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  • Zlatan Ibrahimović

Some of the best for Marseille include:

  • Marcel Desailly
  • Jean Bastien
  • Fabien Barthez
  • Joseph Bonnel
  • Jean Pierre Papin
  • Roger Scotti
  • Steve Mandanda
  • Abedi Pele
  • Gunnar Andersson
  • Didier Deschamps

Marseille vs PSG coaches

In their history, PSG has had 31 managers. Marseille, on the other hand, has had more than 50 coaches in their history.

Who is PSG's biggest rival?

Olympique de Marseille is the Frenchgaint's biggest competitor. The two teams are some of the most decorated in the country. Marseille and Paris are also rival cities comparing their size.

How many goals has Messi scored for PSG?

In 2021/2022, the star managed to score 11 goals. The star upped his game in the 2022/2023 season, scoring 21 goals in 41 matches. In total, he had 32 goals for PSG.

How many goals has Messi scored for PSG?
Lionel Messi kicks the ball during the French L1 football match against RC Strasbourg Alsace at Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, eastern France on May 27, 2023. Photo: Patrick Hertzog
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What is PSG's biggest loss?

The French Kings once lost to Nantes in a Ligue 1 match by six goals to nil. The game was their biggest-ever loss in September 1971.

PSG and Marseille have some of European football's best squads, trophies, and financial firepower. The Parisians edge out their counterparts in wins, goals scored, and trophies won. Marseille has hired more managers in its history.

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