PSG’s latest Champions League failure shows they’re a brand, not a team

Are you impressed? Seriously, are you impressed by anything that has happened at Paris Saint-Germain over the last 10+ years? The club, at least, thinks so.

“After so many games and emotional moments, Paris Saint-Germain has recorded crazy statistics over the past ten years: 1314 goals scored in 553 official matches, with 399 wins and 258 clean sheets,” wrote an anonymous author (“CLUB”). on the PSG official website summer 2021 post titled “QSI – already 10 years old!”

The post continued: “The Paris Saint-Germain men’s team has won 27 trophies since 2011: 7 French champions (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020), 6 French champions (2015, 2016) . , 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021), 6 League Cups (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020), 8 Champions Trophies (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020). Crazy numbers that have led the club from the capital to become the French club with the most trophies.”

Here’s another crazy figure: €1.1bn, or how much PSG spent on net transfer fees alone after the takeover by Qatar, according to Transfermarkt.

Only Manchester United spent more, but we are not particularly interested in continental rivals, because PSG have not won anything outside of France. In France, Marseille have been second in free spending since 2011, with a relatively meager €170m in net transfer fees.

…and that’s just the money spent paying players to play for PSG.

According to the calculated salary from FBrefPSG’s current annual payroll is somewhere around €387m – by far the largest in the world and more than seven times that of their closest domestic rival, Marseille, with their €52m.

If you had relatively unlimited financial resources, you – yes, you – could achieve what QSI has been doing at PSG since 2011. famous football players. This is not a team. It’s just a group of random dudes wearing Jordan branded T-shirts with a massive QATAR AIRWAYS logo on the front.


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