Paris Saint-Germain’s women’s team, known as PSG Féminines, was born in 1971 and originally fielded 33 players. The club didn’t feature in Division 1 Féminine, the top flight of women’s football in France, until the end of the 1978-79 season and spent the next 20 years bouncing back and forth between Division 1 and Division 2.
From 2001 to 2010, PSG added legends Sabrina Delannoy and Laure Boulleau to help solidify the team in the top flight of women’s football in France, which is widely considered the best league in the world. PSG Féminines won their first league championship during the 2000-01 season where they finished top of Division 2. Other titles include two Coupe de France Féminine trophies (2009-10 and 2017-18) and appearances in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final in 2015 and 2017.
Over the past ten years, PSG has been the biggest competition for one of the elite women’s teams in the world—Olympique Lyonnais Féminin. During this period, PSG has made progress in the Women’s Champions League and consistently finished second in the French league. In 2018-19, PSG finished second with 57 points recording an astounding 18-3-1 record, trailing Lyon by only five points. In the 2019-20 season, PSG looks to push their game to a whole new level.
The team is coached by former OGC Nice midfielder Olivier Echouafni who returns after a successful season last year. Under Echouafni’s direction is a squad full of internationals you may have heard of at last summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. PSG players to keep an eye on this summer include:
Irene Paredes – Defender
Paredes has featured for PSG since 2016 and earned the vice-captain role primarily due to her consistent midfield presence.
Formiga – Midfielder
The Brazilian is incredibly experienced who is known for her tireless work ethic. She’s dependable in the midfield and the captain of the team.
Marie-Antionette Katoto – Forward
Playing for PSG since 2015, Katoto has recorded 53 goals in 56 league appearances. Not even Kylian Mbappé can boast numbers like that!
— PSG Féminines (@PSG_Feminines) August 25, 2019
Jordyn Huitema – Forward
The young Canadian has been lighting it up this pre-season!
PSG kicked off the 2019-20 season with an impressive 7-0 win over ASJ Soyaux Charente. While it’s still difficult to watch the women’s team here in the United States, the more vocal you are on social media about wanting to watch these games live, the more likely it is to happen. The Women’s Champions League is typically available on Bleacher Report in the U.S.
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