Paris Saint-Germain’s first match of the last decade was on January 16, 2010, away at Lille OSC. On that day, PSG lost the Ligue 1 battle three to one with a squad that newer fans would barely recognize.
At that time in PSG’s history, Qatar Sports Investments money hadn’t come in and manager Antoine Kombouaré didn’t have a star-studded squad that Thomas Tuchel benefits from today.
PSG finished in 13th place at the end of the 2009-10 season—behind teams like AS Nancy, Valenciennes FC, and AJ Auxerre—but they did manage to defeat AS Monaco in the Coupe de France final for their eighth title.
A lot has changed since then so we wanted to take a look back at the first PSG starting XI of the decade and find out where those players are now:
Apoula Edima Edel – Goalkeeper
Edel retired in 2017. He left PSG in 2011 on a free transfer to Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Mamadou Sakho – Center-Back
Sakho currently plays for Crystal Palace in the Premier League. He left PSG in 2013 to join Liverpool FC for €19 million according to Transfermarkt.
Sammy Traoré – Center-Back
Traoré retired as a PSG player in 2011.
Sylvain Armand – Left-Back
Armand retired in 2017. He left PSG in 2013 on a free transfer to Stade Rennais.
Ceará – Right-Back
Ceará retired in 2017. He left PSG in 2012 on a free transfer to Cruzeiro.
Jérémy Clément – Midfielder
Claude Makélélé – Defensive Midfielder
Makélélé retired as a PSG player in 2011. He signed for PSG from Chelsea FC in 2008 on a free transfer.
Mevlüt Erdinç – Midfielder
Erdinç currently plays for Fenerbahçe S.K. in the Turkish Super Lig. He left PSG in 2012 to join Stade Rennais for €6.6 million according to Transfermarkt. He scored PSG’s lone goal against Lille and the first PSG goal of the decade.
Péguy Luyindula – Forward
Luyindula retired in 2015. He left PSG in 2012 when he terminated his contract to join New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.
Clément Chantôme – Defensive Midfielder
Chantôme retired in 2019. He left PSG in 2015 to join Girondins de Bordeaux for €700K according to Transfermarkt. He last played for Paris-based club Red Star FC.
Christophe Jallet – Right-Back
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