‘I Feel Very Proud’ – Raí on Being Voted the Best Player in PSG’s History

Although Paris Saint-Germain only has 50 years of existence, there’s plenty of recognizable names to have dawn the Parisien colors through their history. With the capital club commemorating their half-century birthday, they’ll be releasing a magazine that documents their history. 

Recently, the magazine conducted a vote to determine the best player in PSG’s history. There plenty of names to choose from, whether it’s George Weah, Ronaldinho, and Zlatan Ibrahimović, to name a few. However, none of those great players who have seen time with Les Parsiens were chosen as the best player in club history. 

The player to wear the honor of being the best player in the 50 years of PSG football is Raí, who spent five seasons in Paris, winning seven trophies in the process. During his tenure, the Brazil international made 217 appearances and scored 74 goals. 

Raí spoke with the PSG’s magazine (via Canal Supporters) to comment on receiving this honor. 

“I feel very proud. I am very honored by this feeling of gratitude that people have expressed towards me,” Raí said. “I don’t necessarily believe in fate, but I believe in energies that attract. It’s as if it was written that I was going to share this story with Paris.”

With PSG’s strong connection to the country of Brazil, it only makes sense that a Brazilian is the best player in club history. 

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