What is PSG’s Champions League squad?

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith Updated: 15 Sep 2021 17:12 BST 3 min read
PSG forward Lionel Messi

Make no mistake about it, Paris Saint-Germain are undoubtedly one of the favourites for this season’s Champions League title.

With the goal of dominating European football long been the main ambition of the club, PSG have signed giants like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in a bid to overcome all other teams across the continent.

Having reached the final in 2020, the French giants then stumbled in the semi-finals last season when they were undone by Manchester City in the semi-finals. Anything but another spot in the final will be seen as failure for Mauricio Pochettino and his star-studded side.

Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Georginio Wijnaldum have all arrived on free transfers, while flying right-back Achraf Hakimi has also joined the club for €60 million, plus add-ons.

Thanks to finishing second in Ligue 1 last season, PSG were placed in pot two for the draw, which has meant they will face Man City in the group stages this time around. RB Leipzig and Club Brugge make up the rest of Group A.

They will, of course, be expected to progress into the knockout stages, and have included several homegrown stars in the squad, perhaps just in case qualification is secured before the final group game - Xavi Simons is one such player.

PSG's Champions League squad

Goalkeepers

1. Keylor Navas40. Denis Franchi
50. Gianluigi Donnarumma60. Alexandre Letellier

Defenders

2. Achraf Hakimi3. Presnel Kimpembe
4. Sergio Ramos5. Marquinhos
17. Colin Dagba20. Layvin Kurzawa
22. Abdou Diallo24. Thilo Kehrer
25. Nuno Mendes31. El-Chadaille Bitshiabu
32. Teddy Alloh33. Nehemiah Fernandez

Midfielders

6. Marco Verratti8. Leandro Paredes
15. Danilo Pereira18. Georginio Wijnaldum
21. Ander Herrera27. Idrissa Gueye
28. Junior Dina Ebimbe34. Xavi Simons
35. Ismael Gharbi38. Edouard Michut
39. Nathan Bitumazala

Forwards

7. Kylian Mbappe9. Mauro Icardi
10. Neymar11. Angel Di Maria
23. Julian Draxler30. Lionel Messi