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The Best of PSG

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Kylian Mbappe has been breaking records left, right and centre ever since he made his debut back in December 2015. And now he has another one to his name as he became the top goals scorer for Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Mbappe managed to achieve the feat in just five-and-a-half years and just 24 years. 

The Frenchman achieved this feat against Nantes as he scored in the dying minutes of the game to help his team win the match 4-2. This is an incredible achievement for a player who just turned 24 last December. 

And Mbappe has had to overtake some of the biggest names ever for the club. So, FootTheBall brings you the top goal scorers for PSG.

Pedro Miguel Pauleta- 109 goals 

Before Qatar Sports Investments acquired PSG, Pedro Miguel Pauleta was the most lethal goalscorer in the club’s history. The Portuguese joined the club in 2003, and over the next five years, he scored 109 goals in 211 matches for the team. He also provided 18 assists during that period. 

Pauleta’s goals scoring record was immensely helpful for the club, which won two Coupe de France in 2003–04, 2005–06 and one Coupe de la Ligue in 2007-08. He was also the top scorer of Ligue 1 for the club in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. During that time, he was also part of the Portugal national squad that was the runners-up in the Euro 2004.

Neymar-118 goals 

While Neymar joined PSG in the same transfer window as Kylian Mbappe, the Brazilian has played 74 games less than the Frenchman, which shows his struggles with injuries at the club. However, despite that, he has managed to score 118 goals, the fourth-most in the club’s history. In addition, Neymar has also provided 77 assists during his time at the club.

And his acquisition was the one that made PSG an attractive destination for world-class players. His acquisition has also been successful, as PSG have won 12 trophies, including four league titles. He has also helped PSG reach the final of the Champions League, which they lost to Bayern Munich.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic-156 goals

When PSG was acquired by their Qatari owners, they signed several players initially, but none of them were the world-class stars that the owners were dreaming of. So next season, they signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which changed the perception of people towards the club. By then, he had played for Ajax, Inter Milan, Juventus, Barcelona and AC Milan. And the Swede didn’t disappoint, scoring 256 goals and providing 61 assists in 180 matches.

With Ibrahimovic on their side, PSG won their first-ever league title in their entire history. He would help the club win four back-to-back league titles. By the time he left the club, he was the top scorer in their history before his record was broken by the man second on this list.

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Edinson Cavani-200 goals

Edinson Cavani arrived at PSG in 2013 and was part of the club’s first wave of star signings that brought continued success in the league and made them a powerhouse. And Cavani’s acquisition turned out to be their best as the Uruguayan scored 200 goals and provided 43 assists in 301 games. 

During his time at the club, he won 21 trophies, including six Ligue 1, five Coupe de France six Coupe de Liga. He was the outright top scorer for the club until Mbappe took him in 2023. However, Cavani remains an integral part of the team that made SG into the top team that they are today.

Kylian Mbappe- 201 goals

With his goals in the injury time against Nantes, Kylian Mbappe became the outright top scorer for PSG. Mbappe came in the same window as Neymar but now has become their best player forming an essential part of the attacking triumvirate that also includes Lionel Messi and Neymar. Mbappe has scored 201 goals and has provided 96 assists in 247 appearances.

He also holds the record for being the only player in Ligue 1 history to be voted the Best Young Player and the Best Player in the same season. In addition, for his performances, he was offered the most significant contract in football history. 

Saumy Deepak Tripathi
A Bayern Munich fan who is deeply in love with football statistics. Has a soft spot for goalkeepers! (well only he knows why). You’ll find him vibing on 70’s classic songs and spends an abnormal amount of time cooking.

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