PSG: which players are really champions of France? (Ben Arfa private title at the moment)


After the 33rd day, 26 players can claim the title of champion of France 2017/2018 with Paris Saint-Germain, pending the remaining matches to play. Among these players, one can easily find Alphonse Areola, Unai Emery’s most used player in Ligue 1 this season (29 matches, 2610 minutes played), Edinson Cavani (28 games, 2229 minutes), Adrien Rabiot, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappé and of course Neymar Jr.

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The young players are Stanley N’Soki (25 minutes played against Caen) and Timothy Weah (11 minutes against Troyes and 19 minutes against Metz) may also hold the small trophy of champion of France reserved for each player. This was the case in 2015/2016 for the young player Timothée Taufflieb, entered the Parc des Princes for 5 minutes to reward him for the title.

Matuidi, Guedes and Lucas are champions of France

With 26 minutes played in Ligue 1 this season (23 minutes against Amiens, 3 minutes against Guingamp), Blaise Matuidi will get his fifth title of champion of France with the PSG (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018). The French international will be able to win two league titles if Juventus wins its seventh straight scudetto.

Despite a sluggish playing time with the club of the capital at the beginning of the season, Lucas made 5 ends of matches in Ligue 1 and will be entitled to its title of champion of France.

More surprisingly, Gonçalo Guedes also inherited the title since he played 4 minutes of play against Amiens during the first day of the championship. The Portuguese striker could get his second title with PSG this season because he had also played 4 minutes in the last Champions Trophy.

Ben Arfa should not be champion

If he does not play at least one minute of play before the end of the season, although having a professional contract with PSG, Hatem Ben Arfa will not be able to become officially champion of France. This is also the case for Rémy Descamps, on loan at Tours, for Sébastien Cibois, third goalkeeper or Kévin Rimane, defender of the reserve, seen on the bench twice this season.

The 26 champions of France at the end of the 33 e day (in the order of playing time in the league): Alphonse Areola, Edinson Cavani, Adrien Rabiot, Presnel Kimpembe, Thiago Silva, Kylian Mbappe, Marquinhos, Angel di Maria, Dani Alves, Neymar Jr, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler, Layvin Kurzawa, Giovani Lo Celso, Yuri Berchiche, Thomas Meunier, Javier Pastore, Thiago Motta, Lassana Diarra, Christopher Nkunku, Kévin Trapp, Lucas Moura, Timothy Weah, Blaise Matuidi, Stanley N’Soki, Gonçalo Guedes.


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