Reflecting on Lionel Messi’s record-breaking time in France with PSG

Farewell Lionel Messi! Against Clermont Foot on Saturday night, French league fans saw the final act of a substitution that never looked particularly happy. The result also matched that: 2:3 after a 2:0 lead. PSG coach Christophe Galtier officially announced the departure of Lionel Messi (35) last Thursday.

“I had the privilege of coaching the best player in football history,” said the coach at the press conference, “the game against Clermont will be Leo’s last match at the Parc des Princes.”

Although he could not fulfill the great Parisian dream of winning the Champions League (Anm. d. Red.: The show “Pariser Leben” was canceled) and the last game didn’t score: Lionel Messi leaves France with several records.

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The 2022 world champion had provided 30 assists since the 2021/2022 season in Ligue 1, no other player in a top 5 league in Europe has a higher number in the same period.

No other professional in the Bundesliga, La Liga, Premier League or Serie A comes into the current Season to 15 or more goals or 15 or more assists. Only Messi could do that.

He scored 32 times in a total of 75 competitive games for Paris.

832,000 jerseys

  • 832,000 Messi jerseys with the magical number 30 were sold within 30 minutes on the day of his presentation in Paris on August 12, 2021 via the PSG online shop. The French capital club thus took in 90 million euros.
  • The number of 520,000 Ronaldo jerseys sold when he switched to Juventus Turin in 2018 was clearly exceeded.

But: Unlike his training club FC Barcelona, ​​with whom he won 27 titles, the yield of the 7-times remained Ballon d’Or winner narrow in France: 2 Ligue 1 titles and a success in the Supercup, that’s not enough compared to the huge euphoria that Messi created in Paris.

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2023-06-05 16:53:33

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