Since 1970

Paris Saint-Germain have produced several global football stars through the PSG Academy, including Nicolas Anelka, Mamadou Sakho and Adrien Rabiot. But it is in Doha where the phenomenal success of their youth development programme has been truly showcased.

PSG are the most successful club in the history of Al Kass International Cup, having competed in every edition of the tournament, emerging victorious on three occasions and finishing as runners-up once. The French side claimed the title in the competition’s inaugural year of 2012, with their run to the final illuminated by the electric performances of Kingsley Coman. A year later, the wing wizard became the youngest ever player to represent PSG, making his senior debut at the age of 16 years, eight months and four days.

The young Parisians claimed their second Al Kass title in 2015, thanks in no small part to a formidable front line featuring Odsonne Edouard, who has since gone on to become a prolific striker in Scotland for Celtic. And, in 2016, Timothy Weah (son of George Weah, former African Footballer of the Year) set the record for the most goals scored in an Al Kass match, notching five for PSG against Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.

Yet, despite this illustrious history, Paris were eliminated at the group stage last year, so will doubtless be desperate to restore their reputation as the most feared side at Al Kass.

1 Jouvence Americo
2 Gloire Bunga
3 Younes El Hannach
4 Nehemiah Fernandez-Veliz
5 Ismaël Gharbi
6 Ayman Kari
7 Hugo Lamy
8 Henri Maton
9 Louis Mouquet
10 Vimoj Muntu Wa Mungu
11 Wilson Odobert
12 Yohan Tade
13 Enzo Tayamoutou
14 El Chadaille Bitshiabu
15 Sekou Doucoure
16 Ilyes Housni
17 Pascal Noha Lemina
18 Warren Zaire-Emery