Since the founding of the PSG Youth Academy in 1974, a number of graduates have gone on to sign professional contracts with PSG or other clubs - a sign of the quality of the teaching and training provided. Those not fortunate enough to become a professional footballer at the end of their studies benefit from a complete education provided in parallel to their football activities.

Taking full advantage of the latest generation football pitches and entirely renovated infrastructures, the club's educators work in optimum conditions to offer the young apprentices every chance to integrate the PSG universe, and in close proximity to the professional players.

Recognised by the French Football Federation as one of the best in the country, the PSG Youth Academy received the Category 1, Class A rating in recent seasons. A veritable centre of excellence, it meets all the standards demanded by the Direction Technique Nationale and symbolises the capital club's professionalism and success both on and off the pitch.

The objective of the Youth Academy: produce elite football players while offering them a adapted and complete scholarly education.

Board

Technical Director of the Youth Academy: Carles Romagosa
Director of the Youth Academy: Jean-François Pien
Youth Academy Administrative Director: Frank Bentolila
Education Director: Thierry Morin
Assistant: Edwige Grimal

 

PSG youth academy graduates to have played at least one Ligue 1 match with the club

Bernard Allou, Nicolas Anelka, Alphonse Areola, Loris Arnaud, Jean-Kévin Augustin, Thierry Bacconnier, Jean-Michel Badiane, Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, Pierre Bajoc, Souleymane Bamba, Claude Barrabé, Selim Benachour, Michel Bensoussan, Yannick Boli, François Brisson, Gilles Brisson, Bernard Bureau, Roméo Calenda, Lorenzo Callegari, Lorik Cana, Gilles Cardinet, Clément Chantôme, Kingsley Coman, Antoine Conté, Sylvain Distin, Franck Dja Djédjé, Didier Domi, Antoine Dossevi, Boukary Dramé, Pierre Ducrocq, Richard Dutruel, Jean-Claude Fernandes, Luis Fernandez, Vincent Fernandez, Alec Georgen, Jean-Luc Girard, Patrick Grappin, Yannick Guillochon, Ruddy Haddad, Pascal Havet, Gaël Hiroux, Nanitamo Jonathan Ikone, Philippe Jean, Lionel Justier, Neeskens Kebano, Fabrice Kelban, Presnel Kimpembe, Thomas Kokkinis, Loïck Landre, Jean-Claude Lemoult, Jérôme Leroy, Francis Llacer, Dominique Lokoli, Chiguy Lucau, Larrys Mabiala, Tripy Makonda, Patrice Marquet, Jean-Eudes Maurice, Patrick Mboma, Yakou Meité, Franck Merelle, Fabrice Moreau, Thierry Morin, Youssouf Mulumbu, Edwin Murati, David N'Gog, Granddi Ngoyi, Christopher Nkunku, Guy Nosibor, Pascal Nouma, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Hervin Ongenda, Grégory Paisley, Maxime Partouche, Stéphane Persol, Jean-Marc Pilorget, Laurent Pimond, Alain Préfaci, Adrien Rabiot, Pierre Reynaud, Kévin Rimane, David Rincon, Mamadou Sakho, Liazid Sandjak, Younousse Sankharé, Amara Simba, Franck Tanasi, Timothée Taufflieb, Thierry Tinmar, Didier Toffolo, Jean-Luc Vasseur.

 

Important information

Required standard: Regional for the pre-youth academy and National for the youth academy.

Honour Roll

  • Finalist of the Coupe Gambardella 1977/78
  • Champion of France Cadets 1987/88
  • Finalist of the Coupe Gambardella 1988/89
  • Best Youth Club 1988/89
  • Winner of the Coupe Gambardella 1990/91
  • Finalist of the Coupe Gambardella 1997/98
  • Champion CFA (group A) 2002/03
  • Champion of France U18 (ex U19) 2005/06
  • Vice-champion of France U17 2007/08
  • Vice-champion of France U17 2009/10
  • Champion of France U19 2009/10
  • Champion of France U17 2010/11
  • Champion of France U19 2010/11
  • Best Youth Club 2010/11
  • Vice-champion of France U19 2011/12
  • Best Youth Club 2012/13
  • Vice-champion of France U17 2013/14
  • Vice-champion of France U17 2014/15
  • Finalist of the UEFA Youth League 2015/16
  • Champion of France U17 2015/16
  • Champion of France U19 2015/16
  • Champion of France U17 2016/17

Camp des Loges

The PSG youth academy regularly accepts promising new footballing talents. Thanks to a series of partnerships with clubs in the Ile-de-France region, many children, from 13 years of age, join the capital club's youth academy. The lucky few combine their favourite sport with their education.

Coaching staff

CFA Coach: François Rodrigues
U19 Coach: Hervé Guégan
U17 Coach: Laurent Huard
Goalkeeping coaches: Jean-Luc Aubert, Alfred Dossou-Yovo
Fitness Coaches: Aurélien Denotti, Damien Lopez, Vincent Paris, Mickael Simao

Medical Staff

Doctors: Laurent Aumont, Doctor Stéphane Cascua
Physiotherapists: Maxime Boucher, Grégory Delente, Cédric Dupuis
Assistant: Sandrine Jarzaguet

Address

Centre de formation du Paris Saint-Germain
Service recrutement
7 avenue Kennedy
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
France

No recruitment via CV
The PSG youth academy doesn't recruit its young players on the strength of a CV, but on the advice of recruiters. There is no point in writing to the club, the youth academy or sending emails.

 

Player Contracts

joueurs élites
joueurs stagiaires
joueurs apprentis
joueurs aspirants
joueurs amateurs

for a total of 70 players divided into three training squads (CFA, U19 and U17) in five age categories (15 to 19 years)

Accommodation

33 players live at CFA Omnisports - 4 bis, avenue Kennedy - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye and 26 players live in or around Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Education

The students education is assured by CFA Omnisports, who look after footballers from PSG, but also handball players, judokas and basketball players. The students benefit from apprentice status that allows them to train as elite level athletes was also preparing their immediate, but also post-competition future. Thierry Morin, a former PSG professional from 1975 to 1986 is the director of CFA Omnisports.

Training

The youngster train on both grass and artificial pitches at the Stade Georges Lefèvre at 7, avenue Kennedy, 78100 Saint Germain.

 

Hours (CFA/U19/U17)

Monday: 10:00-12:00
Tuesday: 10:30-12:30
Wednesday: 10:30-12:30
Thursday: 16:00-18:00
Friday: 16:00-18:00
Saturday: Match or training
Sunday: Match or rest day

 

CFA Omnisports
CFA Omnisports
Centre de Formations d'apprentis
Saint-Germain-en-Laye (78)