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Paris Saint-Germain Top Scorers of All Time

Sat 12 September 2020 | 10:30

In the last few years the Paris Saint-Germain football club has added some of football’s biggest names to its roster. These are footballers who are at the top of their game and can make scoring goals seem easy.

Compared to the rest of the major football clubs, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are a relatively new club. However, the team has been very successful in the short time it’s existed and has won Ligue 1 titles, French Cups and League Cups and

Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time

are some of the most well-known names in football. They are one of only two French teams to win a European title, something they have accomplished by winning the 1996 Winners' Cup. They have been competing with Marseille for a long time, and their rivalry is often called "Le Classique", which is widely known to be the most passionate derby in French football.

Top scorers in Paris Saint-Germain of all time

Without further to do, let’s see who these players are.

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez

is a Uruguayan professional football player who plays as a striker for the Uruguay national team. He is a free agent right now. He’s also one of the

Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time

. He last played for Ligue 1 team

Paris Saint-Germain

.

Cavani’s career started in Montevideo, where he spent two years, before moving to the Italian club

Palermo

in 2007. He played for four seasons at the club, and scored 34 goals in 109 games.

On 16 July 2013, Cavani was sent to Paris Saint-Germain for about €64 million.  At that point it was the most expensive contract in French football history. In January 2018, he became the

Highest goal scorers in Paris Saint-Germain of all time

with his 157th goal. During his time at PSG, Cavani won the Ligue 1 championship six times, the Coupes de la Ligue title five times and the

Coupes de France

title four times.

He was selected the Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the 2016–17 season and was the Ligue 1’s best scorer in the 2016–17 and the following season. If we’re going to talk about All-time top goal scorers in Paris Saint-Germain history, we have to talk about Cavani and his impressive career.

Cavani signed a five-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain on 16 July 2013, for a sum reported to be about €64 million, making it the sixth biggest transfer in football history, but he paid that back by becoming one of the Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time.

The reported amount made Cavani known as the most expensive football player in France, surpassing Radamel Falcao's €60 million deal with Monaco which was signed a few months earlier, and saw him get together again with Ezequiel Lavezzi who was former teammate in

Napoli

.

Cavani took part in his first game of the 2018 season after missing the first three games with PSG because of an injury. The triangle of Cavani,

Neymar

and

Mbappe

all scored in a 3–1 victory over Angers at their home stadium, with Cavani netting the first goal with Neymar's assist.

On 11 November 2018, Cavani got a hat-trick in a 4–0 victory over

AS Monaco

in a Ligue 1 game. At this point he was already one of the

top scorers in Paris Saint-Germain of all time

.

Cavani contributed to PSG's 2–1 victory against US Orleans by scoring one goal on 18 December; this was his 15th goal in the tournament, holding the record for most goals in the tournament along with Pauleta.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Our list of Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time should include

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish pro football player playing as a striker for Serie A side

A.C. Milan

. Ibrahimovic is considered as one of the top strikers of his era. He is one of the most distinguished football players in the world.

He’s won 31 titles in his career. He has tallied over 550 goals in his career. Those goals put him among the

Paris Saint-Germain highest goal scorers of all time

. On 4 October 2015, Ibrahimovic netted both goals by penalty kicks in a 2–1 home victory over

Marseille

to get past Pauleta and become Highest goal scorers in Paris Saint-Germain of all time with 110 goals in all tournaments.

In the first match of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League round of 16 against

Chelsea

at home on 16 February 2016, Ibrahimovic tallied the first goal in the 39th minute with a free kick to lead his team win 2–1. Four days later, Ibrahimovic scored two goals in the 4–1 home win over Reims, accumulating 23 league goals; he also dished assists to Edinson Cavani and Gregory van der Wiel.

On 16 April, Ibrahimovic, who was one of the top scorers in Paris Saint-Germain of all time, scored twice in a 6–0 home win against Caen. His goals were among the season’s best 32 goals in league; that was also his 41st goal of the season.

Three days later, he scored the winning goal in the 2015–16 Coupe de France semi-final game against

Lorient

to carry the team into the finals for the second time; that was also his 42nd goal of the season, which set a new personal record and made him one of the Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time.

Pauleta

Pedro Miguel, known as Pauleta, is a Portuguese retired professional footballer who played as a striker and is among the Highest goal scorers in Paris Saint-Germain of all time.

During the 18 seasons he played professionally, he did not play in the

Primeira Liga

, but he spent 12 of those seasons in France and Spain. His most successful season was at Paris Saint-Germain, where he tallied 109 goals in all tournaments.

He was selected as the Ligue 1’s top goal scorer three times and was selected twice as his division's player of the year and also one of the Paris Saint-Germain highest goal scorers of all time.

Pauleta netted 47 goals in 88 games for Portugal, which was a domestic record when he retired. He accompanied his national team in two European Championships and two World Cups.

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe Lottin is football player from France who plays at the forward position for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and also the French national team. Regarded as one of the top footballers in the world, and one of

Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time

, he is famous for his technique, dribbling skills, strength, and agility.

Mbappe began his senior career at the Ligue 1 club Monaco, where he made his debut at age 16. At that point he probably didn’t know that one day he would become one of the top scorers in Paris Saint-Germain of all time.

At Monaco, he won a Ligue 1 title and a Young Player of the Year award. In 2017, he was signed temporarily to Monaco’s rivals, Paris Saint-Germain, and the contract was made permanent in 2018 in a deal reported to be €180 million, which made him both the second-most expensive player and most expensive teenage player.

At PSG, Mbappe won the Ligue 1 title three times, Coupe de France title two times, became Ligue 1’s top scorer twice, became Ligue 1 Player of the Year, and one of the All-time top goal scorers in Paris Saint-Germain history.

Despite his young age Mbappe quickly became one of the Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time. On 3 August, Mbappe netted in a 2–1 victory against Rennes to earn his first title of the 2019–20 season, which was the Trophee des Champions. Later, he scored again in PSG's first Ligue 1 match of the season, a 3–0 victory against Nimes on 11 August.

On 22 October, he started the match off the bench and got a hat-trick, in a 5–0 victory against Belgian Club

Brugge

in the Champions League; at the age of 20, he was the youngest player ever to tally 15 goals in the tournamet.

In May 2020, PSG were awarded the Ligue 1 title when the season had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; at that point in the league, PSG were in the top place, with 12 points ahead of Marseille which was in the second place. 

Mbappe became the 2019–20 season’s top scorer in Ligue 1 with 18 goals, along with

Wissam Ben Yedder

of Monaco. He was also among Paris Saint-Germain highest goal scorers of all time. Nevertheless, Mbappe was given the title of top scorer because of his higher goals per game ratio.

In the final match of 2020 Coupe de France versus

Saint-Etienne

, Mbappe had to stay off the pitch because of an injury. PSG won the game 1–0, although Mbappe, who is one of the Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time, couldn’t take part in the 2020 Coupe de la Ligue Final, which PSG happened to win, and completed a domestic treble.

He returned to action in the Champions League quarter-final against

Atalanta

on 12 August, coming on a substitute, and assisting Choupo-Moting's match–winning goal in injury time. PSG lost in the Champions League final 1–0 against Bayern Munich on 23 August.

Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria

is an Argentinian football player who plays for French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team. He can play as a winger and also as a midfielder.

After winning the UEFA Champions League with

Real Madrid

, he signed for

Manchester United

in 2014 for a British record £59.7 million. After a difficult season at Old Trafford, Di Maria decided to join Paris Saint-Germain, where he became one of the Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time, for around £48.7 million.

Di Maria made his debut in Ligue 1 on 30 August as a substitute for Lucas, and assisted Ezequiel Lavezzi for the last goal of a 0–3 victory at the Stade Louis II. On 15 September, Di Maria scored his first goal for PSG on his UEFA Champions League debut for the club, a 2–0 win over

Malmo FF

at the Parc des Princes.

After seven days, he scored his first goal in Ligue 1 with PSG defeating

Guingamp

3–0. For you to realize that Di Maria is one of the

All-time top goal scorers in Paris Saint-Germain history

, you should know that, on 23 April 2016, Di Maria made the winning goal for PSG in the 2016 Coupe de la Ligue final match versus

Lille

at the Stade de France.

On 14 February 2017, he got a brace when PSG won against

Barcelona

4-0 in the first leg at the 16th round of Champions League. On 1 April, he netted in PSG's 4–1 victory against Monaco in the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final.

He played in PSG’s victory 2–0 over Les Herbiers VF on 8 May 2018, to win the 2017–18 Coupe de France. With all the goals he’s scored he has to have a spot on the list of Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time.

On the first leg of his team’s 16th round tie against Champions league against Manchester United, Di Maria was badly injured after a tackle from Ashley Young; nevertheless, he continued to play, and in the final minutes of the match, he dished an assist to Kylian Mbappe's.

Neymar

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, best known as Neymar, is a football player from Brazil who is a forward for Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world and also one of the

Paris Saint-Germain top goal scorers ever

.

Neymar became famous at

Santos

, where he began his professional career at the age of 17. He was selected as the South American Footballer of the Year twice, and then moved to Europe to play for Barcelona.

As a part of Barcelona's elite squad along with

Lionel Messi

and

Luis Suárez

, he got the continental treble of the UEFA Champions League,

La Liga

, and the Copa del Rey. He also finished third at the race for the 2015 Ballon d'Or award for his great performance.

In 2017, Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain as part of a contract reported to be worth €222 million, which made him the most expensive player so far.

But being one of the Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time, he is worth every penny. Neymar helped PSG get a domestic quadruple of awards in the 2019–20 season, and helped the team win its first ever Champions League trophy.

After scoring 61 goals in 101 matches for Brazil since debuting at age 18, He is the third highest scorer for Brazil, yet he has still not surpassed Ronaldo and Pele. He later became one of the Paris Saint-Germain top goal scorers ever.

He was an important part of the South American Youth Championship victories for Brazil in 2011, where he ended up being the top goal scorer, and also the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he got the Golden Ball for being the best player in the competition.

His time in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 Copa América was short because of a suspension and an injury. Later, he led Brazil to their first Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Two years after that, Neymar played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Neymar transferred to the French team Paris Saint-Germain as part of a contract that would continue until 2022. Javier Pastore offered him the number 10 jersey as a "welcome gift", but that’s a fitting gift for one of the Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time.

On 14 September 2019, Neymar played his first game for PSG in the 2019–20 season in a 1–0 win against Strasbourg in Ligue 1. He netted the winning goal during the injury time in the second half and quickly established himself as one of the Paris Saint-Germain top goal scorers ever.

A week later, he scored a late goal again, and PSG won against

Lyon

1–0 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. During the Champions League 16th round against

Borussia Dortmund

on 18 February 2020, he tallied an important goal at the first leg at Signal Iduna Park, and PSG lost 2–1.

During Paris Saint-Germain's first official match after the pandemic on 24 July, Neymar netted the team’s only goal in a 1–0 victory against Saint-Etienne in the finals of Coupe de France, and helped PSG win their second Coupe de France title. Who would you want to add to our list of Paris Saint-Germain top scorers of all time?

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