The owner of the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club is a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), which became the club’s majority shareholder in 2011 and consequently the sole shareholder in 2012.
The owners of the club are known by the name of Qatar Sports Investment (QSI), with QSI president Nasser-Al-Khelaifi being the president of the club since its takeover.
What’s the net worth of the PSG owner and QSI President Nasser al Khelaifi?
The net worth of the PSG president, Nasser Al Khelaifi as of 2021 is $8 billion.
The arrival of the new PSG boss had forced a massive change in the fortunes of the Ligue 1 football club. One of the richest takeovers of any European club, this has resulted in a shift from the clutches of mediocrity to the elite tier of outfits vying for the UEFA Champions League.
Even though Al Khelaifi is the president, the final call comes doesn’t come from the 47-year-old. It is Al Thani, who is the chairman of the QIA and the founder of the QSI.
What other posts does the owner of PSG hold?
Al Thani, the chairman of Qatar Sports Investments and QIA is a substantial business magnate and has been at the helm of the aforementioned companies ever since 2005. He is also the boss of state-run companies like Qatar Tourism Authority, Qatar National Bank and Ooredo.
How has PSG evolved as one of the leading clubs of Ligue 1?
The French Club has been in existence for a while now, but their ascent to the top happened only after the Qatari takeover. The major force in the city of Paris has just managed to bring home the best set of players on free transfers.
The first big name to join the club in the ongoing year was Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnaruma. The president and the owner of the club ensured that he wasn’t the last big name to follow. Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, and Achraf Hakimi arrived at PSG after Donarruma.
PSG has managed to assemble one of the finest squads in the current football roster as they have all the stars of world football plying their trade for the club.
As the transfer market was set ablaze by PSG’s crazy transfers, the premier club of Paris managed to rope in the biggest names of football. Not only had the latest additions bolstered the squad to its very depth but the team’s existing unit was nothing short of screaming. Players of a fine footballing heritage come in the shape of Neymar and Mbappe who were already leading the team’s attacking outfit.
It is not only in this transfer window that PSG has managed to go big. There were bigger names preceding this window too, in the form of Thiago Silva, Julian Draxler, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Javier Pastore, Thiago Motta, Lucas Moura and more.
Who are PSG’s top scorers in Ligue 1 history
PSG’s top scorers in the antiquity of the club are Edinson Cavani, who managed to score 200 goals from 301 matches. The man in close contention with him was Zlatan Ibrahimovich who scored 156 goals from 181 games. The other top scorers include Kylian Mbappe, Pauleta, Neymar and Di Maria.
The rise of PSG in Europe
Prior to the takeover of Paris Saint Germain in 2011, the club had managed to win the French title only thrice since the inaugural 1970-71 season. However, they went on a run of four consecutive title wins from 2012 to 2016, before AS Monaco had broken the wheel in the 2016-17 season. It was followed by a hat-trick of Ligue 1 titles again before LOSC Lille won it last season.
Despite huge investments in the club, the Champions League title has been evading PSG. The club has been consistently qualifying in the UCL since the 2012-13 season with four quarter-final finishes, three Round of 16 exits, one semi-final finish, and one runners-up spot.
PSG’s closest competitors in terms of money
The closest contenders for PSG when it comes to the monetary aspect have been English Premier League side Manchester City to date. However, with the recent takeover of Newcastle United, things are shortly going to change for the Parisians.
A brief heads up about the PSG coach
PSG have found their perfect man for the managerial job in Mauricio Pochettino. The former Tottenham Hotspur preceptor, hailing all the way from Argentina pulled off a sublime task with Spurs. It is expected that under his helm, the team is looking at an exceedingly bright future.
He is known for striking the perfect chord of balance between youth and experience and PSG has a blend of both in their side as they compete in the highest of levels. With the gentry of players that PSG has bought in recent times, it seems like the perfect playground for the Argentine gaffer, Mauricio Pochettino.
Before Pochettino, there were other big names who steered the club to glory like Thomas Tuchel, Carlo Ancelotti, Unai Emery and Laurent Blanc. These are just a few names that have led the club to former glory.