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PSG: Marquinhos equals Pilorget's old record, his career in figures

Record day for Marquinhos.

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PSG: Marquinhos equals Pilorget's old record, his career in figures

Record day for Marquinhos. Recruited in 2013, the 29-year-old Brazilian international defender (84 caps, 7 goals) played his 435th match in the colors of Paris Saint-Germain this Saturday against Clermont. As much as another former defender of the capital club, Jean-Marc Pilorget, and a record equaled in the history of the Rouge et Bleu. Record which could have fallen a while ago, if the former Roma player had not spent several weeks in the infirmary with an Achilles tendon injury.

One thing is certain: Luis Enrique is not shying away from his pleasure at the idea of ​​finding “Marqui”, already lined up against Rennes (3-1) in the middle of the week. “In addition to being the captain, a reference in the game and off the field, Marquinhos is involved as a young player. When I see his face in the pre-match discussions, I see that he always wants to improve. It's the best mentality, it's very good among young players. But when we find it among the more experienced players, the idea that you can learn until the last day and even learn from young players, it's good. We must maintain this openness. Marquinhos reflects this mentality to perfection,” he said on Friday at a pre-match press conference.

And the Spanish coach continued: “I’m not going to talk about the player he is, you know him. But the Marquinhos captain, the teammate, I can talk about him, I see him all year round, he is an indisputable player, a starter, the one who is capable of helping when he is on the field or off it. It is next Wednesday, during the C1 quarter-final first leg against Barça that Marquinhos should beat Pilorget's record. In the meantime, “Marqui” in numbers.

1 – Marquinhos is the last survivor of the comeback against Barça in 2017, the heaviest defeat of his career (6-1) and one of the worst humiliations in the club's history. In any case, it will be the only one who will play on April 10 in the quarter-finals first leg against the Blaugrana. Presnel Kimpembe is still unavailable and Layvin Kurzawa, not registered on the C1 list.

2 – The former Roma player has only scored more than one goal in a match twice, twice, in a 3-1 success at AS Saint-Etienne in 2021 and during a 4-3 victory against Bordeaux in 2020.

3 – With his wife Carol Cabrino, Marquinhos is the happy father of three children, Maria Eduarda, Enrico and Martina.

5 – Arriving on tiptoe and in the shadow of several elders, including Thiago Silva and David Luiz, “Marqui” has always worn number 5 at Paris Saint-Germain. Except for rare exceptions in section (14 and 15).

8 – If crowned in Ligue 1 at the end of the season, Marquinhos will join Marco Verratti in the pantheon of the French championship with nine trophies.

9 – Marquinhos participated in two 9-0 victories with PSG, against Troyes in 2016 and against Guingamp, in 2019. Two Ligue 1 matches. Career records for the native of São Paulo, trained with Corinthians. As for the Champions League, “Marqui” took part in the 7-1 defeat against Celtic (2017) and 7-2 against Maccabi Haifa (2022).

18 – Anthony Lopes is the player Marquinhos has faced most often during his career. 18 matches against the Portuguese international goalkeeper of OL. Nicolas Pallois, Valentin Rongier and Benjamin André (17) follow closely.

28 – “Marquinhos is Ballon d’or level,” enthused Thomas Tuchel at the end of 2020, after a draw in Lille (0-0). In this case, his former player was only invited to the 30 nominated once, in 2019. He finished 28th.

29 – With 29 trophies, Marquinhos is the second most successful player in the history of Paris-SG, only ahead of Marco Verratti (30). He shouldn't have too much trouble joining his former Italian teammate at the top of the hierarchy this season, with the French championship title being promised to the Rouge et Bleu. PSG is still in the running in all three competitions, with the Coupe de France final against Lyon on May 25, at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq, and the Champions League quarterfinals against Barça. (April 10 and 16).

31.4 – PSG paid €31.4 million to poach Marquinhos from AS Rome in 2013.

38 – With 38 goals scored with PSG, Marquinhos is, by far, the best scorer in the club's history among defenders. He is ahead of two of his compatriots, Ricardo and Thiago Silva (17) in this area.

84 – With 84 selections, Marquinhos is still far from the Top 10 of the Brazilian Seleçao (98).

87 – Marquinhos is the Parisian player who has played the most matches in the European Cup with 87.

117 – The coach under whose direction “Marqui” played the most matches is Laurent Blanc (117), ahead of Thomas Tuchel (95) and Unai Emery (85).

266 – Recruited a year before him in Paris, Marco Verratti is the player alongside whom Marquinhos has played the most in Paris and throughout his career. 266 matches and 19,330 minutes together! Behind, we find Angel Di Maria (231 matches), Kylian Mbappé (228), Thiago Silva (228) and Edinson Cavani (223).

435 – With 435 matches played in Rouge et Bleu, Marquinhos is the most capped player in the history of the capital club, tied with Jean-Marc Pilorget, native of Paris and who played for PSG in the 70s and 80s .

2028 – Marquinhos renewed his contract at PSG last year. The two parties are linked until 2028.

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