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PSG: records, injuries, biscuits… Verratti’s XXL figures

6 – Like his jersey number since the 2015-16 season.

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PSG: records, injuries, biscuits… Verratti’s XXL figures

6 – Like his jersey number since the 2015-16 season. For his first two years, it was 24.

7 – Verratti was invited seven times to the typical Ligue 1 team at the UNFP Trophies (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). Nominated twice for the title of best player (2015, 2017), he inherited the trophy for best prospect in the French championship at the end of the 2013-14 season.

9 – Marco Verratti participated in winning nine French championship titles. This is a record in the history of the Parisian club, but also on a national scale. Remember that PSG had only been French champions twice before the start of the Qatari era, in 1986 and 1994. Verratti lifted the trophy from 2013 to 2016, then from 2017 to 2020 and again at the end of the last two seasons, in 2022 and 2023. The failures of 2017 (Monaco) and 2021 (Lille) did not allow him to equal or even surpass Grégory Coupet, Juninho and Sidney Govou, crowned seven times in a row.

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11 – It’s no secret that Marco Verratti has never been a great goalscorer… In 11 years at the club, he has only found the net 11 times! His single-season record? Three goals in 2014-15 and 2016-17. Verratti has only scored three times in the Champions League, including two goals in the 2017-18 season alone.

12 – The amount of his transfer from Pescara (Serie B club at the time) to PSG, while Juve was on the case.

16 – Accustomed to rusks (see elsewhere), the Italian international has been suspended for 16 matches since his arrival in Paris, almost always due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

30 – Marco Verratti is THE most successful player in the history of the capital club with 30 trophies, including nine French championship titles (see elsewhere), six crowns in the Coupe de France and as many in the Coupe de la Ligue.

38 – The PSG infirmary has no secrets for Verratti, who has suffered 38 problems since his arrival on the banks of the Seine. Malleolus, groin, calf, knee, thigh, adductor… Between the selection and PSG, he missed 143 matches!

45 – The estimated amount of his transfer to Al-Arabi, the second largest in the club's history behind Neymar (90).

55 – It was after his transfer to Paris that Verratti made his debut for the Italian team on August 15, 2012, in a defeat against England (1-2). The first of his 55 selections (3 goals) with the Squadra Azzurra, he who was part of the epic until the title of European champion during Euro 2020, contested in 2021. He had missed the first two matches due to injury (Turkey, Switzerland) before regaining his starting stripes for the rest.

56 – With 56 assists, Verratti appears in the Top 10 of the best passers in PSG history, far behind Angel Di Maria (112), in seventh place. However, he only averaged 0.13 assists. Verratti is also 311 passes before one of his teammates shoots.

60 - “With more than 60 balls touched on average per match for 10 years, absolutely no Parisian player has done better than him. Nor any other Ligue 1 player since he set foot there, for that matter,” we note on the Parisian club’s website.

120 – Since the start of the QSI era, only Laurent Blanc has lasted three seasons as coach. The now ex-Lyon coach is therefore logically the one under whom Marco Verratti played the most (120 matches), ahead of Thomas Tuchel (88) and Unai Emery (81). Luis Enrique is not likely to appear on the list: the Spanish technician has not played the Italian once since the start of the season. In fact, he didn't even call him into his groups.

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131 – The taste for palaver and the Italians, a cliché? Not for Verratti, who often spoke about the country to the referees... It played tricks on him. 131 yellow cards in all competitions with PSG, including five synonymous with expulsion. Note that he only received one direct red card in Rouge et Bleu last season.

295 - During his 11 seasons in Paris, Verratti participated in 295 victories. Another record in the history of the Rouge et Bleu.

416 – With 416 matches, Marco Verratti is the second most capped player in the club's history, only ahead of Jean-Marc Pilorget (435). Recruited a year after the Italian, Marquinhos is in third position (411).

1675 - PSG recorded 1675 balls recovered by Verratti over the years. “Tireless midfielder, hard worker, king of interceptions and expert in the art of nibbling his opponents' studs to recover the ball, No. 6 devoured all those who tried to annihilate his thirst for balls,” describes -on on the website of the capital club.

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