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PSG: Ogbeche, Aouchiche, Bahebeck… what has become of the previous young Parisian scorers?


Warren Zaire-Emery became the youngest scorer in the history of PSG on Wednesday in Montpellier. He is now ahead of players who have

Youngest player in the history of PSG to start a game at the beginning of January, Warren Zaire-Emery started the month of February by breaking another record: that of the youngest scorer in the history of PSG at 16 years old. and 330 days, erasing from the tablets Bartholomew Ogbeche (17 years and 55 days).

On the lawn of Montpellier on Wednesday evening, the midfielder confirmed that he was a phenomenon of precocity brought to mark the history of his club.

Before him, other young PSG players have found the net before their majority, but the rest of their career has not always been in line with expectations aroused by sensational debuts.

Bartholomew Ogbeche, scorer at 17 years, 1 month and 24 days

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More than 21 years after scoring his first goal in a PSG jersey (November 25, 2001 against Nantes), Bartholomew Ogbeche is still not done with his football career.

At 38, the Nigerian continues to have fun with the club Hyderabad FC in India, a championship he has won twice since arriving in 2018. There, he became a real star, even being voted best foreign player in the Indian Super League last season after scoring 18 goals.

A strange trajectory for the one who wore the PSG jersey 83 times between 2001 and 2005 (8 goals).

Ogbeche's career will indeed remain that of a veritable globetrotter, laying down his crampons in the United Arab Emirates (Al-Jazeera), Spain (Alaves, Valladolid, Cadiz, Xerez), Greece (Kavala), England (Middlesbrough) and the Netherlands (SC Cambur, Willem II).

He also participated in the 2002 World Cup with the Super Eagles.

Adil Aouchiche, scorer at 17 years, 5 months and 21 days

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At 20, Adil Aouchiche still has a future ahead of him.

But three years after scoring his first goal on January 6, 2020 in the 32nd round of the Coupe de France against Linas-Montlhéry, the young attacking midfielder is having difficulty confirming at the highest level.

He had chosen to sign his first professional contract at AS Saint-Étienne in the summer of 2020 rather than at PSG and his departure had symbolized the flight of talent from the Parisian training center.

"I have no regrets about having left Paris", he confided to us in May 2021 after a decent season with ASSE (2 goals, 5 assists).

The next is that of the descent into Ligue 2 with the Greens where he mainly occupies a role of lining.

The decision was made last summer to be transferred to Lorient for three seasons with the idea of ​​finding playing time. But for the moment his season in Ligue 1 comes down to just 69 minutes of play.

Nicolas Anelka, scorer at 17 years, 6 months and 6 days

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We no longer present the career of Nicolas Anelka.

This precocious talent destined to burst onto the world stage has known the biggest clubs in Europe (Arsenal, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Juventus Turin, Liverpool) and more eventful episodes (Knysna, refusal to play in the French team, quenelle) .

Ups and downs, the French international has also experienced a lot with PSG.

A first match at 16, a first goal at 17, September 20, 1996 against Lens.

A departure in 1997 at the Gunners when he does not have a professional contract with Paris.

Before returning to the capital in 2000 for 34 million euros from Real Madrid.

His difficult relationship with Luis Fernandez led him to leave the club on loan in January 2002 with the Reds before being transferred six months later to Manchester City.

It is nonetheless one of the greatest successes of the Parisian training center.

Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, scorer at 17 years, 9 months and 30 days

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It was on the side of Bolivia that Jean-Christophe Bahebeck appeared for the last time on a football field.

Arrived last year at Club Atlético Palmaflor, the 29-year-old striker was finally released from his contract at the start of the year after 15 games and 2 goals scored.

Strange career than that of this titi-Parisian who had found the way to goal for the first time with PSG on March 2, 2011 against Le Mans in the Coupe de France.

At PSG, he was never able to impose himself among the stars (6 goals in 53 games).

Far from them, he was not much more successful, whether in Troyes, Valenciennes and Saint-Étienne or abroad (Pescara, Utrecht, Partizan Belgrade where he suffered a depression), never exceeding the bar of 6 goals scored in a season.

His title of world champion under 20 with the France team in 2013 alongside Varane, Umtiti, Pogba, enhances the balance sheet of Bahebeck who has never been able to confirm the hopes placed in him.

Adrien Rabiot, scorer at 18 years, 4 months and 28 days

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Between PSG and Adrien Rabiot, this is the story of a couple who loved each other for many years but ended up tearing themselves apart in the public square.

The disputes and the divorce consummated in the summer of 2019 do not detract from the talent and success of the 27-year-old midfielder, a true emblem of Parisian training and today at Juventus Turin.

He is acclaimed by Carlo Ancelotti, who gave him his first minutes with PSG in August 2012 against Bordeaux, and by Laurent Blanc, with whom he scored his first goal on August 31, 2013 against Guingamp.

Despite the end of his Parisian career ended away from the first team, Rabiot will remain a major player for PSG QSI version with 15 trophies won.

In the jersey of Juventus Turin, he ended up becoming one of the executives of his team before doing the same this winter during the World Cup with the Blues.

And also...

Dominique Barberat (scorer at 17 years 7 months and 3 days), Gilles Cardinet (scorer at 17 years 10 months and 15 days), Hervin Ongenda (scorer at 18 years 1 month and 10 days), Jean-Kévin Augustin (scorer at 18 years 5 months and 12 days), Timothy Weah (scorer at 18 years 5 months and 13 days).

Source: leparis

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