Verratti equals Armand!
In playing his 380th match in all competitions for the club from the capital on Matchday 1 of Ligue 1 in the 5-0 victory over Clermont on Saturday 6 August at the Stade Gabriel Montpied, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti equalled Sylvain Armand's spot in second place of the rankings for the most appearances in Rouge et Bleu.
Arriving in Paris in 2012, the Italian international has played 248 Ligue 1 matches (7 goals, 38 assists), 28 in the Coupe de France (1 goal, 7 assists), 23 in the Coupe de la Ligue (3 assists), 9 Trophées des Champions and 72 in the UEFA Champions League (3 goals, 8 assists) with the club from the capital.
Interestingly enough, the Pescara-born midfielder equalled his former teammate's record during this match at Clermont, the club where the former Rouge et Bleu full-back (2004-2013) played during the 1999-2000 season.
RANKING oF Paris Saint-Germain APPEARANCES IN COMPETITIVE MATCHES:
1. Jean-Marc Pilorget: 435 matches
2. Sylvain Armand, Marco Verratti: 380 matches
4. Marquinhos: 365 matches
5. Paul Le Guen, Safet Susic: 344 matches
7. Bernard Lama: 318 matches
8. Thiago Silva: 315 matches
9. Mustapha Dahleb: 310 matches
10. Edinson Cavani: 301 matches
🔝🦉⚽️ #CF63PSG— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 6, 2022
𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒐 𝑽𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒊 dispute son 3⃣8⃣0⃣e match sous les couleurs parisiennes, et rejoint Sylvain Armand, dauphin du recordman absolu, Jean-Marc Pilorget (435 matches officiels à Paris). ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/pOcS9OZFi6