This Amazon documentary takes a look behind the scenes of Paris Saint-Germain

Anyone who thought that because of the effects of the corona pandemic would show the humility much-quoted by Aki Watzke and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would return to Europe’s football clubs, was seriously mistaken. Chelsea brought their prodigal son Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge for 115 million euros, and Manchester City made Jack Grealish the record Englishman with 117.5 million euros. Despite these mega-transfers, it worried Paris Saint Germain for the biggest sensation of the transfer summer: the signing of Lionel Messi.

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But what makes this nouveau riche, sheikhs-funded club so special? The Amazon documentary series “PSG Ô Ville Lumière, 50 Ans De Légende” draws a picture of the club from September 10th, looks at its past and present and lets club legends speak.

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The Argentine Messi, living legend of FC Barcelona, ​​should finally lead the French capital club to the long-awaited title in the Champions League. For this Messi is rewarded like a king, there is talk of a gigantic 40 million euros annual earnings – net mind you. The 34-year-old was only the highlight of a change period in which other top stars, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Georginio Wijnaldum, set up camp on the Seine.

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With the entry of Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, a flow of money opened up for Paris Saint-Germain that seems to be almost inexhaustible. Under the aegis of the Qatari businessman and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Parisians piloted some world-class players to France for astronomical salaries and transfer fees. In 2017 PSG let the Brazilian Neymar jump € 222 million, a year later PSG transferred € 180 million to Monaco and signed Kylian Mbappé after a one-year loan.

Kylian Mbappé is one of the top stars currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain. PR / Amazon Prime Video

How the superstar ensemble of the capital city club fared in the domestic Ligue 1 and on the European stage in the Champions League is only one side of the coin that the Amazon documentary “PSG Ô Ville Lumière, 50 Ans De Légende” illuminates. In keeping with the association’s 50th anniversary, the four-part production also looks back on the history of Paris Saint-Germain since the association was founded in 1970. Former players, employees and former coaches take streaming fans inside the club and talk about their experiences.

Paris Saint-Germain – football stars behind the scenes

The makers of the four-part production were able to lure some renowned players and club legends in front of the camera. Among other things, Ronaldinho expresses himself. For the Brazilian ball artist, Paris was the first stop of his successful career in Europe. The exact opposite is the case with David Beckham. The midfielder ended his career at PSG in 2013. The other stars who have their say in the documentary are also tough: In addition to Zlatan Ibrahimović, ex-players like Youri Djorkaeff, David Ginola and Bernard Lama remember their time at Paris Saint-Germain.

Former goalkeeper Bernard Lama remembers his career at PSG in the documentary.
Former goalkeeper Bernard Lama remembers his career at PSG as one of many ex-players. Photo: PR / Amazon Prime Video

PSG ille Ville Lumière: Here you can stream the docu

The four-part documentary series is an exclusive Amazon production and therefore only available on Prime Video. In order to be able to watch the documentary, you need a subscription for Amazon Prime. If you don’t have one yet, you can complete it here.

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The first 30 days are free as a test period. So if you just want to see the documentary, don’t forget to cancel. Otherwise the subscription costs 7.99 euros per month. In addition to Prime Video, there are also Amazon Music and Prime Gaming as well as shipping and special offers on Amazon. You can access Prime Video via your smart TV or a streaming stick such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

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