From Beckham to Ibrahimovic: Best XI Stars Who Played For Milan and PSG

On Wednesday night, Paris Saint-Germain will host Milan at Le Parc des Princes in a much-anticipated encounter in the Champions League group stage. After being pitted in the same group as Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United, all eyes have turned towards the immensely intriguing Group F that has been treating us to two mouth-drooling showdowns every matchday.

Nevertheless, the encounter between the French champions and the Italian giants might be the most prestigious fixture that this group will produce, partially due to the great number of legends who spent time at both clubs during their illustrious playing careers.

Moreover, the back-to-back clashes will be vital for the two clubs’ qualifying chances, as neither side can afford to drop more points at this stage, especially in such a razor-tight group.

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So ahead of what should be a memorable evening in the City of Lights, let’s check out the Best XI players to represent both PSG and Milan as published by TuttoMercatoWeb.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

whether he likes it or not, the Euro 2020 hero will be at the center of attention when he takes on his former Milan teammates. The goalkeeper is a Rossoneri youth product but had a love-hate relationship with the club for years culminating in his exit in 2021.

He hasn’t been on consistent form since joining PSG but he remains the first-choice custodian in the French capital.

Mario Yepes

The Colombian is one of the less renowned names on this prestigious list. Nevertheless, he had his exploits in Paris for four years before making the move to Italian football.

An impressive stint at Chievo earned him a transfer to Milan, but he couldn’t truly cement himself as a pillar at San Siro.

Thiago Silva

When the Brazilian accompanied Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a ground-shattering double transfer from Milan to PSG in 2012, this signaled the beginning of a long and agonizing decline for the Diavolo.

The unyielding defender rapidly earned the captain’s armband in Paris and eventually left as a club legend in 2020. He remains active with Chelsea at the age of 39.


Just like his compatriot Thiago Silva, Alex represented Milan, PSG and Chelsea but in reverse order. After two and a half years in France, the no-nonsense defender joined Milan in 2014 but had already lost the bulk of his speed and physical strength.

David Beckham

After spending his heyday at Manchester United and Real Madrid, the legendary Englishman joined LA Galaxy in 2007, serving as the pioneer who opened the MLS gates for European stars.

Nevertheless, the lure of top European football brought the free-kick specialist back to the Old Continent. He had two short loan spells with Milan in 2009 and 2010 and one final tenure with PSG before calling it a day in 2013.


The Brazilian midfielder didn’t only represent the two clubs on the pitch but also acted as a director for both Milan and PSG on multiple occasions. Moreover, he was even appointed as the Rossoneri’s head coach for the 2009/10 campaign.


The Brazilian superstar will always be associated with Barcelona and for good reason. However, the magician had initially made a name for himself in Europe while donning the PSG jersey.

He also enjoyed mild success at Milan, even though his career was beginning to wane by the time he joined the club.

Alessandro Florenzi

Aside from Donnarumma, the Italian fullback is the only player on the list who currently represents one of the two clubs.

The former Roma captain spent a solitary campaign at PSG after being reduced to an outcast in the Italian capital. He then joined Milan and found himself a new home. He currently acts as an understudy for Davide Calabria and Theo Hernandez.

George Weah

Although the list includes more famous names, the incumbent Liberian president is the only one to win the Ballon d’Or, aside from Ronaldinho. The striker was a devastating force of nature, combining a terrifying pace with brilliant technical skills

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The legendary Swede represented a host of top European sides throughout his elusive career. However, Milan was probably the one club that genuinely won his heart, hence why he decided to spend his last playing days at San Siro.

On the other hand, the gigantic striker was at his most prolific self during his days at PSG between 2012 and 2016, which was ultimately his longest career stint.

Marco Simone

The beloved Milan hitman spent eight years at the club, winning all major honors. Afterwards, he made the transfer to PSG in 1997 and found mild success during his two-year spell in the French capital. He then returned to Milan for one last brief spell at the club.