From February 13 to 15, 2024, eight legends of Paris Saint-Germain travelled to Doha, Qatar, for the unprecedented organisation of the Legends Tour. Organised in partnership with Visit Qatar, the legends' journey combined football with the discovery of the country's wonders.
For this very first Legends Tour in Doha, Paris Saint-Germain honoured some of its greatest legends with the presence of Ronaldinho, Pedro Miguel Pauleta, Claude Makélélé, Didier Domi, Javier Pastore, Jay-Jay Okocha, Nenê, and Ludovic Giuly. Beyond its unique scope, this event also served to continue strengthening the solid ties that unite the Club with its partners.
During this trip, the illustrious former players of Paris Saint-Germain participated in the "Legends Tour by Visit Qatar" tournament, each wearing the captain's armband for teams composed of Club partners. After a few hours of decisive plays and spectacular goals, it was the Visit Qatar team led by Claude Makélélé that won the first edition of this tournament.
On the evening of February 14, the legends of Paris Saint-Germain intensely experienced the victory of their successors by a score of 2-0 against Real Sociedad, in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. This significant moment was shared with 150 supporters of the Rouge & Bleu, as part of an exceptional screening, creating unforgettable memories that will remain forever etched in their memory.
The players continued their discoveries by participating in the Qatar International Food Festival for a special live cooking show, during which renowned chef Alexandre Guillo hosted a cooking workshop alongside Ronaldinho, Javier Pastore, and Claude Makélélé. Then, invited by the President of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, they attended the Doha WTA tennis tournament, the Qatar Total Energies Open, and later enjoyed a dinner on Al Maha Island, a symbol of Qatari hospitality excellence.
This unprecedented gathering of legends was also an opportunity to discover the Club's facilities and its partners, such as the Aspetar clinic and the PSG Academy where the legends met with their supporters, offering training to young talents. The Legends Tour also marked a stop at the Ooredoo Doha Marathon, which celebrated a record participation of 13,000 people. Furthermore, the Parisian legends met with children from the Qatari Foundation Education Above All, which works to ensure equitable access to education and to mobilize its power for positive, sustainable, and inclusive change.
Ronaldinho: "Participating in the first organization of the Paris Saint-Germain Legends Tour was a huge joy, as this Club holds a very important place in my career. The holding of this first legends tour is a beautiful acknowledgment from the Club!"
Pedro Miguel Pauleta: "Our participation in the Legends Tour in Doha was a fantastic opportunity to meet the Club's fans and partners, and it allowed us to witness the Club's commitment to transmitting and sharing its history."
Ludovic Giuly: "As former players, we are happy to come together for a project like the Legends Tour. Watching the victory against Real Sociedad alongside supporters will remain a memorable moment, symbolizing sharing and unity within the Paris Saint-Germain family."
The association of players who have made the Club's history reflects the ambitions and values of Paris Saint-Germain, particularly the transmission and sharing of its extraordinary history with younger generations. The Club expresses its profound gratitude towards its legends and continues to rely on their experiences to grow and face challenges.
Paris Saint-Germain always aspires to involve its former players in the ongoing narrative, thereby establishing continuity between generations. This commitment contributes to shaping new memorable chapters that strengthen the powerful bonds of the Paris Saint-Germain family.