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Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaïfi, better known as Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is perhaps one of the leaders with the greatest relevance in the football world in recent times, especially after signing Leo messi and complete a dream trident with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, who managed to keep one more season in the ranks of PSG despite pressure from Real Madrid, following in the footsteps of the French striker for a long time.

Al-Khelaifi is the visible face of Paris Saint-Germain, who does not refer to going out before the cameras and posing with the brand-new signings, but he is not the owner of the Parisian team, but instead occupies the position of presidency after the purchase of the club by the Emir of Qatar, Tamim ben Hamad Al-Thani.

Against all odds, Al-Khelaifi comes from a simple family. He is the son of a pearl fisherman from DohAy has four brothers and a sister. However, Al-Khelaifi was not interested in the family business but opted for another field, quite different: tennis.

As a tennis player he was the first from his country (Qatar) to reach the ranking ATP, where he reached the 995th position in 2002. In addition, he was a member of the Qatari team in the Davis Cup. His journey in the world of tennis, which lasted a little over a decade, ended with 32 wins and 84 lossess, as well as earnings of 16,000 euros.

Tennis not only helped him to make a professional career but also to achieve great friendships, one of them of great importance. Forged a great friendship with the then crown prince and today Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al Thani. Both met on the slopes as young players, and since then, they have formed an unbreakable friendship, which has been the roadmap of PSG a few years later.

Once his career as a tennis player concluded, Al-Khelaifi chose to graduate in economics and later, in 2008, be appointed by the prince’s family as president of the Qataria Tennis Federation, as well as the vice-presidency of the Asian Federation. . Already in 2011, his friend Al-Thani entrusted him Qatar Sports Investements (QSI) and also the PSG, recently bought, to place the Parisian club in the elite of the world of football.