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Gettin' Shirty: Sakho reveals top names from 200-kit collection!

9 May 2019

Throughout the season, the official Palace programme have been finding out which shirts have meant most and why to the Crystal Palace squad. Here, Mamadou Sakho reveals a bit about his collection...

What was your first shirt as a kid?

It was a Manchester United kit when I was around six or seven years old. I wore that when I used to train with Paris FC.

What were you wearing on your pro debut?

It was a Paris St Germain shirt from a cup game back in 2007. I gave it to my mum so I have some good memories of it!

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Which is the most special shirt you've worn?

I would say maybe the one I had when France played Ukraine and I scored twice to help us get into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It’s framed in my place.

Best player you've swapped with?

I cannot say one player because I have probably 200 shirts! I have Eto’o, Hazard, Drogba, Zlatan, Beckham, Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo, Benzema and Ribery. So many players!

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Who was the last player you swapped with?

The last one was Xherdan Shaqiri when we played Stoke City last season. I know him and we have played against each a few times, including at international level.

Which is the best shirt of all time?

I cannot choose one because whichever shirt I am wearing at any time is the best, so now it is the Palace one! It is really nice, it is a good colour and I think the fans really like it.

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