Moussa Sow

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Moussa Sow
Moussa Sow'14.JPG
Sow playing for Fenerbahce in 2014
Personal information
Full name Moussa Sow
Date of birth (1986-01-19) 19 January 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Mantes-la-Jolie, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker/Left Winger
Club information
Current team
Fenerbahçe
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2002 Mantes
2002–2003 Amiens
2003–2004 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Rennes 82 (12)
2007–2008 Sedan (loan) 30 (6)
2010–2012 Lille 54 (31)
2012– Fenerbahçe 73 (37)
National team
2004–2005 France U19 5 (2)
2009 France U21 2 (0)
2009– Senegal 24 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 July 2013

Moussa Sow (born 19 January 1986) is a French-born Senegalese football player who plays as a striker for Fenerbahçe.[1] He started his professional career at Stade Rennes in 2004 as an 18-year-old. In his first couple of seasons, Sow made his mark mostly in cup competitions, scoring a brace for Stade Rennes against Corte on 6 January 2006 in the Coupe de France[2] and one in an away game against Lille in the Coupe de la Ligue.[3] He was loaned out to Sedan in 2007, scoring six goals in 30 appearances for the club. Upon his return to Rennes, he was the club's first-choice striker for two seasons before joining Lille on a free transfer In June 2010. He joined Fenerbahçe in 2012.

Club career[edit]

Lille[edit]

Moussa Sow, was playing for Lille

After his contract with Stade Rennes came to an end, the 24-year–old forward signed a three-year deal with Lille on 28 June 2010.[4] Sow scored on his debut for Lille in a 1–1 draw away to his former club Stade Rennes.[5] He did not score again in the league until a 90th minute goal on 19 September gave Lille all three points in a tough home contest against Auxerre.[6]

Sow scored his first hat-trick for Lille on 13 November 2010, the goals came in a 5–2 away victory to Caen, with both Gervinho and Franck Beria grabbing 90th minute goals to seal the win.[7] Less than a month later on 5 December 2010, Sow netted another hat-trick this time against Lorient.[8] His goals helped Lille to a 6–3 win and firmly placed his side into contention for the Ligue 1 crown.[9] Lille went into the winter break in sole position of first place, as Sow fired in their only goal in a 1–1 draw with Saint Étienne on 22 December 2010.[10]

Sow scored his 22nd goal of the Ligue 1 campaign in a 2–2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on 21 May 2011. The result ensured that Lille would secure their first Ligue 1 title since 1954.[11] Sow scored his third hat-trick, on the final day of the season, as Lille tied the knot on their championship season with an emphatic 3–2 victory over former club Stade Rennes.[12] Sow was the top scorer during the 2010–11 season with 25 league goals and also contributed with three assists.[13]

Fenerbahçe[edit]

Moussa Sow, during the match against Arsenal
Moussa Sow with his teammate Mehmet Topal

On 27 January 2012, Fenerbahçe acquired Sow for €10 million.[14] Sow signed a 4.5-year contract which will see him remain at the club until the end of 2015–16 season.[15] Sow made his debut in a local rivalry against Beşiktaş on 5 February 2012 and scored a goal in the second minute of injury time.[16] On 18 March he scored the first goal of the derby match with a bicycle kick against rivals Galatasaray.[17] He continued his good run of form, as he scored a late equaliser against Kayserispor to earn a draw for his team in quarter-finals of the Turkish Cup on 12 April 2012, helping his team to reach the semi-finals through a penalty shoot-out. Sow also scored the second goal for his team against rivals Trabzonspor on 15 April 2012. Over the course of the 2011–12 season Sow played 12 league matches and scored 7 goals. Sow earned his first trophy with Fener in the Turkish Cup final on 16 May as the club ripped apart Bursaspor by a score of 4–0.[18]

In the 2012–13 season Sow played 22 league matches and scored 13 goals, also scoring 3 goals in European matches. On 3 March 2013 Fenerbahçe played a derby match with Beşiktaş and Sow scored 2 goals in this match. On 10 March 2013 Sow scored one more goal on against Bursaspor, also Fenerbahçe won the match with score 4–1. On 17 March 2013 Sow scored 1 goal against Antalyaspor and Fenerbahçe won this match 2–1, with this goal Sow scored 4 goals last 3 weeks. On 22 May 2013, Sow scored the solitary goal as Fenerbahçe defeated Trabzonspor to secure the club's second straight 2012–13 Turkish Cup,[19] consolation for falling short to city rivals Galatasaray in the league campaign. On 21 September 2013 Fenerbahçe against Elazığspor and won this match 4–0. In this match Sow doing his first hat-trick for his Fenerbahçe career.[20]

International career[edit]

As soon as he arrived at Stade Rennes, Moussa Sow was selected for the France national under-19 football team, with whom he won the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship; 2 games for it of the category along with players such as Yoann Gourcuff, Hugo Lloris or Yoan Gouffran. In the spring of 2007, his performances for his club were rewarded with two selections for France U21. Although he failed to score in these matches, he provided two assists. Late in 2008, before the steady increase in the player, the Senegal national football team tried to convince him to play for their national team. In 2009, taking advantage of a change in FIFA regulations, Sow won his first cap with the Senegal, during a match against the Congo.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 March 2013[21][22]

Club[edit]

Team League Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rennes Ligue 1 2004–05 3 0 1 0 - - 4 0
2005–06 7 0 3 2 2 0 12 2
2006–07 14 0 2 1 - - 16 1
2007–08 2 0 - - - - 2 0
2008–09 32 9 8 3 5 1 45 13
2009–10 24 3 2 2 - - 26 5
Total 82 12 16 8 7 1 105 21
Sedan (loan) Ligue 2 2007–08 30 6 7 4 - - 37 10
Total 30 6 7 4 37 10
Lille Ligue 1 2010–11 36 25 7 0 8 1 51 26
2011–12 18 6 1 1 6 3 25 10
Total 54 31 8 1 14 4 76 36
Fenerbahçe Süper Lig 2011–12 12 7 2 1 - - 14 8
2012–13 31 15 7 1 16 3 54 19
2013–14 30 15 1 0 4 1 33 16
Total 73 37 10 2 20 4 103 43
Career Total 239 86 41 15 41 9 321 110

International[edit]

Senegal national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 2 0
2010 5 2
2011 5 3
2012 5 1
2013 2 2
Total 19 8

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2010 Lubumbashi, DR Congo  DR Congo 1–0 4–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
2. 9 October 2010 Dakar, Senegal  Mauritius 4–0 7–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
3. 9 February 2011 Dakar, Senegal  Guinea 2–0 3–0 Friendly
4. 3 September 2011 Dakar, Senegal  DR Congo 1–0 2–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
5. 3 September 2011 Dakar, Senegal  DR Congo 2–0 2–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
6. 25 January 2012 Bata, Equatorial Guinea  Equatorial Guinea 1–1 2–1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
7. 5 February 2013 Paris, France  Guinea 1–0 1–1 Friendly
8. 23 March 2013 Conakry, Guinea  Angola 1–0 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

France U19[edit]

2005

Lille[edit]

2010–11
2010–11

Fenerbahçe[edit]

2013–14
2011–12, 2012–13

Individual[edit]

2011

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Süper Kupa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moussa Sow ile anlaşmaya varıldı". Fenerbahce.org. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "CORTE 2 – 3 RENNES". Fenerbahce.org. 7 January 2006. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Moussa Sow : ses dernières actualités". Stade-rennais-online.com. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Moussa Sow au LOSC jusqu'en 2013". Losc.fr. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sow secures point for Lille". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sow sinks Auxerre". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 19 September 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Caen 2–5 Lille". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lille vs FC Lorient Preview". Goal.com. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lille show credentials". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Lille 1–1 St Etienne". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "SOW GOOD AS LILLE TAKE TITLE". Ligue1.com. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Champions Lille celebrate in style". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "OFFICIAL TOP SCORER CHART". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Moussa Sow'un transferi konusunda taraflarla anlaşıldı". Kap.gov.tr. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Moussa Sow has signed a 4.5-year contract with Fenerbahçe". Turkish-football.com. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Fenerbahçe 2–0 Beşiktaş". Fenerbahce.org. 5 February 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Fenerbahce 2-2 Galatasaray: Fenerbahce score two great goals, then go too defensive". Zonal Marking. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "50. Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Fenerbahçe'nin" (in Turkish). TFF. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Soccer-Fenerbahce defeat Trabzonspor 1-0 to win Turkish Cup". Yahoo Sports. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Fenerbahçe 4–0 Elazığspor". fenerbahce.org. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Football : Mousa Sow". FootballDatabase.eu. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "Moussa Sow". National Football Teams. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

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