|Full name||Papiss Demba Cissé|
|Date of birth||3 June 1985|
|Place of birth||Dakar, Senegal|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Newcastle United|
|AS Génération Foot|
|2005–2006||→ Cherbourg (loan)||28||(11)|
|2008–2009||→ Châteauroux (loan)||15||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Papiss Demba Cissé (born 3 June 1985) is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a striker for Newcastle United and the Senegal national team. He holds the record of most goals scored by an African player in a single Bundesliga campaign – 22 league goals in the 2010–11 season. That same season, Cissé won the EFFIFU award for being the most efficient striker in the league.
Cissé began his career with AS Génération Foot before transferring to the French side FC Metz in summer 2005. After only one month during the 2005–06 season, he left Metz and was loaned to French side AS Cherbourg Football. During this season, Cissé played 26 games and scored 11 goals for the Normandy club. After the season he returned to Metz for a further two years, before being loaned to French side LB Chateauroux in January 2008 and before returning to FC Metz in July 2008 for a third stint.
Cissé signed for Bundesliga side SC Freiburg on 28 December 2009 from FC Metz for €1.62 million. Cissé initially became a transfer target for Freiburg in the summer of 2009 after he scored a goal and assisted on another in a 2–1 friendly win for FC Metz over Freiburg. However, a transfer fee could not be agreed upon. Hannover 96 also expressed interest in the player. In his first partial season with the Black Forest club, Cissé appeared in 16 matches, scoring six goals. During the 2010–11 Bundesliga season, his first full season with Freiburg, Cissé was second in the league in goals scored, only behind Mario Gómez of Bayern Munich who scored 28. Cissé also set a club and league record; his 22 goals during the course of the season set the single-season goal record by an SC Freiburg player, as well as set the record for the most goals scored by an African in a single Bundesliga season. The record was previously held by Tony Yeboah who scored 20 goals with Eintracht Frankfurt in 1993. That same season, Cissé won the EFFIFU award for being the most efficient striker in the league.
On 21 January 2012, Cissé signed for Newcastle United on a five-and-a-half-year deal for an estimated fee in the region of £9 million, linking up with fellow Senegal striker Demba Ba in the process. He was subsequently handed the number 9 shirt. On 5 February, Cissé made his debut for Newcastle in the 2–1 league win against Aston Villa at St James' Park. He replaced the injured Leon Best in the 14th minute before scoring the winning goal in the 71st minute. On 11 February, he made his first start for the club in the 5–0 away league defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. On 25 February, he scored in the 6th minute in a 2–2 home draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers. On 25 March, he scored two first-half goals in Newcastle's 3–1 league victory against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns, but he was denied a hat-trick early in the second half by a save by West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster. Cissé's brace against West Brom made him the quickest player since Les Ferdinand to hit the five-goal mark for Newcastle.
Cissé scored his sixth and seventh goals, against Liverpool in a 2–0 home win. He scored a third consecutive brace at Liberty Stadium in a 2–0 away win against Swansea City on 6 April, bringing his tally to 9 goals in 8 games. This made him Newcastle United's most prolific goals per game scorer of all time ahead of Hughie Gallacher. On 9 April, he scored his 10th goal in nine games for Newcastle against Bolton Wanderers in a 2–0 home win. On 21 April, Cissé scored his 11th goal in 10 games during a 3–0 win against Stoke City. He then managed to score his 12th and 13th Premier League goals in a 2–0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 2 May 2012, the second of which he curled the ball with the outside his foot from thirty seven yards out. Cissé described the goal as the best of his career, and was subsequently chosen as the BBC's Goal of the Season.
On 4 July 2012, it was reported that Newcastle United had blocked an offer from the Senegalese FA for Cissé to play for Senegal at 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The reason behind the decision was that Newcastle wanted their key striker fit for a tough season ahead, playing European football. Cissé scored his first goal in the 2012–13 season with a header in the League Cup against Manchester United. He scored Newcastle's third goal in their Europa League defeat of Bordeaux on 4 October 2012, Newcastle's 100th game in European competition. He scored his Premier League goal of the season in a 2–1 win over West Bromwich Albion on 28 October 2012, as a shot taken by Sammy Ameobi deflected off Cissé and into the net. The striker's scoring was scarce throughout the opening four months of the season, only scoring his second league goal of the season on 28 November, a 2–1 away defeat to Stoke City.
After compatriot Demba Ba was left out of the squad because of his prospected move to European champions Chelsea in the January transfer window, he started against Everton alongside Shola Ameobi and scored a header in the second minute in a 2–1 defeat on 2 January 2013. Cissé scored a spectacular 25-yard volley in Newcastle's 4–2 win over Southampton on 24 February, helping the club come from behind to secure a crucial victory over fellow relegation strugglers. Cissé scored an injury time winner at home to Stoke City on 10 March, sending Newcastle into 13th place and nine points above the relegation places. On 14 March, in the second leg Europa League Round of 16 tie at home to Anzhi Makhachkala, the Senegalese striker headed in a 94th minute winner as Newcastle progressed to the quarter-finals with a 1–0 aggregate victory. Cissé celebrated the goal by lashing out at an advertising hoarding behind the goal – just as former Newcastle player Temuri Ketsbaia had done after scoring a late winner against Bolton Wanderers in 1998.
Cissé also scored the first goal in a 3–1 loss away to Benfica in the first leg of Newcastle's Europa League quarter-final. On 7 April 2013, he scored an injury time winner in a 1–0 victory over Fulham, causing him to jump into the crowd and send manager Alan Pardew running in also, in celebration. Cissé scored his fourth goal of the Europa League campaign in a 1–1 home draw with Benfica (sending Newcastle out of the competition, 4–2 on aggregate).
On 25 September 2013, Cissé opened his account for the 2013−14 season in a 2–0 win for Newcastle against Leeds United in the third round of the Football League Cup. He also played against Manchester City on October 30, 2013.
- As of 14 December 2013.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|France||League||Coupe de France||Coupe de la Ligue||Europe||Total|
|2005–06||FC Metz||Ligue 1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|2005–06||AS Cherbourg (loan)||Championnat National||28||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||28||11|
|2006–07||FC Metz||Ligue 2||32||12||2||0||1||0||0||0||35||12|
|2007–08||LB Châteauroux (loan)||Ligue 2||15||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||15||4|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2011–12||Newcastle United||Premier League||14||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||13|
Cissé made his international debut for Senegal on 12 August 2009, in a friendly away to Congo DR, scoring two goals as Senegal emerged victorious 2–1. Cissé scored a hat-trick in his fourth appearance for the national side, as Senegal ran away to a 7–0 victory over Mauritius on 9 October 2010 in a qualifying match for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
- Score and Result lists Senegal's goals first
- EFFIFU Award: 2010–11
- Premier League Goal of the Month: May 2012
- Premier League Goal of the Season: 2011–12
Cissé is a practicing Muslim, and when celebrating a goal he often performs the Sujud. He has allegedly objected to Newcastle United's shirt-sponsorship deal with high-interest loans company Wonga due to apparently religiously-related moral reasons (Islam considers promoting usury or financial exploitation to be 'forbidden'). The matter was later resolved by the two parties involved after a photograph was released showing Cissé in a casino.
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- Papiss Demba Cissé French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Papiss Demba Cissé at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Papiss Demba Cisse career stats at Soccerbase
- Papiss Cissé at National-Football-Teams.com
- Papiss Cissé – UEFA competition record
- BBC Profile
- Transfermarkt Profile
- Papiss Cissé at ESPN FC
- Profile at FootballDatabase.eu