Sekou Cissé

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Sekou Cissé
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Personal information
Full name Sekou Cissé
Date of birth (1985-05-23) 23 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Dabou, Cote d'Ivoire
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Genk
Number 21
Youth career
FC Bibo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Roda JC 133 (24)
2009–2014 Feyenoord 56 (14)
2014– Genk 18 (3)
National team
2008 Cote d'Ivoire U23 4 (2)
2008– Cote d'Ivoire 12 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Sekou Cissé (born 23 May 1985) is an Ivorian football striker, who currently plays for Genk in the Belgian Pro League.

Career[edit]

Cissé began his career in his home country, but moved to the Netherlands under the advice of fellow Cote d'Ivoire international Arouna Koné in 2004, who was playing for Roda at the time. Following the departure of Koné to PSV Eindhoven in 2005, Cissé had an larger role in the Roda team and was noted for his speed.

In 2006, it was reported that Louis van Gaal, coach of fellow Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar was interested in signing him, as part of an exchange deal with Adil Ramzi. Roda, however, refused to negotiate, stating that they wanted to keep him in their team.

In the season 2008-09, Cissé started to become a very influential part of the Roda JC-team. His performance attracted the attention of other clubs and he was soon linked to prestigious clubs like Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven and FC Twente. It was made known on June 30, 2009, that Cissé would leave Roda, to join one of the major clubs in the Eredivisie, Feyenoord. On July 5, 2009, the transfer was officially announced on the website of Feyenoord, after he passed a medical test. It was announced that Cissé would sign a 5-year contract with Feyenoord.[1] After suffering many injuries and because of a lack of prospect, Cissé and Feyenoord dissolved his contract on 3 January 2014.[2] After a successful trial he signed a contract on January 13, 2014 at K.R.C. Genk.

International career[edit]

He was called up for the Cote d'Ivoire preliminary squad for the 2008 African Cup of Nations competition to take place in Ghana.

He competed in the 2008 Toulon Tournament for the U-23 Cote d'Ivoire team which placed third. Cissé was top scorer of the tournament with four goals.

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
June 1, 2008 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  Mozambique 1-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
June 22, 2008 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  Botswana 1-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
June 22, 2008 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  Botswana 4-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

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