Cissé with Marseille
|Full name||Édouard Souleymane Leopold Cissé|
|Date of birth||March 30, 1978|
|Place of birth||Pau, France|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1998–1999||→ Rennes (loan)||28||(2)|
|2002–2003||→ West Ham United (loan)||25||(1)|
|2003–2004||→ Monaco (loan)||31||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 July 2012.
Cissé was born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques in southwest France.
He is a midfielder. Cissé previously played for Monaco in France and West Ham in the English Premiership (where he scored once against Charlton Athletic) and Paris Saint-Germain. On 28 June 2007, it was confirmed that Cissé had signed a 2-year contract (with an option of a third) with Beşiktaş J.K. of Turkey for a fee of €1.5 million per annum. He played well with Fabian Ernst and left the club on 3 June 2009 to sign with Olympique Marseille. On 18 August 2011, he joined AJ Auxerreon a two-year contract. After two years at the club he left in 2013.
Cissé played for the France under-20 and under-21 teams. Having Senegalese ancestry, he became eligible to play for the Senegal national football team in 2009 after a change in FIFA regulations. He was called up to friendly match against South Korea, but rejected the call saying that he would rather clarify some points, having not been called up again.
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Besiktas JK
- "France – U-21 – International Results – Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
- "Hammers snap up Cisse". BBC. 2002-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- "Charlton add to Hammers misery". BBC. 11 February 2003. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
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