Modou Sougou

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Modou Sougou
Personal information
Full name Pape Amodou Sougou
Date of birth (1984-12-18) 18 December 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Fissel, Senegal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Moreirense
(on loan from Sheffield Wednesday)
Number 8
Youth career
2002–2004 Douanes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 União Leiria 7 (0)
2005–2006 Vitória Setúbal 27 (0)
2006–2008 União Leiria 38 (5)
2008–2011 Académica 80 (19)
2011–2013 CFR Cluj 44 (11)
2013–2015 Marseille 14 (0)
2013–2015 Evian (loan) 53 (6)
2015– Sheffield Wednesday 9 (2)
2017– Moreirense (loan) 3 (1)
National team
2007– Senegal 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2013

Pape Amodou "Modou" Sougou (born 18 December 1984) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Moreirense on loan from Sheffield Wednesday as a right winger.

Club career[edit]

Early years / Portugal[edit]

Born in the village of Fissel, in the M'bour Department, Sougou started his career with Dakar-based AS Douanes. He moved to Portugal in 2004 at the age of 19, signing a four-year contract with U.D. Leiria.[1] He made his Primeira Liga debut on 29 November, by coming on as a late substitute in a 1–0 home win against S.L. Benfica.[2]

Sougou continued to compete in the Portuguese top flight in the following six seasons, representing Vitória de Setúbal,[3] Leiria[4] and Académica de Coimbra.[5] In 2009–10, whilst at the service of the latter club, he scored a career-best in the country nine goals in 29 games, helping it to the 11th position; additionally, in early 2013, he revealed that he came close to signing with FC Porto when André Villas-Boas was the manager, but a potential deal fell through due to injury.[6]

Cluj[edit]

In June 2011 Sougou joined Liga I side CFR Cluj,[7] having previously signed a pre-contract agreement.[8] The move was put on hold because his previous club, Académica, wanted 300,000 in compensation,[9] but the transfer was eventually completed whilst the player stated one of the main reasons to sign was rejoining former manager Jorge Costa.[10][11]

Sougou finished his first year in Romania as joint-ninth top scorer with ten goals, whilst also providing several assists[12] to help his team win the national championship for the third time in five years. In January 2012, chairman Julius Muresan revealed that the player had been given a release clause of €11 million.[13]

On 20 November 2012, Sougou provided two passes for two of teammate Rui Pedro's three goals, in a 3–1 away win over S.C. Braga for the campaign's UEFA Champions League.[14] He himself contributed with two successful strikes in two 2–1 away wins in the qualifying rounds, against FC Slovan Liberec and FC Basel; late in that year, he was named by Gazeta Sporturilor as the second best foreign player in the country behind Wesley Lopes da Silva.[15]

Marseille[edit]

On 24 January 2013, Sougou agreed to a three-year deal with Olympique de Marseille for €4.5 million and a €600.000 annual salary.[16][17] Upon his arrival, manager Élie Baup stated: "We saw that we were missing an accelerator against Montpellier [...]. Sougou has all of these qualities."[18]

Sougou scored his first goal for the French on 30 January 2013, in a 2–1 success at FC Rouen for the round-of-32 of the Coupe de France.[19] His first appearance in Ligue 1 took place on 3 February, as he featured 13 minutes in a 0–1 home loss to AS Nancy.

Subsequently, Sougou served two consecutive loan spells with fellow league club Evian Thonon Gaillard FC.[20][21] He was fairly played during his two-year tenure, scoring seven times all competitions comprised and helping his team avoid relegation.

After returning to l'OM, Sougou was left out of the pre-season tour by coach Marcelo Bielsa.[22] He left by mutual consent on 4 August 2015.[23]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

On 5 August 2015, Sougou signed for Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on a two-year contract.[24] He scored on his debut for his new team six days later, in a 4–1 win over Mansfield Town for the League Cup at the Hillsborough Stadium.[25]

On 31 January 2017, Sougou returned to Portugal and its top division when he joined Moreirense F.C. until the end of the season.[26]

International career[edit]

Sougou made his debut for Senegal on 21 August 2007, playing the first half of a 1–1 friendly draw in Ghana. He was part of the squad that appeared in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, playing twice in an eventual group stage exit.

Personal life[edit]

Sougou is a practising Muslim, and observed fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan.[27]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2015[28]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
União Leiria
2004–05 7 0 ? ? 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 ? ? 0 0 7 0
Vitória Setúbal
2005–06 27 0 ? ? 2 0 29 0
Total 27 0 ? ? 2 0 29 0
União Leiria
2006–07 15 5 ? ? 0 0 15 5
2007–08 23 1 ? ? 4 0 27 1
Total 38 6 ? ? 4 0 42 6
Académica
2008–09 23 4 5 1 0 0 28 5
2009–10 29 9 6 1 0 0 35 10
2010–11 28 6 4 2 0 0 32 8
Total 80 19 15 4 0 0 95 23
CFR Cluj
2011–12 33 10 0 0 0 0 33 10
2012–13 11 1 1 0 9 4 21 5
Total 44 11 1 0 9 4 54 15
Marseille
2012–13 14 0 2 1 0 0 16 1
Total 14 0 2 1 0 0 16 1
Evian
2013–14 29 4 4 1 0 0 33 5
2014–15 24 2 3 0 0 0 27 2
Total 53 6 7 1 0 0 60 7
Career total 263 42 25 6 15 4 302 52

Honours[edit]

Cluj

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sougou reforça ataque" [Sougou bolsters offense]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 September 2004. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "U. Leiria-Benfica, 1–0: Mais uma ingenuidade e três pontos a voar" [U. Leiria-Benfica, 1–0: Naïve once again and three points out the window]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 November 2004. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Senegalês Sougou de partida" [Senegalese Sougou on the move]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 May 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sougou vai assinar por duas épocas" [Sougou to sign for two seasons]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 June 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sougou por três temporadas" [Sougou for three seasons]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 June 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sougou revela que esteve perto de assinar pelo FC Porto" [Sougou reveals he came close to signing with FC Porto] (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sougou, Renan e Lionn juntam-se a Jorge Costa" [Sougou, Renan and Lionn join Jorge Costa] (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "CFR a semnat azi cu senegalezul Modou Sougou" [CFR signed today with Senegalese Modou Sougou]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 1 February 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "CFR negociază încă transferul senegalezului Modou Sougou. Academica cere 300.000 de euro" [CFR still in negotiations for transfer of Senegalese Modou Sougou. Académica demands 300,000 euros]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 4 February 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sougou spune că a ales CFR-ul pentru a-şi trece în palmares primele trofee: "O carte cîştigătoare!"" [Sougou says he chose CFR and has won the first trophy: "A winning book!"]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 21 June 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Moudou Sougou, filosoful golgeter de la CFR" [Moudou Sougou, CFR's philosopher goal-getter]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 26 July 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "MM, eşti atent? Sougou a devenit cel mai bun pasator din Liga 1" [MM, are you paying attention? Sougou has become the best passer in Liga 1]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 14 April 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Intangibil – Contractul lui Sougou are o clauză de reziliere de 11 milioane de euro" [Untouchable – Sougou's contract has a termination clause of 11 million euros]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 13 January 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rui Pedro hat-trick ends Braga's hopes at CFR". UEFA.com. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sougou nu a fost surprins de faptul că Wesley a fost desemnat cel mai bun stranier din 2012: "E un jucător extraordinar"" [Sougou was not surprised Wesley was named best foreign player in 2012: ”He's a great player”]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 20 December 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Sougou est Olympien!" [Sougou is an Olympian!] (in French). Olympique de Marseille. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Detaliile "afacerii Sougou" – Suma totală de transfer şi ce beneficii vor avea cei de la CFR Cluj" ["Sougou affair" details – Total amount of transfer and its benefits for CFR Cluj]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in French). 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Sougou débarque à l'OM" [Sougou lands in Marseille] (in French). So Foot. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "Gol la debut pentru Sougou – Senegalezul a înscris în meciul din Cupă cu Rouen" [First goal for Sougou – Senegalese scored in cup match with Rouen]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 30 January 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  20. ^ "Transfert: Saber Khlifa rejoint l'OM" [Transfer: Saber Khlifa rejoins l’OM] (in French). 20 Minutes. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "Sougou prêté à Evian" [Sougou loaned to Evian]. L'Équipe (in French). 1 September 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  22. ^ "L'OM sans Modou Sougou en Turquie" [OM without Modou Sougou in Turquie]. L'Équipe (in French). 21 July 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "Transfert: pendant que l'OM libère Sougou et cherche à recaser Doria, Bielsa discute avec le Mexique..." [Transfer: whilst OM releases Sougou and looks to place Doria, Bielsa in talks with Mexico...] (in French). Maxi Foot. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "Sougou seals Wednesday switch". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 5 August 2015. Archived from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  25. ^ "Sheff Wed 4–1 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  26. ^ "Modou Sougou makes loan switch from Sheffield Wednesday". Sky Sports. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  27. ^ "Sougou a slăbit trei kilograme în perioada Ramadanului – "Credinţa îmi dă forţă"" [Sougou lost three kilograms during the Ramadan – "Faith gives me strength"]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 15 September 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  28. ^ "M. Sougou". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 

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