Ousseynou Cissé

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Ousseynou Cissé
Personal information
Full name Ousseynou Cissé
Date of birth (1991-04-07) 7 April 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Suresnes, France
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tours
Number 6
Youth career
1997–2001 Jouy-le-Moutier
2001–2008 Paris Saint-Germain
2008–2009 Amiens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Amiens 36 (0)
2012–2015 Dijon 95 (5)
2015–2016 Rayo Vallecano 0 (0)
2016 Waasland-Beveren (loan) 12 (1)
2016– Tours 3 (1)
National team
2015– Mali 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2015

Ousseynou Cissé (born 7 April 1991) is a Malian footballer who plays for French club Tours FC. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he can also play as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Suresnes, Cissé joined Amiens SC's youth categories in 2007, aged 16, after a spell at Paris Saint-Germain.[1] He made his senior debuts in 2009, appearing with the side in Championnat National.

On 5 August 2011 Cissé played his first match as a professional, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Stade de Reims for the Ligue 2 championship.[2] He appeared in 19 matches during the campaign, as his side was relegated as dead last.

On 19 July 2012 Cissé signed a two-year deal with Dijon FCO, also in the second division.[3] On 7 March 2014 he scored his first professional goal, neting the last in a 2–2 draw at AJ Auxerre.[4]

On 4 July 2015 Cissé moved abroad for the first time in his career, after agreeing to a three-year contract with La Liga side Rayo Vallecano.[5]

On 3 January 2016, Cissé joined Belgian side Waasland-Beveren on loan until the end of the season.[6]

On 15 July 2016, after reaching an agreement with Rayo Vallecano to terminate his contract, Cissé joined Ligue 2 club Tours FC.[7]

International career[edit]

Born in France to a Malian father and a Senegalese mother,[8] Cissé was called up by Mali manager Alain Giresse for a friendly against Libya and a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against South Sudan.[9] He made his international debut on 6 June 2015, in a 2–2 draw against the former.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ousseynou Cisse, le début d'une belle aventure à l'Amiens SC" [Ousseynou Cisse, the debut of a great adventure at Amiens SC] (in French). Amiens' official website. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Stade de Reims 1–0 Amiens SC". Ligue 1. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "L2 – Ousseynou Cissé (Amiens) signe à Dijon pour 2 ans" [L2 – Ousseynou Cissé (Amiens) signs with Dijon for 2 years] (in French). Made in Foot. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "AJ Auxerre 2–2 Dijon FCO". Ligue 1. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ousseynou Cissé nuevo jugador del Rayo" [Ousseynou Cissé new player of Rayo] (in Spanish). Rayo's official website. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  6. ^ El Rayo cede a Cissé al Waasland-Beveren belga. MARCA.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016 (Spanish)
  7. ^ "Le Tours FC se renforce (in French)". www.toursfc.fr. July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ "CAN 2017 (Éliminatoires): une première pour Ousseynou Cissé" [CAN 2017 (qualifiers): a debut for Ousseynou Cissé] (in French). Mali Football. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Petits nouveaux dans la tanière" [New kids in the den] (in French). France Football. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Amical: Le Mali et la Libye font match nul" [Friendly: Mali and Libya end up drawing] (in French). Africa Top Sports. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 

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