Salim Cissé

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Salim Cissé
Personal information
Full name Salim Cissé
Date of birth (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 92
Youth career
Borgo Massimina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Arezzo 27 (13)
2012–2013 Académica 25 (6)
2013–2016 Sporting B 34 (7)
2013–2016 Sporting CP 0 (0)
2014 Arouca (loan) 9 (0)
2015 Académica (loan) 9 (0)
2016 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 9 (2)
2016– Olhanense 35 (7)
National team
2013– Guinea 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Salim "Sam" Cissé (born 24 December 1992) is a Guinean footballer who plays for Portuguese club S.C. Olhanense as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Conakry, Cissé started playing football when he was already 18. He moved to Italy with his parents in 2011, to escape the political situation in his homeland, and started playing the sport with lower league side U.S. Arezzo, based in Tuscany.[1]

In the 2012 summer, Cissé switched to Portugal, signing for three years with Primeira Liga club Académica de Coimbra. He appeared in 41 official games in his first season as a professional and scored nine goals – second-best in the squad only behind Edinho – netting twice in six appearances in the team's campaign in the UEFA Europa League.[2]

Cissé continued in the country for 2013–14, penning a five-year contract with Sporting Clube de Portugal.[3] He spent his first season, however, mainly registered with the reserves in the second level.[4]

On 20 January 2014, Cissé was loaned out to fellow top division side F.C. Arouca until June.[5] Still in that level and still owned by Sporting, he went on to represent Académica and Vitória de Setúbal.

On 31 August 2016, Cissé signed for S.C. Olhanense.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Cissé is a practicing Muslim.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Le due vite di Salim – da clandestino a star del pallone" [The two lives of Salim – from stowaway to football star]. l'Unità (in Italian). 8 July 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Com eles juntos tudo é mais fácil" [When they play together everything is easier]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 January 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Salim Cissé garantido" [Salim Cissé confirmed]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 July 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cissé em destaque nos B" [Cissé excels for the B's]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "FC Arouca acerta empréstimo de Cissé" [FC Arouca agrees Cissé loan] (in Portuguese). F.C. Arouca. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Agreement with Olhanense for the transfer of Salim Cissé". Sporting CP. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 

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