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 34)
Place of birth Dabou, Ivory Coast
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
FC Bibo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Roda JC 133 (24)
2009–2014 Feyenoord 59 (15)
2014–2015 Genk 32 (7)
2015–2016 Sochaux 26 (8)
2016–2017 Gazélec Ajaccio 31 (4)
2017–2019 Anorthosis Famagusta 32 (4)
National team
2008 Ivory Coast U23 4 (2)
2008– Ivory Coast 10 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:54, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Sekou Cissé (born 23 May 1985) is an Ivorian footballer, who plays as a striker, most recently for Anorthosis Famagusta in the Cypriot First Division.

Club career[edit]

Cissé began his career in his home country, but moved to the Netherlands in 2004 under the advice of fellow international Arouna Koné, who was playing for Roda at the time. Following the departure of Koné to Eindhoven in 2005, Cissé had a 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.[1] 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 clubs like Feyenoord, Eindhoven and Twente. It was made known on 30 June 2009, that Cissé would leave Roda, to join one of the major clubs in the Eredivisie, Feyenoord. On 5 July 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 five-year contract with Feyenoord.[2] After suffering many injuries and because of a lack of prospect, Cissé and Feyenoord dissolved his contract on 3 January 2014.[3] After a successful trial he signed a contract on 13 January 2014, at Genk.

Cissé left Anorthosis Famagusta on 9 January 2019.[4]

International career[edit]

He was called up for the Ivory Coast preliminary squad for the 2008 African Cup of Nations competition to take place in Ghana.[5]

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

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 June 2008 Abidjan, Ivory Coast  Mozambique 1–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
22 June 2008 Abidjan, Ivory Coast  Botswana 1–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
22 June 2008 Abidjan, Ivory Coast  Botswana 4–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

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