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 31)
Place of birth Dabou, Cote d'Ivoire
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Gazélec Ajaccio
Number 21
Youth career
FC Bibo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Roda JC 133 (24)
2009–2014 Feyenoord 56 (14)
2014–2015 Genk 49 (9)
2015–2016 Sochaux 26 (8)
2016– Gazélec Ajaccio 10 (1)
National team
2008 Cote d'Ivoire U23 4 (2)
2008– Cote d'Ivoire 12 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:36, 1 November 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Sekou Cissé (born 23 May 1985) is an Ivorian football striker, who currently plays for Gazélec Ajaccio in the Ligue 2.


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

International career[edit]

He was called up for the Cote d'Ivoire preliminary squad for the 2008 African Cup of Nations competition to take place in Ghana.

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

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
June 1, 2008 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  Mozambique 1-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
June 22, 2008 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  Botswana 1-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
June 22, 2008 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  Botswana 4-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification


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