Djibril Cissé

  • Date of birth : 12/08/1981
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : France France
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Djibril Cissé

Djibril Cissé

A French international for a decade but yet to be involved at a UEFA European Championship final tournament, Djibril Cissé will be hoping for that belated opportunity this summer. The flamboyant striker enjoyed two prolific seasons with Panathinaikos FC before joining S.S. Lazio in summer 2011, but stayed in Rome for just six months before returning to England and Queens Park Rangers FC.

• Came up through the youth ranks at AJ Auxerre, where he burst on to the scene as a 20-year-old, registering 22 goals in 29 Ligue 1 starts in 2001/02.

• Won the Coupe de France with the Burgundy club the following season before topping the Ligue 1 goal charts outright − with 26 in 38 matches − in 2003/04 and earning a transfer to Liverpool FC.

• Received his first cap for France on the eve of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, in which he appeared as a substitute in all three games; more involved a year later as France captured the FIFA Confederations Cup but missed out on UEFA EURO 2004 through suspension.

• Won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FA Cup with Liverpool – finding the net in the last two of those finals − despite a two-year spell handicapped by a horrific leg break; moved to Olympique de Marseille on loan in 2006 before making the transfer permanent a year later and scoring 16 Ligue 1 goals, only to be denied a UEFA EURO 2008 place by the late emergence of Bafétimbi Gomis.

• Returned to England on a season-long loan with Sunderland AFC before moving to Greece, where he spearheaded Panathinaikos's domestic double triumph, finishing as the Super League's 23-goal runaway top marksman in 2009/10; retained the top-scorers' prize the following campaign with 20 goals before departing for Lazio.

• Success in Greece earned him a surprise call-up to the 2010 World Cup − his first major tournament for seven years − where he made one appearance, in the final group game against South Africa.

• Following a return of one goal in 18 Serie A games he moved to QPR, for whom he scored 12 minutes into his debut − a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa FC − but was sent off in two of his next four appearances.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2005
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2005

Last updated: 26/03/12 16.22CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/07/2015 10:59 CET
25.10.2014French Ligue 1BastiaBastia1-3MonacoMonaco1500
28.10.2014French League CupThird roundBastiaBastia3-1AuxerreAuxerre4520
01.11.2014French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp1-0BastiaBastia000
08.11.2014French Ligue 1BastiaBastia2-0MontpellierMontpellier000
29.11.2014French Ligue 1ReimsReims2-1BastiaBastia200
13.12.2014French Ligue 1BastiaBastia2-0RennesRennes000
16.12.2014French League CupFourth roundBastiaBastia3-2CaenCaen10500
13.01.2015French League CupQuarter-finalsBastiaBastia3-1RennesRennes4510
20.01.2015French CupTenth roundQuevillyQuevilly1-1
31.01.2015French Ligue 1LensLens1-1BastiaBastia100
16.05.2015French Ligue 1BastiaBastia1-1CaenCaen200
23.05.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille3-0BastiaBastia900

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Djibril Cissé
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 12/08/1981 (33)
  • Country: France

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Second round)
    01/07/00: Stabæk 0-2 Auxerre
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    28/10/97: France 3-0 Lithuania

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

France U-2146
France U-1851
France U-1621

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 10/03/2015 12:04 CET