Djibril Cisse


BornJanuary 1, 1970


Djibril Cisse is a French footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers as a striker. Cissé started his career at AC Arles in 1989 at the age of eight. After seven years at the club, he had a six-month spell at Nîmes Olympique before moving to Auxerre joining the club's youth system. Cissé spent two years in the system before graduating to the first team in 1998. During his time with Auxerre, he recorded six seasons, scoring 90 goals in 166 appearances.. His next big move in his profile was when he joined Liverpool. At Liverpool, Cissé scored 5 goals in 24 first-team games in all competitions for Liverpool in the 2004–05 season. He scored two goals as Liverpool won the 2005 UEFA Super Cup. Cissé also scored Liverpool's opening goal in the 2006 FA Cup Final. He had a loan spell twith Marseille, during which he scored 15 goals in 25 appearances before the deal was made permanent. Cissé returned to the Premier League in 2008 with a loan spell atSunderland, scoring 11 goals in 39 appearances. On 25 June 2009, he signed a four-year contract with Greek sidePanathinaikos. In the summer of 2011 he secured a move to Serie A side Lazio. On 31 January 2012, Cissé signed forQueens Park Rangers for a reported £4 million, scoring in his debut in a 2–2 draw with Aston Villa.
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