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The solid playing career of Aliou Cisse

Aliou Cisse is a former professional football player and current coach who had a solid playing career, particularly with the national team of Senegal.

Ankit Kanaujia
Last updated: 13.06.2023
The solid playing career of Aliou Cisse

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Aliou Cissé is a former professional football player and current coach who had a solid playing career, particularly with the national team of Senegal. Feel free to try sport betting on 1xBet site on other talented Senegalese players too.

 

Born on March 24, 1976, in Ziguinchor, Senegal, Cissé's passion for football began at a young age. He started his professional career as a midfielder and gained recognition many things, including:

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●      his exceptional leadership qualities;

●      his tactical intelligence;

●      and his solid defensive abilities.

 

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A legend of his national side


Cissé's international career started in 1999 when he made his debut for the Senegalese national team. He quickly became a vital figure in the team and was named captain in 2003. His leadership skills and on-field performances played a crucial role in Senegal's success during his time as captain. Make live 1xBet betting on the Senegalese national side, where you can also enjoy great odds.

 

One of the highlights of Cissé's playing career came in the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in South Korea and Japan. Under his captaincy, Senegal made history by reaching the quarterfinals in their debut World Cup appearance. By the way, it is also possible to make live betting at 1xBet on all editions of the FIFA World Cup too.

 

Cissé's commanding presence in midfield, combined with his ability to read the game, was instrumental in Senegal's impressive run. Although they were eventually eliminated by Turkey, Cissé's contributions were widely praised, and he was regarded as one of the tournament's standout players.


A fantastic club career


Cissé's club career was also notable, having played for several clubs in France and England. Everybody is invited to visit 1xbet.ug/virtualsports/ - place virtual sports bet and football wagers too.

 

He started his professional journey with Lille OSC in France and later moved to PSG. During his time at PSG, he won the Coupe de la Ligue in 1998 and the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2001.

 

In 2004, Cissé made a move to England, joining Birmingham City. He later played for several other English clubs, including Portsmouth and Sunderland, before retiring from professional football in 2009. It is possible to place virtual sports bets at 1xBet, where wagers on the EPL are also possible.

 

After hanging up his boots, Cissé transitioned into coaching. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the Senegalese national team. In 2012, he took charge of the national U23 team, leading them to the 2012 Olympics in London. After that, he was appointed manager of the senior national team, leading it to plenty of success.

 

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