Salim Cissé

Salim Cissé (born 24 December 1992) is a Guinean footballer who plays for Maltese club Marsaxlokk as a forward.

Salim Cissé
Personal information
Full name Salim Cissé
Date of birth (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 30)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 21
Youth career
Borgo Massimina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Arezzo 27 (13)
2012–2013 Académica 25 (6)
2013–2016 Sporting B 34 (7)
2014Arouca (loan) 9 (0)
2015Académica (loan) 9 (0)
2016Vitória Setúbal (loan) 9 (2)
2016–2017 Olhanense 35 (7)
2017–2018 Politehnica Iași 11 (1)
2019 Trikala 12 (1)
2019–2020 Amarante 16 (3)
2020 Anadia 4 (1)
2020 Egaleo 3 (0)
2021 Vllaznia Shkodër 15 (0)
2021– Marsaxlokk 2 (0)
International career
2013–2014 Guinea 5 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:28, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 October 2021

Club careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Conakry, Cissé started playing football when he was already 18. He moved to Italy with his parents in 2011, to escape the political situation in his homeland, and started playing the sport with lower league side U.S. Arezzo, based in Tuscany.[1]


In summer 2012, Cissé switched to Portugal, signing for three years with Primeira Liga club Académica de Coimbra. He appeared in 41 official games in his first season as a professional and scored nine goals – second-best in the squad only behind Edinho – netting twice in six appearances in the team's campaign in the UEFA Europa League.[2]


Cissé continued in the country for 2013–14, penning a five-year contract with Sporting CP.[3] He spent his first season, however, mainly registered with the reserves in the Segunda Liga.[4]

On 20 January 2014, Cissé was loaned out to fellow top flight side F.C. Arouca until June.[5] Still in that level and still owned by Sporting, he went on to represent Académica[6] and Vitória de Setúbal.[7]


On 31 August 2016, Cissé signed for S.C. Olhanense.[8] He scored twice in the last day of the season to help the hosts defeat F.C. Penafiel 3–1, but they were already relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal after finishing in last place.[9]

Politehnica IașiEdit

In September 2017, Cissé signed with Romanian Liga I team CSM Politehnica Iași on a two-year deal.[10] He scored his first goal for his new club on 24 October, contributing to a 2–1 away win over FC Argeș Pitești in the Cupa României.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Cissé is a practicing Muslim.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Le due vite di Salim – da clandestino a star del pallone" [The two lives of Salim – from stowaway to football star]. l'Unità (in Italian). 8 July 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Com eles juntos tudo é mais fácil" [When they play together everything is easier]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 January 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Salim Cissé garantido" [Salim Cissé confirmed]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 July 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Cissé em destaque nos B" [Cissé excels for the B's]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  5. ^ "FC Arouca acerta empréstimo de Cissé" [FC Arouca agree Cissé loan] (in Portuguese). F.C. Arouca. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Sporting empresta Ricardo Esgaio e Cissé à Académica" [Sporting loan Ricardo Esgaio and Cissé to Académica] (in Portuguese). TSF. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Sporting empresta Salim Cissé ao V. Setúbal" [Sporting loan Salim Cissé to V. Setúbal] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Agreement with Olhanense for the transfer of Salim Cissé". Sporting CP. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Olhanense despede-se da II Liga com vitória frente ao Penafiel" [Olhanense say goodbye to II League with win against Penafiel]. Sul Informação. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Încă un transfer pentru CSM Poli Iași » Moldovenii aduc un atacant de națională" [Another transfer for CSM Poli Iași » Moldavians get hold of international forward]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 27 August 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Cronica meciului care a decis prima calificată în optimile de finală ale Cupei României. FC Argeş – CSM Poli Iaşi 1–2" [Match report as first to qualify to the last-16 of the Romanian Cup is known. FC Argeş – CSM Poli Iaşi 1–2] (in Romanian). ProSport. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

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