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Djibril Cisse

 

Position         : Forward

Date of birth : 8 December, 1981

Team              : Auxerre (France)

Nationality     : France

Notes              : Helped France win the European U/18 Championships in 2000. Made his first team debut for Auxerre in the 1998/99 season. Scored eight goals in 2000/01 season after replacing the injured Stephane Guivarc'h as the focus of the attack. These performances have attracted rumours of a big money move to a club like Manchester United. Scored six goals and won the Bronze Ball as third best player at the World Youth Cup in 2001. He carried his team through to the quarter-finals but they could not make it past eventual winners Argentina. Scored 22 goals in 29 games to finish equal top goalscorer in the French league in 2001/02. He helped Auxerre qualify for the European Champion's League and was voted Best U/21 player. Was at the 2002 World Cup.

 

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