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Mohamed Sissoko
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Personal information
Full name

Mohamed Lamine Sissoko Gillan
Date of birth
22 January 1985
Place of birth
Mont-Saint-Aignan, France
1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position
Defensive midfielder

Club information
Current team

Atlético de San Luis


Article 01

Article 02


Youth career



Senior career

0x apps / 0x goal

45x apps / 0x goal

51x apps / 1x goal

71x apps / 3x goals

Paris Saint-Germain
28x apps / 2x goals

→ Fiorentina (loan)
5x apps / 0x goal

31x apps / 0x goal

Shanghai Shenhua
10x apps / 1x goal

Pune City
7x apps / 2x goals

1x apps / 0x goal

MItra Kukar F.C.
26x apps / 5x goal

Atlético de San Luis
0x apps / 0x goal

National team

34x apps / 2x goals


(* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 February 2017 - National team caps and goals correct as of 31 July 2013)


Mohamed Lamine "Momo" Sissoko Gillan is a Malian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Ternana.

Born in France, he could have elected to play for France internationally, but chose instead to play for the country of his descent, Mali.

Club career

AJ Auxerre
Sissoko played as a second striker in the youth system
of French club AJ Auxerre.[2]


In 2003 Sissoko made a free transfer to Spanish club Valencia CF, managed by Rafael Benítez, where he was deployed in midfield. 

Valencia won the 2003-04 La Liga title and in the same year became UEFA Cup champions, during which Sissoko played nine matches. 

The following year, Benítez left to manage Liverpool and was replaced by Claudio Ranieri.


Sissoko moved from Valencia to Liverpool for £5.6 million in the summer of 2005.

His first appearance was against Kaunas on 26 July 2005 in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

In February 2006, he suffered serious eye injury after collision with Benfica's midfielder Beto.

Sissoko was part of the FA Cup winning side in 2006 and played an integral role for the team. 

In the summer of 2007, Sissoko rejected offers from Barcelona, CSKA Moscow and Juventus to stay on Merseyside. 

His only goal for Liverpool came on 25 August 2007, a low shot from twenty yards out against Sunderland in a 2:0 away win.

In January 2008 Sissoko transferred to Italian club Juventus,
where he would team up with former coach Claudio Ranieri, for a fee of €11 million. 

He made his first appearance for the club in February 2008, coming in as a 67th minute substitution for Tiago in a Serie A fixture versus Cagliari Calcio. 

Sissoko scored his first goal for Juventus on 2 March 2008, the equaliser against Fiorentina. 

During the first half of the 2008–09 season, he regularly featured in the starting line-up, forming a partnership with youngster Claudio Marchisio as the centre midfield pair in Claudio Ranieri's 4–4–2 formation. 

His season ended early after he broke his foot in March 2009 ruling him out for the rest of that season and into the start of the 2009-10 season.

Sissoko's injury problems continued throughout the rest of the 2009-10 season and into 2010-11 season, as he suffered thigh strains, a leg strain, Achilles tendon inflammation, and finally season-ending knee surgery in March 2011.

Paris Saint-Germain

On 28 July 2011, Sissoko moved to Ligue 1 side, Paris Saint-Germain for a transfer fee of €7 million + €1 million should Paris Saint-Germain qualify for the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League before September 2013.

Sissoko scored his first goal for PSG in November, when he headed in a cross from Nenê, in a 1:1 draw against Bordeaux at the Stade Chaban Delmas.

In April 2012 Sissoko captained the squad against rivals Olympique de Marseille in Le Classique, but was sent off in the 86th minute for two bookable offences in a game that finished 2:1 to the Parisian club.

On 30 January 2013 Sissoko joined Fiorentina on loan.

On 3 September 2013 Sissoko left Paris Saint-Germain by mutual consent.

On 30 January 2014, Sissoko joined the La Liga side Levante on a six-month deal after spending nearly five months without a club.

Shanghai Shenhua
On 25 June 2015, Sissoko transferred to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

On 21 February 2016, Sissoko was released by Shanghai Shenhua.

FC Pune City
On 1 October 2016, Sissoko joined Indian Super League side FC Pune City as a marquee player.

Ternana Calcio
On 17 February 2017, Sissoko joined Ternana Calcio on a six month contract.