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Papiss Cissé - Player of the Week

Papiss Cissé - Player of the Week

Papiss Cissé - Player Profile

Cisse shoots down Chelsea

Cisse scoring the first of his 2 goals.Chelsea lost for the first time this season, as Newcastle Utd gave a superb performance to beat the Premier League leaders 2-1 at St. James's Park. There are now only 3 points between Chelsea and Manchester City at the top of the table, after City beat Everton 1-0. Cisse came off the subsitutes bench in the 53rd minute, and within 5 minutes he had put the hosts ahead. After 78 minutes, Newcastle extended their lead, when Cisse scored a second after a quick counter-attack. Newcastle defender, Steven Taylor, got a red card and Didier Drogba scored for Chelsea, but Newcastle held on for a famous win. Jose Mourinho has now played 5 Premier League matches at St. James's Park and never won!

"That was about character and discipline against probabaly the best team in Europe at the moment."  Alan Pardew, Newcastle Utd manager.

What do we know about Papiss Demba Cissé?

Papiss Cissé was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1985. Cissé played in three different countries and for five different clubs before he arrived in England to play for Newcastle United.

  1. Senegal (Douanes Dakar)
  2. France (Metz, Cherbourg and Châteauroux)
  3. Germany (SC Freiburg).
  4. England (Newcastle United)

Cisse celebrating a goal.In 2010/2011, Cissé scored 22 goals in his first full season at Freiburg  – a club record and the record for an African player in one Bundesliga season. He was transferred to Newcastle United in January 2012. On his debut, Cissé came on as substitute and scored the winning goal against Aston Villa. In May, he scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Chelsea, the second was voted Goal of the Season by the BBC. Cissé scored an amazing 13 Premier League goals in only 14 appearances for Newcastle in 2011/2012. After returning from a long injury, Cisse has scored 7 Premier League goals in only 9 games at the beginning of the 2014/15 season, with most of his appearances coming from the subsitutes bench.

Why is his number 9 shirt so important?

St. James's Park - Newcastle's stadium.When Cissé joined Newcastle, he was given a special shirt number. Manager Alan Pardew called it “One of the iconic numbers in world football – the number nine of Newcastle.” Cissé said, “I know the huge importance of the number nine shirt. I will treat it with respect and do my very best in this shirt.” Legendary Newcastle strikers who have worn number nine in the past include: Jackie Milburn (1943-57), Malcolm McDonald (1971-76), Andy Cole (1993-95) and Alan Shearer (1996-2006).

Does Cissé have strong beliefs?

Cisse praying after a goal.Papiss Cissé is a practising Muslim and Newcastle Utd have created a prayer room at St.James's Park, which can be used by players of all faiths. There are a number of Muslims at Newcastle United, including: Cissé, Cheick Tioté and Moussa Sissoko. There was controversy at Newcastle United at the end of the 2012-13 season when the club changed shirt sponsors. The new sponsors are a company that lends money.In Islamic Law, a Muslim must not profit from lending money or receiving money from another person.Cissé, refused to wear the shirt because of his beliefs.There were discussions with the club and eventually Cissé said: “After a lot of thought and reflection, I have made the decision to follow my teammates and wear the shirt.”

What do we know about Newcastle United?

The Tyne-Wear Derby is often a physical match.Newcastle United are the biggest club in the North-East of England in terms of wealth and number of fans, but do not have as many league titles as local rivals Sunderland. Newcastle have four league titles to Sunderland’s six. However, in total, Newcastle have won 11 major trophies to Sunderland's eight. Newcastle’s last title was in 1927 and their last FA Cup was in 1955. Newcastle have also won more Derby matches against their North-East rivals. Newcastle have won 53 times and Sunderland 50 times. Despite the absence of recent major trophies, Newcastle’s fans – The Toon Army – are faithful and often fill St. James’ Park. The average attendance in the 2013-14 season was 50,395, the third best in the Premier League after Manchester United and Arsenal.

Where is Newcastle?

Cisse in action for Newcastle.Newcastle upon Tyne (normally just Newcastle) is a city in the North-East of England situated on the River Tyne. The area played an important part in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. Coal-mining and shipbuilding were very important industries in the area. People from Newcastle are known as Geordies. They have their own dialect and a strong accent that can sometimes be difficult for people to understand. One famous word is 'Howay'  which means 'Come on!' At the end of the player's tunnel at St. James' Park there is a sign that reads, 'Howay the Lads' which means, 'Come on Boys!'

Try this lesson about the Geordie accent.

Papiss Cisse celebrating a goal, Getty.

What did you understand?

 
How much did you understand?

What do we know about Papiss Demba Cissé?

Papiss Cissé was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1985. Cissé played in three different countries and for five different clubs before he arrived in England to play for Newcastle United.

  1. Senegal (Douanes Dakar)
  2. France (Metz, Cherbourg and Châteauroux)
  3. Germany (SC Freiburg).
  4. England (Newcastle United)

In 2010/2011, Cissé scored 22 goals in his first full season at Freiburg  – a club record and the record for an African player in one Bundesliga season. He was transferred to Newcastle United in January 2012. On his debut, Cissé came on as substitute and scored the winning goal against Aston Villa. In May, he scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Chelsea, the second was voted Goal of the Season by the BBC. Cissé scored an amazing 13 Premier League goals in only 14 appearances for Newcastle in 2011/2012. After returning from a long injury, Cisse has scored 4 Premier League goals in only 3 games at the beginning of the 2014/15 season.

Why is his number 9 shirt so important?

When Cissé joined Newcastle, he was given a special shirt number. Manager Alan Pardew called it “One of the iconic numbers in world football – the number nine of Newcastle.” Cissé said, “I know the huge importance of the number nine shirt. I will treat it with respect and do my very best in this shirt.” Legendary Newcastle strikers who have worn number nine in the past include: Jackie Milburn (1943-57), Malcolm McDonald (1971-76), Andy Cole (1993-95) and Alan Shearer (1996-2006).

Does Cissé have strong beliefs?

Papiss Cissé is a practising Muslim. There was controversy at Newcastle United at the end of the 2012-13 season when the club changed shirt sponsors. The new sponsors are a company that lends money. In Islamic Law, a Muslim must not profit from lending money or receiving money from another person. There are a number of Muslims at Newcastle United, including: Cissé, Cheick Tioté and Hatem Ben Arfa. Cissé, initially refused to wear the shirt because of his beliefs. There were discussions with the club and eventually Cissé said: “After a lot of thought and reflection, I have made the decision to follow my team-mates and wear the shirt.”

What do we know about Newcastle United?

Newcastle United are the biggest club in the North-East of England in terms of wealth and number of fans, but do not have as many league titles as local rivals Sunderland. Newcastle have four league titles to Sunderland’s six. However, in total, Newcastle have won 11 major trophies to Sunderland's eight. Newcastle’s last title was in 1927 and their last FA Cup was in 1955.

Despite the absence of recent major trophies, Newcastle’s fans – The Toon Army – are faithful and often fill St. James’ Park. The average attendance in the 2013-14 season was 50,395, the third best in the Premier League after Manchester United and Arsenal.

Where is Newcastle?

Newcastle upon Tyne (normally just Newcastle) is a city in the North-East of England situated on the River Tyne. The area played an important part in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. Coal-mining and shipbuilding were very important industries in the area.

People from Newcastle are known as Geordies. They have their own dialect and a strong accent that can sometimes be difficult for people to understand. One famous word is 'Howay'  which means 'Come on!' At the end of the player's tunnel at St. James' Park there is a sign that reads, 'Howay the Lads' which means, 'Come on Boys!'

Activity 1: In this activity, try to answer the questions to show how much of the article you understand.

 


 

Put the words in the correct order.

Can you put the words in the correct order?

Activity 2: Have a go at this game against the clock. Can you put the words in the right order?

 


 

Did you know......?

  • Papiss Cissé made his international debut for Senegal in 2009. He scored both goals in a 2-1 victory against Congo DR.
  • Newcastle’s fans are called ‘The Toon Army’. ‘Toon’ is the local pronunciation of the word ‘town’.
  • Newcastle have played in their stadium, St. James’ Park, since the club was founded in 1892.
  • Newcastle United’s nickname is the Magpies because of their black and white shirts. A magpie is a black and white bird common to Britain.
  • The pop singer Sting and Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) are both famous Geordies.
Cisse scores his first against Chelsea, Getty.

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What do you think?

Papiss Cisse used to be an ambulance driver before he was a Premier League footballer.
Do you know any other footballers that used to have different jobs? 
What is your job? What job would you like to have?
 
 

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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
21/06/2020
TR
4889
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I'm an English teacher.
I would like to be a professional footballer :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
21/06/2020 23:05
Turkey
Manchester United
4889

I'm an English teacher.
I would like to be a professional footballer :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
21/06/2020
TR
4889
points

We have a famous player in Egypt and one of the best players in the Egyptian history who is Mohamed Aboutrika.
He used to work as a builder before starting to play professional football.


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mobeckham
21/06/2020 23:05
Turkey
Manchester United
4889

We have a famous player in Egypt and one of the best players in the Egyptian history who is Mohamed Aboutrika.
He used to work as a builder before starting to play professional football.

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HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I am a student of course I would like to be a football player


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HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016 23:56
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I am a student of course I would like to be a football player

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HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I know but I don't remember now.


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HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016 23:55
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I know but I don't remember now.

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assemjuve
22/02/2016
PS
3705
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Cisse is a good striker.


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assemjuve
22/02/2016 14:22
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Cisse is a good striker.

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aragorn1986
02/12/2015
ME
3557
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An ambulance driver, wow! That's amazing..


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aragorn1986
02/12/2015 18:47
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

An ambulance driver, wow! That's amazing..

nikosonris
17/11/2015
UA
2453
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I remember one retired footballer saying that working as a master builder now is much harder than when he was a professional footballer)


nikosonris
17/11/2015 14:29
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I remember one retired footballer saying that working as a master builder now is much harder than when he was a professional footballer)

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aragorn1986
02/11/2015
ME
3557
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Many footballers do other jobs in the same time, mostly from smaller countries like San Marino, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Faroe Islands. I would like to work in a zoo.


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aragorn1986
02/11/2015 21:11
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Many footballers do other jobs in the same time, mostly from smaller countries like San Marino, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Faroe Islands. I would like to work in a zoo.

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Rema
08/12/2014
RS
538
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I think that's little early to declare player of the week, because the gameweek isn't over yet.
Anyway, great text and great game for him this week.


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Rema
08/12/2014 17:26
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I think that's little early to declare player of the week, because the gameweek isn't over yet.
Anyway, great text and great game for him this week.

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Rich
08/12/2014
ES
474
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Ha! You´re right, maybe it´s a little premature. I'm hoping there isn't a hat trick in the Southampton - Man Utd match!


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Rich
08/12/2014 21:00
Spain
Liverpool
474

Ha! You´re right, maybe it´s a little premature. I'm hoping there isn't a hat trick in the Southampton - Man Utd match!

Rema's picture
Rema
09/12/2014
RS
538
points

You was right. Last night, no one has scored three goals.
Van Persie with two goals brought victory Manchester United against Southampton.
This week the best rated player within the Fantasy Premier League was Andy Carroll from West Ham. He crowned his excellent game with two goals and one assist, and so brought victory to his team against Swansea to the delight of fans Vest Ham.


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Rema
09/12/2014 10:40
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You was right. Last night, no one has scored three goals.
Van Persie with two goals brought victory Manchester United against Southampton.
This week the best rated player within the Fantasy Premier League was Andy Carroll from West Ham. He crowned his excellent game with two goals and one assist, and so brought victory to his team against Swansea to the delight of fans Vest Ham.

aljabarty
18/11/2013
0
points

"In Islamic Law, a Muslim must not profit from lending money or receiving money from another person"... It is not right, I think you mean you cannot lending money with benefit.


aljabarty
18/11/2013 15:26


0

"In Islamic Law, a Muslim must not profit from lending money or receiving money from another person"... It is not right, I think you mean you cannot lending money with benefit.

Jack
20/11/2013
0
points

Hi Aljabarty,

The statement you have quoted from the player profile means the same as you have written; 'to profit' from something, means to get a benefit from that thing.

Thanks for commenting

Jack
Premier Skills English Team


Jack
20/11/2013 10:28


0

Hi Aljabarty,

The statement you have quoted from the player profile means the same as you have written; 'to profit' from something, means to get a benefit from that thing.

Thanks for commenting

Jack
Premier Skills English Team

Mark112
05/11/2013
0
points

A rather accurate read, although I have to point out, Newcastle do have more trophies than Sunderland. A European trophy tops it, having 12 or 13 major trophies I think it is I think, to Sunderlands 8?

That aside, it is fascinating learning about 'previous lives' so to speak. Who would have thought a prem player used to be an ambulance driver


Mark112
05/11/2013 14:53


0

A rather accurate read, although I have to point out, Newcastle do have more trophies than Sunderland. A European trophy tops it, having 12 or 13 major trophies I think it is I think, to Sunderlands 8?

That aside, it is fascinating learning about 'previous lives' so to speak. Who would have thought a prem player used to be an ambulance driver

Rich
07/11/2013
0
points

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your comment. You're right, Newcastle have won more trophies than Sunderland. We have changed the article to show this. I'm glad you enjoyed the article.

Thanks again,

Rich


Rich
07/11/2013 14:56


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Hi Mark,

Thanks for your comment. You're right, Newcastle have won more trophies than Sunderland. We have changed the article to show this. I'm glad you enjoyed the article.

Thanks again,

Rich

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Recording Vocabulary

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  • Evernote is a fantastic tool for storing and categorising vocabulary.
  • Anki is another great tool - you can use it to create flash cards and then test yourself.

Extension

Learn more about Newcastle's Geordie accent in this lesson.