Cisse scored 70 goals in 128 league appearances for Auxerre before joining Liverpool in the summer of 2004 in a transfer for more than PS14 million. Cisse scored five goals in 24 first-team outings for Liverpool in all competitions during the 2004-05 season. He was sent off against West Bromwich Albion in the 2005 FA Cup final for elbowing Peter O'Brien in the face.
While at Auxerre, Cisse won the French title in 1995 and the Coupe de France in 1994. He is one of only four players to have scored in the Champions League opening match for three different clubs: CSKA Moscow, Newcastle United, and Marseille. The others are Marco van Basten, Arshavin, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cisse is also one of only two players to have scored in UEFA Europa League matches for three different clubs (the other is Luc Nilis). He has played for CSKA Moscow, Newcastle United, and Marseille.
In addition to his club career, Cisse has made seven appearances for Senegal, scoring six times. He started his senior career with Dakar's Stade Malherbe Caen before moving to Auxerre in 1992. Cisse returned to Caen on loan in 1996 and then signed for them permanently that year.
After six seasons at Auxerre, where he scored 90 goals in 166 games, he joined Premier League team Liverpool in 2004. Cisse played 79 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 24 goals and won the 2004-05 UEFA Champions League and the 2005-06 FA Cup. He was also named PFA Player of the Year that season.
In January 2007, Cisse moved to French club Marseille for £12 million ($19.3 million). In his first season with the club, he helped it win the league title.
He returned to Liverpool for a second stint in July 2009, signing a three-year contract. The move made Cisse the most expensive African player when including bonuses. He was given the number 9 shirt.
Cisse made an immediate impact upon his return by scoring on his debut against Aston Villa and went on to score 15 goals in his first season back at Anfield. In addition to this, he provided 16 assists as well.
However, he lost his place in the team following Daniel Sturridge's arrival from Chelsea and didn't manage to regain it after Luis Suarez came back from injury. This led to him deciding to leave Liverpool at the end of the 2010-11 season.
Cisse ended his second spell at Liverpool with 95 appearances and 34 goals. He left the club as their all-time top scorer among Africans.
Liverpool went on to win the game on penalties 3-1. He has 19 goals in all competitions at the end of the 2005-06 season. Cisse has been linked with a transfer away from Anfield since the summer of 2005. Speculation grew more intense as the season progressed. It was rumored in early June 2006 that a transfer to Olympique de Marseille had been agreed upon. However, just a few days later Liverpool announced that they had refused any offer for Cissé.
Djibril Cisse signed with Marseille in July 2006 after five successful seasons at Liverpool. He made his debut in a 1-0 victory over Boulogne and scored his first goal for the club against Sochaux. In total he played 57 games for Marseille and scored 12 goals before moving to Al-Ain FC in the UAE in January 2012.
Cisse returned to Marseille in June 2012 and played 11 more games before leaving again at the end of the season. This time however he went back to Al-Ain FC and played another 16 matches before retiring in May 2013 at the age of 30.
Cisse won two English titles, one European title and one FA Cup with Liverpool but also suffered an injury plagued career with the team. He made more than 100 appearances for the Reds and scored 46 goals.
He moved to France and joined Marseille in 2006 and stayed there for five years before leaving for Al-Ain FC in the United Arab Emirates.
Panathinaikos won the Greek title in 2010 with to Djibril Cisse's 23 league goals. His club also won the Greek Cup, completing a domestic hat trick. In his second full season in Greece, he scored twenty more goals, and his effectiveness earned him a four-year contract with Italian Serie A team Lazio in July 2011. He moved for a fee of €15 million.
Djibril Cissé joined Panathinaikos on 1 July 2009. The striker made an immediate impact by scoring 16 goals in the 2009–10 season. He added another ten goals in all competitions the following year. On 7 July 2011, Lazio announced that they had signed Cisse from Panathinaikos for a transfer fee of €15 million.
He made his debut for Lazio in their opening game of the 2011–12 season against Bologna FC 1909 on 11 August 2011. The match ended 0-0. He came off the bench towards the end of the first half and scored a beautiful free kick which gave his side the lead. This was his only goal in seven matches for Lazio this season. At the end of the season, he lost out to Sergio Floccari for the top spot in the Golden Shoe race after scoring 21 goals.
Cisse is a French international who has played for France at every level from under-16 to under-21. He has been called up to the senior team several times but has never played a match.
21 objectives But his, if not United's, finest season was still to come. After being overlooked by Kevin Keegan for Euro 2000, the veteran striker finished the 2001-02 season as United's top scorer with 21 goals in 33 games, earning him the PFA and FWA Player of the Year. That figure includes a goal every 107 minutes, which works out at one per game.
He remained first on the list the following season as well, but then injury struck again. This time it was his right foot that suffered damage, forcing him to miss most of the 2002-03 campaign. When he returned at the end of that year, he only scored six goals, finishing behind Ruud van Nistelrooy and Dwight Yorke. However, it was already clear that Sheringham wasn't the same player anymore.
In 2004-05, after making a brief comeback during which he scored once, he announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.
However, he hasn't stopped playing since then. In 2008, he made two appearances for England before retiring for good. Since then, he has been working as a television analyst for ITV and also serves as an ambassador for UNICEF.
Sheringham's record is one of the highest of any foreign player who have played in the English Premier League.