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Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko,The £30 Million Former Tottenham Signee

Thu 07 October 2021 | 17:30

Want to know what it’s actually like inside the footballer’s private life outside the field? In Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko we list and talk about all the details there are about him and his professional career as well.

A comprehensive depiction of key events from his childhood to the present. His personal biography before celebrity, family background, relationships,… are all some of the information about him we give you in this article, using the data collected by different sources such as Lifebogger.

Sissoko is a versatile midfielder who can play in any midfield position as well as several other positions on the pitch.

Due to his speed and offensive ability, he is most often used as a box-to-box midfielder in the center, but due to his adaptability, he can also be used as a holding midfielder, attacking midfielder, or right-winger. He's also played as a second striker on the left flank and as an offensive full-back or wing-back on occasion.

Sissoko has been described as a "well-rounded central midfielder" who is "tall, rangy, and strong in the tackle." He is a big, fast, physically robust, hard-working, and dynamic player with the ability to run long distances and cover a lot of ground.

Although his consistency, passing, and technical ability have been criticized in the media at times, he has a good first touch and has improved his technique and link-up play significantly as his career has progressed.

In 2010, he was named to Don Balon's list of the 100 best young players in the world born after 1989, after being regarded as a potential prospect in his youth.

Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko You'd Like to Know about

A list of short facts about him to get started.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Moussa Sissoko

  • Nicknames:

     MousMous

  • Date of Birth:

     16 August 1989

  • Place of Birth:

     Le Blanc-Mesnil, France

  • Age:

     32

  • Nationality:

     French

  • Height:

     1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Weight:

     90 kg

  • Marital Status:

     Unmarried

  • Girlfriend: 

    Marylou Sidibe

  • Position:

     Midfielder

  • Current Team:

     Watford

  • Jersey Number:

     19

Net Worth:

 

20 Million Euro or 18 Million Pound (According to WTfoot)

Moussa Sissoko Upbringing Years and Family Roots

Moussa Sissoko was born in Le Blanc-Mesnil, France, on August 16, 1989. He was born to Malian parents about whom little is known.

At the time of his birth, Sissoko's mother was a housewife and his father worked as a construction worker.

Sissoko was the oldest of four children with three younger sisters when he was born.

He grew up in Le Blanc-Mesnil, where he was extremely engaged in football and realized early on that the sport would be beneficial to him in the future, one of the Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko. As he puts it:

“I QUICKLY REALISED THAT FOOTBALL COULD LEAD ME TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE”.

Young football passionate was set to begin creating a career in football as he was enrolled at a youth club, Esperance Aulnay, when he was only six years old, having faith in his beliefs, which were backed by his parents.

Esperance Aulnay is a youth club located in the northeastern Paris district of Aulnay-sous-Bois.

Moussa Sissoko Career Buildout

Sissoko spent the following three years of his life with Esperance Aulnay, where he played football with passion and optimism for brighter days ahead.

He used to exercise at the club three times a week under the supervision of trainer Adama Dieye, who is currently a correspondent for the club's futsal squad. Dieye was a key influence in Sissoko's development, he says: “I AM HERE TODAY BECAUSE OF HIM.”

His youth club career took a step forward when he signed a season-long contract with Red Star Paris.

The footballer's outstanding achievements at Red Star earned him a move to Toulouse, where he first experienced the good life that football had in mind for him.

Sissoko not only impressed his coaches at various levels but also advanced through the ranks of the club, thanks to his commitment to play better in every game, one of the Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko.

He moved to the Haute-Garonne department in July 2003 to join professional club Toulouse FC, where he signed an aspirant (youth) contract and was assigned to the club's under-14 team.

Before getting a call up to the club's reserve squad in the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth division of French football, Sissoko spent three years maturing at the club's youth program alongside future teammates Cheikh M'Bengue and

Etienne Capoue

During his amateur season, Sissoko played in 18 games and rapidly established himself as one of the club's most sought-after talents.

He received interest from English clubs

Liverpool

and Bolton Wanderers before signing his professional contract with Toulouse.

The young soccer player signed his first professional contract with Toulouse halfway through the 2006–07 season, agreeing to a three-year deal until June 2010.

Sissoko received serious attention from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur prior to the start of the 2009–10 season.

The English club reportedly made an initial bid of £12 million, then boosted it to £15.5 million before president Olivier Sadran stated that Sissoko would not be transferred, one of the

Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko.

The 16 year old has been involved with

France

since he was a teenager, having represented the country at every level at which he was eligible.

At a friendly encounter against Turkey in Manisa on January 4, 2005, he made his under-16 international debut.

The match ended in a 3–0 victory for France. Sissoko's lone other appearance with the team occurred two days later in the return match against Turkey in Zmir.

On November 2, 2005, he made his official debut as a replacement in the team's first competitive encounter against England.

Moussa Sissoko Path to Prominence

Newcastle United

announced on January 21, 2013, that they have signed Sissoko to a six-and-a-half-year contract for an unknown amount, thought to be in the range of £1.5 million.

Sissoko reportedly renounced any signing-on fee from his new club in order to complete the transfer after Toulouse refused to allow him to leave until his contract expired in the summer. The number 7 shirt was handed to him.

On January 29, he made his Newcastle debut, assisting on the opening goal in a 2–1 win over Aston Villa. Sissoko scored both the equalizing and winning goals in a 3–2 comeback victory over Chelsea in his second encounter, his first at St James' Park.

After Fabricio Coloccini was injured in the 2014–15 season, Sissoko was given the captain's armband, one of the Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko.

The midfielder netted his first league goal of the season in a 1–0 win over Queens Park Rangers in his first match as captain. In a 1–0 away loss to West Ham United on November 29, 2014, Sissoko was given two yellow cards in the span of 45 seconds.

He scored his second league goal of the season in a 3–3 draw with Burnley on January 1, 2015.

Sissoko was sent off in an away match against Liverpool on April 13, 2015, after earning a second yellow card from referee Lee Mason for a risky tackle on

Lucas Leiva

.

The French was named captain for the remaining six games of the 2015–16 season, and he scored his sole goal of the season in a 3–0 home victory over Swansea City in his first game as captain on April 16, 2016.

In Newcastle's relegation struggle, this launched a six-game unbeaten run that included creditable draws against Liverpool and

Manchester City

, as well as a 5–1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on the final day.

Despite this, Newcastle was unable to avoid demotion to the Championship and was relegated.

Sissoko was called up to the senior team for the first time on August 3, 2009, for a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against the Faroe Islands.

In the encounter, Sissoko did not make his debut. For the team's last World Cup qualification matches against the Faroe Islands and Austria, he was named to the senior squad for the second time on October 6.

The Newcastle number 7 was later selected for Didier Deschamps' squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on May 13, 2014. In 2014, he made his FIFA World Cup debut as a substitute in France's 3–0 group-stage triumph over Honduras.

He was named in the starting lineup for France's second match of the tournament, a 5–2 triumph over

Switzerland

, and scored his first international goal, one of the Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko.

Moussa Sissoko Ascend to Prominence

Sissoko signed a five-year contract with

Tottenham Hotspur

for £30 million on August 31, 2016.

He made his debut at Stoke City on September 10, 2016, as Tottenham beat Everton to his signature on the closing day of the transfer deadline.

The French Midfielder elbowed Harry Arter in a match against Bournemouth on October 22, getting him a three-match suspension, one of the Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko.

Under Mauricio Pochettino, he did not play another league match for Spurs until December 3rd, and he only made four more Premier League starts that season.

Sissoko was a key member of Tottenham's squad in the 2018–19 season, making 43 appearances across all competitions.

Several commentators have praised his improvement this season, with some even ranking him among the top players in the Premier League for the season.

He also received praise from former teammates and supporters. 

He won the inaugural Tottenham Hotspur Legends' Player of the Season award in May 2019. Sissoko's arm was injured by the ball on the rebound in the box after 22 seconds of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League final.

It concluded in Liverpool scoring a penalty, which Tottenham was unable to overcome, ultimately losing 2–0.

Sissoko played a key role in France's progress to the 2016 UEFA European Championship final, making four appearances.

In the final versus

Portugal

, he put in an amazing performance, save two shots in the 1–0 extra-time loss.

On May 17, 2018, the Le Blanc-born was selected to the 23-man French standby list for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He was left out of France's World Cup-winning squad due to his poor club form.

However, after a strong club season in 2018–19, Moussa was recalled to the national team and played a part in France's Euro 2020 qualifications.

Sissoko signed a two-year contract with

Watford

on August 27, 2021. Two days later, he made his debut in a 1–0 away loss to his previous team Tottenham Hotspur.

Moussa Sissoko Personal & Love Life

Moussa Sissoko is one of many footballers who want to keep their personal lives hidden from public view on social media and in the press.

There's no denying, though, that he has a sweetheart about whom little is known. His girlfriend is Marylou Sidibe, a pretty French woman.

The couple, who are not married, do everything they can to stay out of the spotlight.

They are rarely seen together on vacations and only release images of them enjoying their privacy while driving in separate cars.

Regardless, Moussa Sissoko has a 6-year-old son named Kai, one of the

Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko

.

Kai's mother, who was once seen cuddling her kid before a kick-off game between Newcastle and Manchester in April 2016, remains unknown.

When it comes to his relationship with his son, Sissoko says:

“MY SON IS OLD ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND MY JOB, WHEN HE SEES ME IN A STADIUM, ON TV, OR IN AN AD, HE GOES CRAZY (SMILING).

HE IS VERY PROUD HE EVEN BOASTED ABOUT IT TO HIS CLASSMATES WHEN HE GOES TO SCHOOL SAYING THAT HIS DAD PLAYS FOR THE FRANCE AND NEWCASTLE TEAMS”.

Moussa Sissoko once stated of his off-the-field personality:

“I’VE ALWAYS BEEN DISCREET, RESERVED, AND RESPECTFUL. THIS DOES NOT PREVENT ME FROM SPEAKING OUT IF NECESSARY.”

Moussa does not consider himself better than others, despite his professional status as an international athlete.

Another one of the Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko is that he prefers to stay at home and watch movies, play with his son, and see friends and relatives.

Moussa had practically every nickname in his neighborhood (Aulnay-sous-Bois) at the time. When he was younger, he preferred to tinker with things. As a result, he was given the nickname "DIY."

“IT’S PRETTY FUNNY THAT PEOPLE STILL CALL ME THAT. I TAKE IT WELL. IT REMINDS ME OF OUR LITTLE KID DREAMS.

IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO SEE FRIENDS AND TO NOT FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM.

TODAY, I DO A LOT LESS ‘DIY’. I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME AND I PREFER TO BUY ALREADY ASSEMBLED FURNITURE, IT’S EASIER.”

Sissoko enjoys swimming and video games. He is a car lover, with Audis, Range Rovers, BMWs, and Mercedes-Benzes filling his garage.

Moussa Sissoko Networth & LifeStyle

The midfielder signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur in 2016 that pays him 5.6 million Euros (5 million pounds) per year.

According to our calculations, he earns €15,301 (£13,383) per day and €638 (£558) per hour!

This indicates that the ordinary man would have to work for 13.6 years to earn the same amount that MousMous does in a month, one of the Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko.

The great midfielder has been in

the Premier League

for a while, and his most recent Tottenham contract pays him well.

His current net worth is estimated to be about 20 million Euros (18 Million Pound) and His current market value is about 35 million euros (32 Million Pound).

Moussa Sissoko Less-Known Details

Let’s conclude this writing by telling you about a few facts less-known or even unknown by most people.

His Taste in Music and Comics

Sissoko has demonstrated that a footballer's life does not revolve entirely around the game. His fondness for comic book characters, particularly the DC and Marvel superheroes "Superman" and "Spiderman," exemplifies this.

It doesn't stop there; one of the

Top Facts about Moussa Sissoko

is that he also likes French music, he is a fan of Zaz, a French singer and songwriter and he adores American comedy actor Jim Carey's comedic acts in films such as "Bruce Almighty" and "Dumb and Dumber."

Who would have guessed, Moussa despite his serious demeanor on the pitch, had a child's heart and a passion for beautiful music?

Leadership talent

Newcastle's then-coach, Neil Cameron, regarded Sissoko as a natural leader.

After former captain Fabricio Coloccini experienced a setback due to injury, the coach gave Sissoko the captain's armband.

Sissoko, who was in his second season at Newcastle, was taken aback by the unexpected responsibility, but he never disrespected his coach's faith as he led his club to critical points in matches against some of England's top teams.

However, the points were insufficient to keep Newcastle out of the relegation place that season.

Tiny Disciplinary Issues

Ryan Giggs and Andres Iniesta were both clean slate players, but Sissoko isn't. He received his fair share of cautions and was frequently yellow-carded.

On August 15, after coming on for the final 7 minutes of the game, he collected his first yellow card in the UEFA Champions League against Liverpool.

Sissoko had his first disciplinary problem with the English Football Association in December 2013, when he punched referee Mike Jones in the face.

However, because it happened when he was attempting to move away from Southampton's goalkeeper, it was ruled "accidental."

Moussa Cooks!

Moussa Sissoko is a Tottenham Hotspur player who has appeared on the Healthy Living With AIA & Hotspur TV show.

He and Hugo Lloris were mentored by celebrity chef Jeremy Pang and Spurs nutritionist Hannah Sheridan as they attempt to create Prawn Fried Rice and Thai Green Curry on the show.

No one knows how that tasted, but it sure looked good.

The Comics fan likes French and Italian foods in addition to his cooking skills.

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