Djibril Cissé, the footballer who is most famous for having played striker for great teams like Liverpool and Olympique de Marseille, has joined the small but ambitious team at Betiton, a young sportsbook that has been seeing exponential growth in the little time it has been around
Betiton Sportsbook, a very young brand that has only joined the sports-betting scene in 2020 and has already hit the ground running, has delightedly announced that the world-renowned Djibril Cissé will be joining their ranks.
The French footballer has expressed much excitement at the prospect of working with the online betting brand. In fact, when questioned about the matter, Cissé said without any hesitation:
“We connected immediately with Arnaud and his team. I’ve been struck by Betiton’s motivation and vision to be a leading operator in the gaming industry. I am confident we will reach those goals and am really looking forward to it. Game on!”
Cissé has plenty of good reasons to be enthusiastic about working with Betiton as the young platform has grown tremendously since its launch last year. In fact, Betiton currently offers its services in 8 different languages and to 13 different markets, which is a testament to its sudden and massive growth.
However, Betiton are also grateful for and quite happy about Cissé’s inclusion into the team. This can most clearly be seen in the way Arnaud Serour, CEO & co-founder of Betiton, speaks of the partnership between Betiton and Djibril Cissé.
In fact, when asked about the partnership, Arnaud enthused: “Djibril Cissé is not only a major football star who has had an incredible career playing for some of the biggest clubs in the world, he has also overcome major injury setbacks and for us is the embodiment of determination and character. We have been working with him daily for the last few weeks, he’s a joy to work with and develop ideas and is also a fantastic human being.”
The team at Betiton must consider themselves lucky to be working with Djibril, whose fiery energy, will to succeed, and determination to surmount anything and everything that gets in his way will prove to pivotal in the brand’s success.
Cissé’s colourful career started in 1998 with AJ Auxerre, a French club that has crafted a reputation for itself for developing young players into fully fledged footballers—and Cissé was no exception. In fact, his years with Auxerre were quite successful, scoring 70 goals in 128 appearances and laying the foundation for his reputation as a tenacious goalscorer.
However, after 6 years with the club, Cissé decided it was time to move on and give a foreign league a try. Ever the ambitious athlete, Cissé decided to move to Liverpool to play in the Premier League. Unfortunately, however, Cissé’s time with the Reds was tarnished by a couple of injuries that nearly took him out of action for good.
Despite his serious injuries, Cissé bounced back every time in an inspiring display of determination and tenacity. In fact, thanks to Cissé’s interventions, Liverpool went on to win the UEFA Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup in 2006. Sadly, his time at Anfield was short-lived as he was loaned to Marseille de Olympique in 2006 and then signed on permanently in 2007.
It was only a year later that he was loaned out once again, this time to Sunderland. His time with Sunderland was also rather successful but despite Sunderland’s wishes to sign on Cissé permanently, the transfer fee proved too expensive for them and the club was forced to let him go.
After the loan season at Sunderland passed, Cissé moved on to played with Panathinaikos where he proved to an extremely valuable player. In fact, his performance won the hearts of fans—little wonder too since he scored 47 goals in 61 appearances.
However, Cissé found Greece’s refereeing system to be highly problematic and thus left the club in 2011. The years after his stint with Panathinaikos proved to be patchy as he bounced from one club to another. In fact, he moved to Lazio in 2011 but was dissatisfied with the Italian style of football.
A year later, he transferred to Queens Park Rangers to give the Premier League another go—however, even his time with this club was cut short in 2013, where Cissé left the club by mutual consent. Afterwards, Cissé moved from club to club and even retired from football twice.
His time away from football proved productive nonetheless as he took modelling, DJing, and even fashion design. However, nowadays Cissé plays for Panathinaikos Chicago in the National Premier Soccer League.