Professional footballer and star of France's national team, Djibril Cissé is a popular sports after dinner speaker. Since kick starting his career in 1989, aged just eight years old, Djibril has carved a truly impressive record, boasting a staggering 220 goals over a two decade long career. With such an influential career, it is no surprise that Djibril is highly respected on the speaking circuit.
As a football speaker, Djibril provides audiences with the essential strategies to achieving peak performance and positive teamwork. For corporate audiences, his knowledgeable insight into high performance teams, fuelled by his own experiences, holds the key to business success. His after dinner speeches are as interesting as they are inspiring, as he takes his audience on a journey through his sports-defining career.
Making his debut aged 21, Djibril appeared at the 2002 South Korea FIFA World Cup. In the same year, he scored his debut senior goal, while qualifying for the 2004 Portugal UEFA Euro Championships. Djibril's early career was plagued with on-pitch injuries, including a broken leg, but he showed great perseverance. As described by Thierry Henry at the time; "he is tough; he will come back".
In 2004, Djibril moved to the Premier League team, Liverpool. Over the course of 79 games, he scored 24 goals and won the 2004 UEFA Champions League and the 2005 FA Cup. He then transferred to Marseille, where he scored four goals during seven league appearances, an impressive average that continued throughout his career.
Djibril's goal scoring ability shined in 2010, when he was included in the final 23-man line up of the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup. As a speaker, he offers his audience a backstage pass to some of football's most elite championships, an insight unlike any other. When appearing at events, this talented athlete leaves a lasting impression on his guests, capable of turning an ordinary occasion into an unforgettable event.