When it comes to betting on football, you can go it alone and use your own footballing knowledge to place bets and hope that you end up a winner, or you can make use of the expertise of others and see if they can help you to be a winner. These predictions are often written by avid football fans who feel that they know it all, but Betiton™ have decided to step away from this trend and have a football legend who has played at the highest level provide them with exclusive football predictions. This player is none other than Djibril Cissé.
How Did Djibril Cissé Come to Be Betiton™’s Brand Ambassador?
So, you are probably wondering how the partnership between Betiton and Djibril Cissé came into being. Well, the owners of Betiton™ had been looking for a footballer to be their brand ambassador for a while, and they were looking for someone who not only played a high level of football, but also someone who has a great character and plenty of determination. Cissé, as it just so happens, fits this description perfectly, so Arnaud Serour, the co-founder and CEO of Betiton™, reached out to the France international to see if he would be interested in working with Betiton™, and he jumped at the idea of working with a gaming company that has the motivation and vision that Betiton™ has. Add to this the fact that both Serour and Cissé are from the same region of France and are big fans of the same team, Olympique de Marseille, and you have a recipe for a fine partnership between the two.Cissé has always aimed to be the best version of himself that he could be for whatever team he is playing for, and this is exactly what Betiton™ aims to do in the gaming industry. So, you could, in a way, say that this was a match that was made in Heaven.
A Brief Look at Djibril Cissé’s Football Career
At the age of 15, Cissé joined the Auxerre youth team, and at just 17 years old made his debut in Ligue 1 against Paris Saint-Germain on the 20th of March 1999. His first goal for the club came during the 2000/01 season in a 2-1 loss to FC Metz, and come the end of the season he had scored eight goals from 25 matches. The following season, he scored 22 goals in 29 matches and helped Auxerre to finish third and claim a Champions League spot. He also finished the season as the league’s top scorer, which earned him a call up to the French national team to play at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He spent six seasons playing for Auxerre and scored 70 goals in 128 matches. His form for Auxerre caught the attention of teams from the English Premier League, and in the summer transfer window of 2004, he signed for Liverpool in a deal worth a little over £14 million. In his first 24 matches for the team, he scored only five goals, and then on the 30th of October 2004 during a match against Blackburn, tragedy struck.
In a challenge with Jay McEveley, Cissé’s foot got stuck in the turf and he snapped his leg. It was later revealed that if it was not for some quick attention at the stadium, he would probably have lost the leg. It was predicted that he would be out of the game for up to 18 months, but Cissé showed that determination and character that attracted Betiton™ to him, and was back playing April the following year.
He then went on to score a penalty in that famous Champions League final against Milan in 2005 to help his side lift the title. He fell out of favour at Liverpool when Rafa Benítez became their manager, and he signed a loan deal with Marseille in July of 2006. However, this loan deal was approved when Cissé was recovering from another broken bone in his leg, so he did not make his first appearance for Marseille until the end of October. He signed permanently for the French side for €8 million in 2007 and scored 16 goals in 37 matches.
Since 2009, he has played for a number of other clubs and these are Sunderland, Panathinaikos, Lazio, Queens Park Rangers, Al-Gharafa, Kuban Krasnodar, Bastia, Saint-Pierroise, Yverdon, and AC Vicenza 1902. Overall, he has played 452 professional matches and has 205 goals under his belt. He was also capped for France on 41 occasions and scored 9 goals for them. His honours include the Coupe de France with Auxerre (2002/03), the FA Cup (2005/06), UEFA Champions League (2004/05), and the UEFA Super Cup (2005) with Liverpool, the Greek Football Cup (2009/10) and Super League Greece (2009/10) with Panathinaikos, and the FIFA Confederations Cup (2009/10) with France.
Overall, it is clear that he has had a really successful football career and all of this football knowledge that he has acquired down the years will stand him in good stead when it comes to giving football predictions for Betiton™, so if you enjoy betting on football, make sure to take advantage of his wealth of knowledge.
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