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Former Liverpool Striker Quits Football To Pursue Deejaying (Pics)


Deejaying must be a lucrative career. DJ’s are basically amongst top paid entertainers. The art is not for the faint hearted but those driven by passion and zeal to top in the art.

That said, the story ain’t any different to former Sunderland striker Djibril Cisse. Cisse called time on his playing career  to pursue a career as a DJ early this year.

The 35-year-old, who also had spells at English clubs Liverpool and QPR, has been without a club since 2015 and has announced his retirement in order to focus on his music career, as well as his fashion range.

Digging deep into what prompted his moves, Cisse was just tired of waiting to settle differences between  Sunderland’s management and himself.

The French striker initially retired in 2015 but returned after successful hip surgery. However, he was unable to find a new club and decided to officially hang up his boots.

“I loved being a footballer, and so far the ball has been my life. I would have liked to continue playing but I must admit today that football is over,” he yold Yahoo Sports recently.

“With the same passion, I will devote myself wholeheartedly to my career as DJ, producer and consultant, as well as developing my clothing brand. Thank you for all your support. The adventure continues, another life begins. A lion never dies.”

Sunderland had an option to sign Cisse permanently as part of the loan deal in 2009. The fee was agreed at around £10million and both the player and manager Roy Keane expressed a desire to make the deal a permanent one.

It is still unclear whether Cisse will settle for being a resident Dj or will venture into the lucrative mobile Deejay sector.

Check out some of his past moments as a striker and currently as a Dj.