Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Moussa Sow was born on 19 January, 1986 in France, he represents Senegal at the international level. He is a professional footballer who plays for Shabab Al-Ahli, as a striker. He started his professional career at Stade Rennais in 2004 as an 18-year-old. In his first couple of seasons, Sow made his mark mostly in cup competitions, scoring a brace for Rennes against Corte on 6 January 2006 in the Coupe de France and one in an away game against Lille in the Coupe de la Ligue.
He was loaned out to Sedan in 2007, scoring six goals in 30 appearances for the club. Upon his return to Rennes, he was the club’s first-choice striker for two seasons before joining Lille on a free transfer In June 2010, where he made an immediate impact. He finished the 2010-11 Ligue 1 as the league’s top scorer with 25 goals and made the Team of the Year. He joined Fenerbahçe in 2012.
Sow scored his 22nd goal of the Ligue 1 campaign in a 2–2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on 21 May 2011. The result ensured that Lille would secure their first Ligue 1 title since 1954. He scored his third hat-trick, on the final day of the season, as Lille tied the knot on their championship season with an emphatic 3–2 victory over former club Rennes. Moussa was the top scorer during the 2010–11 season with 25 league goals and also contributed with three assists. In the 2012–13 season Sow scored 13 goals in 22 league matches, also scoring 3 goals in European matches. On 3 March 2013, he scored 2 twice against Beşiktaş.
On 10 March 2013 Moussa tallied once against Bursaspor in a 4–1 victory. On 17 March 2013, he scored 1 goal against Antalyaspor as Fenerbahçe won 2–1, his fourth goal in 3 weeks. On 22 May 2013, also scored the solitary goal as Fenerbahçe defeated Trabzonspor to secure the club’s second straight 2012–13 Turkish Cup, consolation for falling short to city rivals Galatasaray in the league campaign. On 21 September 2013 Fenerbahçe were victorious in a 4-0 win against Elazığspor. Sow completed his first hat-trick for Fenerbahçe during this match.
On 5 September 2010, Moussa scored his first goal for Senegal in a 4–0 defeat of the Democratic Republic of Congo during qualifying for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored three more times in the qualifying phase as well as once in a 2–1 defeat to Equatorial Guinea at the tournament finals. At the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Sow scored Senegal’s winning goal as they defeated Ghana 2–1 in the team’s opening match.