Papiss Demba Cissé was born on 3 June 1985. He is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a striker for Shandong Luneng and the Senegal national team. Formerly of SC Freiburg, he once held the record of most goals scored by an African player in a single Bundesliga campaign – 22 in the 2010–11 season. That same season, Cissé won the EFFIFU award for being the most efficient striker in the league. A full international since 2009, Cissé has earned over 30 caps for Senegal and played for the country at the 2012 and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Papiss began his career with AS Génération Foot and Douanes Dakar before transferring to the French side Metz in summer 2005. After only one month during the 2005–06 season, he left Metz and was loaned to French side Cherbourg. During the season, Cissé played 26 matches and scored 11 goals for the Normandy club. After the season, he returned to Metz for a further two years before being loaned again to Châteauroux in January 2008 and before returning to Metz in July 2008 for a third stint.
Cissé signed for German Bundesliga side Freiburg on 28 December 2009 for a fee of €1.62 million. He initially became a transfer target for Freiburg in the summer of 2009 after he scored a goal and assisted on another in a 2–1 friendly win for Metz over the club. However, a transfer fee could not be agreed upon at the time. Hannover 96 also expressed interest in the player. In his first partial season at Freiburg, Papiss appeared in 16 matches, scoring six goals.
Most recently, on 9 July 2016, it was announced that Cissé had joined Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng for an undisclosed fee, rumored to be in the region of £2.5 million. He scored on his second appearance for the club, in an eventual 4–1 win over Hangzhou Greentown.