Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Moussa Sow was born on 19 January, 1986 in France. He is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bursaspor on loan from Shabab Al-Ahli.
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.
Moussa signed a three-year deal with Lille on 28 June 2010. He scored on his debut for Lille in a 1–1 draw away to his former club Rennes. But he did not score again in the league until a 90th-minute goal on 19 September gave Lille all three points in a tough home contest against Auxerre. Sow scored his 22nd goal of the Ligue 1 campaign in a 2–2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on 21 May 2011.
On 27 January 2012, Fenerbahçe acquired Sow for €10 million. He signed a 4.5-year contract which would have kept him at the club until the end of 2015–16 season. He made his debut against local rivals Beşiktaş on 5 February 2012, scoring a goal in the second minute of injury time.
On 29 August 2015, Al Ahli acquired Sow for €16 million. On 31 August 2016, Moussa returned to Fenerbahçe on a season long loan deal from Al Ahli. In November 2016, Fenerbahçe began selling shirts with Sow’s name and number turned upside as tribute to his repeated times of his amazing bicycle kick goals, the latter of whom he scored a hat-trick against. On 8 December 2016, He scored another bicycle kick, this time in the UEFA Europa League in a 1–0 away victory against Feyenoord.
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.
In May 2018 he was named in Senegal’s 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.