Papiss Demba Cissé is a Senegalese football striker who currently plays for SC Freiburg.
Cissé began his career with AS Génération Foot before transferring to the French side FC Metz in summer 2005. After only one month during the 2005–06 season, he left Metz and was loaned to French side AS Cherbourg Football. During this season, Cissé played 26 games and scored 11 goals for the Normandie club. After the season he returned to Metz for a further two years, before being loaned to French side LB Chateauroux in January 2008 and before returning to FC Metz in July 2008 for a third stint.
Cissé signed for his current club, Bundesliga side SC Freiburg, on 28 December 2009 from FC Metz for 1.320.000 £. Cissé 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 FC Metz over Freiburg. However, a transfer fee could not be agreed upon. Hannover 96 also expressed interest in the player. In his first partial season with the Black Forest club, Cissé appeared in 16 matches scoring six goals. During the 2010–11 Bundesliga season, his first full season with Freiburg, Cissé was second in the league in goals scored, only behind Mario Gómez of Bayern Munich who scored 28. Cissé also set a club and league record. His 22 goals during the course of the season set the single-season goal record by an SC Freiburg player, as well as set the record for the most goals scored by an African in a single Bundesliga season. The record was previously held by Tony Yeboah who scored 20 goals with Eintracht Frankfurt in 1993. That same season, Cissé won the EFFIFU award for being the most efficient striker in the league.
Cisse made his international debut for Senegal on 12 August 2009, in a friendly away to Congo DR. He scored two goals in this game and has now played for his country on eight occasions, scoring seven goals in the process.