Former French international, Djibril Cisse, has hanged his playing boots after a professional career that saw him represent the national side and also sign for nine clubs across Europe.
Cisse retires from the game at age 35 to pursue another interesting interest, he is going into the entertainment industry – as a disc jockey and producer.
The former Liverpool forward told UEFA in an interview: “With the same passion, I will devote myself wholeheartedly to my career as DJ.
On the pitch you have a split-second to decide a pass; it is the same as a DJ picking the next song. It is the same feeling of tension as playing football.
“On the pitch you have a split-second to decide a pass; it is the same as a DJ picking the next song. It is the same feeling of tension as playing football,” he added.
Liverpool celebrated their former player by putting together five of his top goals during the three years he was at Anfield. Cisse joined from French side Auxerre. He played 49 times and scored 13 goals.
He won the 2004/2005 UEFA Champions League with the side and got the FA Cup winners medal the following year.
He played for the French national side first at the Under-21 level before he joined the national side. He played 41 games and scored 9 goals within the period spanning 2002 – 2011. The last club side he played for was Saint-Pierriose in the Reunion Premier League.
He played only one game for the team. He announced his retirement on October 20, 2015, citing recurring injuries. He reportedly made a U-turn that year until his recent announcement.