Moussa Sow

Moussa Sow in jersey Lille OSC (2011)

Moussa Sow ( born January 19, 1986 in Mantes- la -Jolie in the department of Yvelines, France) is a Senegalese footballer who also has French nationality. He is since the winter break of the 2011/12 season at Fenerbahce under contract.

  • 2.1 national team
  • 2.2 club
  • 2.3 Personal honors



His professional career began in 2004 with the Bretons Moussa Sow during the French first division side Stade Rennes, for which he was employed both in the reserve and in the first team. His debut for the professionals celebrated the then 18 -year-old in October 2004 in Ligue 1 with FC Metz when he came on in the 87th minute for Alexander Frei. On 3 November 2005, he made ​​his feature debut in the European Cup against Rapid Bucharest in the group stage of the UEFA Cup. His first goals in the pros from Stade Rennes scored Sow in January 2006 in the first round of the French Cup against USC Corte; get him two goals in two minutes to a 3-2 victory of his team.

Shortly after the start of the 2007/08 season he was loaned for the rest of the season to the French second division club CS Sedan. With Sedan Sow missed out on the rise in fourth place in Ligue 2 He also reached the semi-finals with the team of the French Cup and retired from there to the eventual cup winners Olympique Lyon.

From 2010 he played for Lille OSC. In the season 2010/ 11 was Moussa Sow sole with 25 -goal top scorer in Ligue 1 before Kevin Gameiro ( Lorient, 22 goals). In that season, he won with the OSC Lille the French Cup and French Cup.

On January 27, 2012 Moussa Sow changed for eight million euro transfer fee to Turkey for Fenerbahce, where he signed a four and a half year contract.


Moussa Sow went through the French junior national teams U-19 and U -21, in addition he won the 2005 U-19 Junior European Championship in Northern Ireland.

Later (2009) decided to Moussa Sow, but then in the future for the Senegalese national aground. His international debut he celebrated in September 2009 in a friendly against Angola and a year later he also scored his first international goal in a 4-2 victory in the qualifying match for the African Nations Cup 2012 against the national team of the DR Congo.

Awards and achievements


  • European Championship: 2005 in Northern Ireland


  • French master of the Reserve League: 2007
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2008
  • French Cup Winners: 2011
  • French Champion: 2011
  • Turkish Cup winners: 2012, 2013

Personal honors

  • Scorer in Ligue 1 2010/11 ( 25 goals in 36 league games )
  • Elected in the team of the year in Ligue 1: 2011
  • Senegal's Footballer of the Year: 2011
  • Elected in the Team of the Year of Africa (CAF Best XI ): 2011