Loads of Newcastle fans have been revelling in the brilliance of Papiss Cisse, as the club shared a birthday announcement on his 34th birthday.
Newcastle fans haven’t had much to cheer about in recent years. Mike Ashley has lorded over the club like a dark cloud, a dark cloud that just so happens to have no idea how to sign a good centre forward.
The honour of leading Newcastle’s line has gone to many underserving names since Alan Shearer retired, but Cisse was one of the few that endeaered himself to the Toon Army.
Signed from Bundesliga outfit Freiburg in 2012, the Senegal international scored 44 times in 131 games for the club, striking up a superb partnership with Demba Ba.
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While he is now plying his trade in Turkey, scoring 16 times this season for Alanyaspor, St. James’ Park will never forget the stunning brace he netted against Chelsea in May 2012.
After slamming home an excellent first goal with his left foot, he swirled a simply ridiculous half-volley over a helpless Petr Cech in the second half, winning BBC Match of the Day’s goal of the season award.
Have a look at the Twitter reactions down below, where fans are forgetting the takeover rumours for a moment to remember a cult hero…
— GallowgateSheikh (@GallowgateShots) June 3, 2019
— John Tudor (@mrjohntudor) June 3, 2019
If he’s learned the offside rule he could’ve been one of our all time greats!
— Bristol Magpie (@BristolMagpie) June 3, 2019
Great player proper fox in the box he knew how to score him and Ba both lost there confidence being played on the wing by pardew
— Gary Halman (@gary_halman) June 3, 2019
— Jake Bourke (@JakeBourke) June 3, 2019
— Sean Groves (@ssseangroves) June 3, 2019
Best Striker in the past 10 years
— Wulfroc (@_Wulfroc) June 3, 2019
Never forgot PDC start to life at the Toon, absolutely unbelievable. His goals against Swansea and Chelsea – especially the banana goal were insane. HBD Papiss ?
— Mark Jones (@marknufc92) June 3, 2019
Thanks for everything Cisse, Happy birthday !
— Kane (@VolkanoN8) June 3, 2019
Happy Birthday! I’ll never forget that first half season, 13 goals in 14 games. The debut half-volley at Villa, the home debut goal vs. Wolves, the brace vs. Liverpool, the chip at Swansea and that ridiculous brace at Chelsea, 2 of the best goals I’ve seen in a game ?? #NUFC ⚫️⚪️
— Ashley Robson ? (@AshRobson95) June 3, 2019
Happy birthday absolute legend⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️
— ?? (@TotalBenitez) June 3, 2019