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For the former Belgian player, see Mousa Dembélé

Moussa Dembélé
Moussa Dembélé
Fulham info
Full name Moussa Dembélé
Date of birth 12 Jul 1996
Place of birth    Pontoise,, France
Height 6ft 0in (1.83m)
Playing position Striker
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 45 (2013-2014)
25 (2014-2016)
Debut West Ham (a) (30 Nov 2013)
Last Appearance Brentford (a) (30 Apr 2016)
First goal Derby (h) (28 Oct 2014)
Last goal Ipswich (a) (19 Apr 2016)
Joined from Paris Saint-Germain (youth), £284,000 - 15 Jul 2012
Left for Celtic, £510,000 (compensation) - 1 Jul 2016
League apps (gls) 56 (15)
All apps (gls) 64 (19)
Other clubs Paris Saint-Germain (youth) (?-2012)
International France U20 (2015-present)
Apps (gls) 4 (0)

Moussa Dembélé was a striker at Fulham who was at the club from 2012 until 2016. Moussa initially raised many eyebrows upon signing in the summer of 2012, due to having the exact same name as then first team player Mousa Dembélé - the latter was soon to depart to London neighbours Tottenham Hotspur. Signed from Paris Saint-Germain's academy, Moussa is considered a hot prospect in his home nation of France and has represented age groups up to the U20 squad to date. A powerful striker, he had scored an abundance of goals for the U18 squad and U21 squad before his introduction to the first team.

CareerEdit

Before FulhamEdit

Born in Pontoise, France, Moussa was signed for French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain at a young age, and impressed so much he began representing the national Under-16 side.

Fulham (2012-2016)Edit

Moussa was picked up by Fulham on 15 July 2012, and was regarded as a major coup for the club, who had just been given Category One status (the highest status for a youth academy in England). He burst onto the scene with a hat-trick in just his second match for the club away to Crystal Palace U18. Shortly after, however, he got injured badly in training which led him to miss much of the first half of the season. He returned in a friendly against Leyton Orient U18 on 1st December 2012 after coming on as a substitute and scored a late goal in a 3-0 victory. It was the latter half of the season when he began thriving in the academy and scoring many goals including a second hat-trick away to Reading U18. Moussa was then picked to represent France U17 in their U17 European Championship qualifying matches in March 2013, which led him to miss the academy's U19 squad visit to the Dallas Cup in the United States. On 26 April 2013, he was selected to play in the U21's final group match of the season and came on to make his U21 debut against Sunderland in the 77th minute. In the U18's final match of the season - the final of the Premier U18 League, he scored an emphatic hat-trick to make Fulham the national U18 champions for the second year running. The following season he made a fantastic run of goalscoring in the U18 squad before a permanent run in the U21 squad in which he continued his prolific form.

Due to an injury to Hugo Rodallega, and youngsters Marcello Trotta and Cauley Woodrow both away on loan, Moussa was included in the matchday squad for the first team match at home to Swansea on 23rd November 2013 and was given the number 45 shirt. He made his first team debut a week later, in a 3-0 loss away at West Ham, however, he pulled a hamstring after 30 seconds on the field and struggled to make an impact. He made his full debut in March 2014 as he started a Premier League match for the first time under Felix Magath, in what turned out to be a 3-1 loss at the hands of Everton. This was a shock selection after he had been given the nod over Darren Bent and Hugo Rodallega.

He enjoyed more first team action during 2014-15, including his first senior goals as he netted a brace during a League Cup match against Derby County. He struggled to play regularly however, and spent more time with the U21 squad in the latter half of the season. It was the 2015-16 season in which Moussa saw success on a personal level, becoming the first choice striking partner of Ross McCormack and netting his first league goals of his professional career. Enjoying a good partnership up front with McCormack, Moussa was linked with a move away in January 2016, most notably to Tottenham Hotspur. A reported fee and contract was agreed by Fulham and Dembélé, though the deal collapsed over Spurs' refusal to send him back on loan to Craven Cottage for the remainder of 2015-16.

After refusing to sign a new contract with the club, Moussa was open to offers from other clubs, and it was announced in June 2016 that he would join Celtic with Fulham receiving compensation of around £500,000.

After FulhamEdit

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

U18 squadEdit

Season League FA Youth Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-13 19 16 2 1 21 17
2013-14 11 14 6 9 17 23
Total 30 30 8 10 38 40

U19 squadEdit

Season Dallas Cup
Apps Goals
2012-13 0 0
2013-14 3 3
Total 3 3

U21 squadEdit

Season League U21 Cup PL International Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-13 1 0 - - - - 1 0
2013-14 7 6 2 2 - - 9 8
2014-15 4 1 0 0 3 1 7 2
Total 12 7 2 2 3 1 17 10

First teamEdit

Season League League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013-14 Premier League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2014-15 Championship 11 0 3 0 1 2 15 2
2015-16 Championship 43 15 1 1 2 1 46 17
Total 56 15 5 1 3 3 64 19

DisciplinaryEdit

First teamEdit

Season Yellow card Red card
2013-14 0 0
2014-15 0 0
2015-16 4 0
Total 4 0

Fulham MatchesEdit

U18 squadEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12012-1325 Aug 2012U18PRMWolves U18HomeWon7-1
22012-131 Sept 2012U18PRMCrystal Palace U18AwayWon4-3 Soccerball 22', Soccerball 42', Soccerball 60'
32012-1315 Dec 2012FAYCMiddlesbrough U18HomeWon6-4Sub on, Soccerball 113'
42012-1319 Dec 2012U18PRMChelsea U18HomeWon2-1Soccerball 44', Sub off 65'
52012-1329 Jan 2013FAYCArsenal U18AwayLost1-2Sub off 46'
62012-132 Feb 2013U18PRMSouthampton U18HomeWon5-1 Soccerball 89'
72012-139 Feb 2013U18PRMEverton U18AwayWon2-1Soccerball 65' (pen)
82012-1319 Feb 2013U18PRMReading U18HomeWon3-1Soccerball 14', Soccerball 21', Soccerball 90+2'
92012-1323 Feb 2013U18PRMChelsea U18HomeWon5-0Soccerball 70'
102012-132 Mar 2013U18PRMCrystal Palace U18AwayWon3-2
112012-136 Mar 2013U18PRMBolton U18AwayWon4-1Sub off 70'
122012-1313 Mar 2013U18PRMReading U18AwayLost1-3
132012-1316 Mar 2013U18PRMMan Utd U18AwayLost1-3
142012-136 Apr 2013U18PRMSouthampton U18AwayWon4-2Soccerball 89'
152012-1313 Apr 2013U18PRMBolton U18HomeWon4-1Soccerball 45'
162012-1320 Apr 2013U18PRMChelsea U18AwayLost0-1
172012-1324 Apr 2013U18PRMCrystal Palace U18HomeWon2-1Sub on 65'
182012-1330 Apr 2013U18PRMMan Utd U18HomeDrew0-0Sub on 46'
192012-134 May 2013U18PRMEverton U18HomeWon2-0
202012-1315 May 2013U18PRMSunderland U18HomeWon4-3Soccerball 8'
212012-1319 May 2013U18PRMReading U18HomeWon3-0Soccerball 8', Soccerball 32', Soccerball 89', Sub off 90'
222013-1417 Aug 2013U18PRMStoke U18HomeWon2-0Soccerball 79'
232013-1424 Aug 2013U18PRMArsenal U18AwayWon4-2Soccerball 28'
242013-1428 Aug 2013U18PRMReading U18HomeWon4-3Soccerball 56', Soccerball 63'
252013-147 Sept 2013U18PRMSunderland U18AwayDrew4-4Soccerball 52'
262013-1414 Sept 2013U18PRMMan City U18HomeWon4-3Soccerball 6', Soccerball 44' (pen)
272013-1421 Sept 2013U18PRMBolton U18AwayWon4-1Soccerball 25', Soccerball 35', Soccerball 64'
282013-142 Oct 2013U18PRMLiverpool U18AwayWon4-2Soccerball 25', Soccerball 62'
292013-145 Oct 2013U18PRMLeicester U18AwayWon1-0Soccerball 65'
302013-149 Nov 2013U18PRMTottenham U18AwayDrew2-2Soccerball 66' (pen)
312013-1416 Nov 2013U18PRMWest Brom U18HomeWon3-1Sub off 65'
322013-1419 Feb 2014FAYCMan City U18AwayWon3-1Soccerball 80', Soccerball 83'
332013-1422 Feb 2014U18PRMWest Ham U18HomeLost0-2Sub on 54'
342013-1418 Mar 2014FAYCHuddersfield U18HomeWon2-1Soccerball 16', Soccerball 63'
352013-141 Apr 2014FAYCReading U18AwayDrew2-2Sub off 59'
362013-147 Apr 2014FAYCReading U18HomeWon3-2Soccerball 38' (pen), Soccerball 63', Soccerball 90'
372013-1428 Apr 2014FAYCChelsea U18HomeWon3-2Penmiss 30', Soccerball 70'
382013-145 May 2014FAYCChelsea U18AwayLost3-5Soccerball 5'

U19 squadEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12013-1413 Apr 2014DCFC Dallas U18NeutralWon4-0Soccerball 11', Soccerball 29' (pen), Soccerball 42' (pen), Sub off 62'
22013-1414 Apr 2014DCIF Brommapojkarna U19NeutralWon2-1Sub on 55'
32013-1416 Apr 2014DCCoritiba U19NeutralLost0-3

U21 squadEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12012-1326 Apr 2013U21PRMSunderland U21HomeDrew2-2Sub on 77'
22013-1426 Sept 2013U21PRMArsenal U21HomeDrew0-0
32013-1418 Oct 2013U21PRMNewcastle U21HomeDrew2-2Soccerball 22', Soccerball 72'
42013-1428 Oct 2013U21PRMMan Utd U21AwayDrew2-2Soccerball 36'
52013-144 Nov 2013U21PRMBolton U21AwayWon3-1Soccerball 54', Soccerball 64', Sub off 71'
62013-1426 Nov 2013U21CUPAston Villa U21AwayWon3-0Soccerball 83', Soccerball 88'
72013-149 Jan 2014U21CUPArsenal U21HomeLost0-1Sub off 62'
82013-1428 Feb 2014U21PRMStoke U21AwayDrew0-0Sub off 50'
92013-1411 Mar 2014U21Blackburn U21HomeWon3-0Soccerball 56' (pen)
102013-1424 Mar 2014U21PRMSunderland U21AwayLost0-1Sub off 12'
112014-155 Oct 2014U21PRMMan City U21HomeLost0-2Sub off 60'
122014-1517 Dec 2014PLICAthletic Bilbao U21HomeLost1-2
132014-1519 Feb 2015PLICChelsea U21AwayWon4-3Soccerball 2', Sub off 63'
142014-156 Mar 2015U21PRMMan City U21AwayLost1-3
152014-157 Apr 2015U21PRMLiverpool U21AwayWon2-1Soccerball 30'
162014-1517 Apr 2015U21PRMSunderland U21HomeLost0-2
172014-1522 Apr 2015PLICPorto BHomeLost0-3

First teamEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12013-1430 Nov 2013PREMWest HamAwayLost0-3Sub on 83'
22013-1414 Jan 2014FACNorwichHomeWon3-0Sub on 79'
32013-1430 Mar 2014PREMEvertonHomeLost1-3Sub off 81'
42014-159 Aug 2014CHMPIpswichAwayLost1-2
52014-1520 Aug 2014CHMPWolvesHomeLost0-1Sub on 50'
62014-1530 Aug 2014CHMPCardiffHomeDrew1-1Sub on 75'
72014-1518 Oct 2014CHMPNorwichHomeWon1-0Sub on 71'
82014-1521 Oct 2014CHMPRotherhamAwayDrew3-3Sub on 64'
92014-1528 Oct 2014LCDerbyHomeLost2-5Soccerball 27', Soccerball 45'
102014-151 Nov 2014CHMPWiganAwayDrew3-3Sub on 84'
112014-155 Nov 2014CHMPBlackpoolHomeDrew2-2Sub off 76'
122014-158 Nov 2014CHMPHuddersfieldHomeWon3-1Sub on 71'
132014-153 Jan 2015FACWolvesHomeDrew0-0Sub on 71'
142014-1510 Jan 2015CHMPCardiffAwayLost0-1Sub on 73'
152014-1513 Jan 2015FACWolvesAwayDrew3-3Sub off 78'
162014-1524 Jan 2015FACSunderlandAwayDrew0-0Sub off 61'
172014-1531 Jan 2015CHMPBlackburnAwayLost1-2Sub on 75'
182014-1528 Feb 2015CHMPDerbyHomeWon2-0Sub on 86'
192015-168 Aug 2015CHMPCardiffAwayDrew1-1Sub on 78'
202015-1615 Aug 2015CHMPBrightonHomeLost1-2Sub on 83'
212015-1619 Aug 2015CHMPHullAwayLost1-2Sub on 45+2'
222015-1622 Aug 2015CHMPHuddersfieldHomeDrew1-1
232015-1625 Aug 2015LCSheff UtdHomeWon3-0Soccerball 90+4'
242015-1629 Aug 2015CHMPRotherhamAwayWon3-1Sub off 76'
252015-1613 Sept 2015CHMPBlackburnHomeWon2-1Soccerball 30'
262015-1619 Sept 2015CHMPSheff WedAwayLost2-3Sub off 62'
272015-1622 Sept 2015LCStokeHomeLost0-1Sub on 66'
282015-1625 Sept 2015CHMPQPRHomeWon4-0Soccerball 2', Sub off 77'
292015-1629 Sept 2015CHMPWolvesHomeLost0-3
302015-164 Oct 2015CHMPCharltonAwayDrew2-2Sub off 75'
312015-1617 Oct 2015CHMPMiddlesbroughAwayDrew0-0
322015-1621 Oct 2015CHMPLeedsHomeDrew1-1Soccerball 23', Yellow card 40', Sub off 84'
332015-1624 Oct 2015CHMPReadingHomeWon4-2Soccerball 54', Soccerball 74'
342015-1631 Oct 2015CHMPBristol CityAwayWon4-1Soccerball 2', Soccerball 18', Sub off 81'
352015-163 Nov 2015CHMPBurnleyAwayLost1-3
362015-167 Nov 2015CHMPBirminghamHomeLost2-5Sub off 55'
372015-1621 Nov 2015CHMPMK DonsAwayDrew1-1Soccerball 44'
382015-1628 Nov 2015CHMPPrestonHomeDrew1-1
392015-1612 Dec 2015CHMPBrentfordHomeDrew2-2Soccerball 64'
402015-1615 Dec 2015CHMPIpswichHomeLost1-2
412015-1619 Dec 2015CHMPBoltonAwayDrew2-2Sub off 64'
422015-1626 Dec 2015CHMPDerbyAwayLost0-2
432015-162 Jan 2016CHMPSheff WedHomeLost0-1
442015-169 Jan 2016FACSheff WedAwayLost1-2Sub on 25', Soccerball 43'
452015-1612 Jan 2016CHMPWolvesAwayLost2-3
462015-1616 Jan 2016CHMPHuddersfieldAwayDrew1-1Sub on 61'
472015-1623 Jan 2016CHMPHullHomeLost0-1
482015-166 Feb 2016CHMPDerbyHomeDrew1-1Sub off 76'
492015-1613 Feb 2016CHMPQPRAwayWon3-1Soccerball 40', Sub off 84'
502015-1616 Feb 2016CHMPBlackburnAwayLost0-3
512015-1620 Feb 2016CHMPCharltonHomeWon3-0
522015-1623 Feb 2016CHMPLeedsAwayDrew1-1
532015-1627 Feb 2016CHMPMiddlesbroughHomeLost0-2Sub on 22'
542015-165 Mar 2016CHMPReadingAwayDrew2-2Soccerball 8'
552015-168 Mar 2016CHMPBurnleyHomeLost2-3Soccerball 22'
562015-1612 Mar 2016CHMPBristol CityHomeLost1-2Sub off 85'
572015-1619 Mar 2016CHMPBirminghamAwayDrew1-1Yellow card 49', Sub off 87'
582015-162 Apr 2016CHMPMK DonsHomeWon2-1Soccerball 75', Yellow card 90+6'
592015-165 Apr 2016CHMPPrestonAwayWon2-1Soccerball 74'
602015-169 Apr 2016CHMPCardiffHomeWon2-1
612015-1615 Apr 2016CHMPBrightonAwayLost0-5
622015-1619 Apr 2016CHMPIpswichAwayDrew1-1Soccerball 66'
632015-1623 Apr 2016CHMPNottm ForestHomeLost1-3
642015-1630 Apr 2016CHMPBrentfordAwayLost0-3Sub on 46'

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2012-13 U18 squad
GK Granger GK Oberschmidt GK Rodak DF Arthurworrey DF Baba DF Burgess DF Donnelly DF O'Reilly DF Passley DF Richards MF Della-Verde MF Evans MF Hyndman MF O'Halloran MF Roberts MF Sambou MF Williams FW Dembélé FW Tankovic FW Tieku FW Woodrow
Manager
Flag of England Steve Wigley
Fulham FC
2013-14 U18 squad
GK Norman GK Rodak DF Adebayo DF Baba DF Burgess DF Donnelly DF Edun DF Sheckleford MF Elworthy MF Evans MF Hyndman MF Leacock-McLeod MF McDonald MF Nabay MF O'Halloran MF Roberts MF Sambou MF Smile FW Dembélé FW Humphrys FW Redford FW Williams
Manager
Flag of England Steve Wigley
Fulham FC
2013-14 U21 squad
GK Bettinelli GK Joronen DF Arthurworrey DF Brister DF Buatu DF Grimmer DF Kavanagh DF O'Reilly DF Passley DF Richards MF Banya MF Christensen MF David MF Della-Verde MF Mesca MF Minkwitz MF Plumain MF Pritchard MF Williams FW Dembélé FW Islamović FW Tanković FW Trotta FW Woodrow
Manager
Flag of Wales Kit Symons
Fulham FC
2013-14 squad
1. Stekelenburg 3. Riise 4. Senderos / Heitinga 5. Hangeland 6. Kvist 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov / Diarra 10. Ruiz / Holtby 11. Kačaniklić 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes / Mitroglou 19. Taarabt / Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Frei / Cole 22. Zverotić 23. Boateng 24. Dejagah 25. Woodrow 26. Roberts 27. Riether 28. Parker 29. Trotta 30. David 32. Dempsey 33. Burn 34. Plumain 35. Amorebieta 36. Mesca 37. Christensen 38. Etheridge 39. Bent 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Banya 43. Tanković 44. Grimmer 45. Dembélé 46. Passley 47. Rodák 48. Norman 49. Pritchard 52. G Williams
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Jol / Flag of the Netherlands Meulensteen / Flag of Germany Magath
Fulham FC
2014-15 squad
1. Király 2. Hoogland 3. Stafylidis 4. Hutchinson 5. Amorebieta 6. Bodurov 7. Eisfeld 8. Parker 9. Smith 10. Ruiz 11. Kačaniklić 12. Fofana 13. Zverotić / Guthrie 14. Roberts 15. Voser 16. Woodrow 17. Taggart 18. Mitroglou / Turner 19. Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Christensen 22. Fazlić 23. Casasola 24. Husband 25. Dembélé 26. Fotheringham / Lee 27. G Williams 28. Hyndman 29. Trotta / Richards 30. David 31. Arthurworrey 32. Kavanagh 33. Burn 34. Chihi 36. Mesca 37. Grimmer 38. Burgess 39. R Williams 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Rodák 43. Donnelly 44. McCormack 45. Evans --. Stekelenburg
Manager
Flag of Germany Magath / Flag of Wales Symons
Fulham FC
2015-16 squad
1. Bettinelli 2. Richards 3. Garbutt 4. Hutchinson 5. Stearman 6. Bodurov 7. Fredericks 8. Parker 9. Smith 10. Cairney 11. Kačaniklić 12. Lewis 13. Ream 14. Mattila 15. Voser / Madl 16. Woodrow 17. Williams 18. Pringle 19. Tunnicliffe 20. Labyad 21. Christensen 22. Taggart / Baird 23. O'Hara 24. Lonergan 25. Dembélé 26. Grimmer 27. Eisfeld 28. Hyndman 31. Ince 32. Kavanagh 33. Burn 34. Cole 38. Burgess 39. Evans 40. Husband / Sessegnon 41. Joronen 42. Rodák 43. Donnelly 44. McCormack 45. Amorebieta 46. Norman 47. Käit --. Mitroglou --. Stekelenburg
Manager
Flag of Wales Symons / Flag of Serbia Jokanović