Cassius Cissé: 5 facts about Djibril and Judie Littler’s son

Mokeira Obiero

Cassius Clay Cissé has made headlines for being the first-born son of Djibril Cissé and Judie Littler. 

Most football stars’ children follow in their parent’s footsteps, and it’s no exception to Cassius and his siblings, who have been raised by their father, a retired Liverpool and French footballer. 

Here are five facts about Cassius Clay Cissé regarding his football career, family, and siblings.

1. Cassius rejected top EPL football clubs

Cassius Cissé and Djibril Cissé share a passion for football as the latter is known to be a huge player for the Liverpool and French football clubs from 2002 to 2007. 

His son followed in his footsteps and joined a football club when he was 8. The only difference is that he rejected Liverpool, Manchester United, and Everton youth team offers.

Cassius snubbed trials and contracts from the top English Premier League teams, which was surprising given his father played for many teams in England. 

Cassius later signed a professional contract with the Crewe Alexandra youth team, a League Two team in English Division. 

His parents took it to social media to congratulate him and show how proud they were of him on his first contract signing.

2. He was named after Mohammed Ali

Cassius Clay Cissé was named after Muhammed Ali, a legendary boxer from the 1960s and 70s. 

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He was born on 6th March 2006 at the Countess of Chester hospital in Chester. The young footballer is Djibril and Judie Littler’s first-born son, born a year after marriage in 2005.

Ever since his birth, his parents and close family friends anticipated him to play for an English or French football club because it was his father’s country of origin. 

As it turns out, he did become a footballer and plays for the Crewe Alexandra football club in Crewe, UK.

3. His younger brother, Prince Cissé, is also a footballer

Djibril Cissé inspired his children to be footballers, as with Cassius and Prince Cissé. 

Jude Littler’s son, Prince, is a player in the Liverpool youth team, winning two trophies in the 21/22 season. 

In August 2022, Prince Kobe Cissé appeared at the Wales UEFA 15/16 and defeated the Sweden team.

His mother, Judie Littler, congratulated him on Twitter, stating, “1st International appearance for Wales UEFA U15/16 tournament for this young man, scored a penalty. Wales vs Sweden. Wales Won 1-1 on penalties”

Prince scored the penalty that led the Wales team to victory. She congratulated him on Instagram, saying, “Congratulations, buddy, on this International selection. Enjoy this wonderful experience. You deserve it.”

4. His parents divorced when he was six years old

Djibril Cissé and Judie Littler divorced in October 2012 after seven years of marriage. 

The reason behind the divorce is still unknown, but the former couple co-parent and are fully involved in the children’s lives.

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Judie Littler and her four children live in the Frodsham Manor in Cheshire. She does modelling, is a media personality, and actress and still holds the title of ‘Lady of the Manor’ even after her divorce from the former footballer. 

She was rumoured to date Ngolo Kante and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. 

Djibril Cissé retired from his football career in 2014 and currently works as a DJ. He participated in a dancing competition and is also a music producer.  

5. He and his siblings have been victims of racial abuse

Cassius and Prince have unfortunately been targets of racial abuse and slurs on social media. 

Some of these racial attacks include reference to the rival fans throwing bananas at Djibril and racial slurs on social media comments and messaging. 

The individuals have also racially attacked the children’s skin colour on social media, negatively affecting them and worrying their parents.

Their mother spoke to The Sunday Mirror, stating that her sons were suffering from the racial attacks and would take action against the online abuse and racism. 

Cissé, on the other hand, was very angry at the attacks on his sons and fully supported the police investigations regarding the cyberbullying attacks and racism. 

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