Moussa Djenepo

Moussa Djenepo (born 15 June 1998) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Southampton and the Mali national team.

Moussa Djenepo
Personal information
Full name Moussa Djenepo
Date of birth (1998-06-15) 15 June 1998
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
2016–2017 Yeelen Olympique
2017Standard Liège (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2019 Standard Liège 49 (9)
2019– Southampton 5 (2)
National team
2017– Mali U20 3 (6)
2017– Mali 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2019

Club career

Early career

Djenepo began his career at Yeelen Olympique in Mali.[2]

Standard Liège

On 31 January 2017, Djenepo joined Standard Liège on loan with option to buy.[3] The club activated his buyout clause on 30 May 2017, hence making the transfer move permanent.[4] He made his professional debut with Standard Liège in a 4–0 loss in the Belgian First Division A to Club Brugge on 27 August 2017.[5] Djenepo netted his first goal on 11 March 2018 in a 3–2 away victory against Oostende at Versluys Arena.[6][7]

On 17 March 2018, Djenepo played when he came on as a substitute for Mehdi Carcela as Standard Liège beat Genk 1–0 after extra time to win the 2018 Belgian Cup Final and qualify for the UEFA Europa League.[8][9]


On 13 June 2019, Djenepo signed a four-year contract with Premier League club Southampton[10][11] for a reported fee of £14 million.[12] He scored his first goal for the Saints on 24 August 2019 in a 2–0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.[13]

International career

Djenepo is a youth international for the Mali under-20 team, appearing in the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.[14][15][16]

Djenepo received his first call-up to the senior team on 3 October 2017.[17] He made his debut on 6 October in a goalless 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match with Ivory Coast.[18] On 23 March 2019, Djenepo scored against South Sudan in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification home fixture, which ended in a 3–0 victory.[19]

Career statistics


As of match played 2 November 2019[20]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[lower-alpha 1] League Cup[lower-alpha 2] Europe Other Total
Standard Liège 2017–18 Belgian First Division A 17150221
2018–19 Belgian First Division A 3286[lower-alpha 3]31[lower-alpha 4]03911
Total 4995063106112
Southampton 2019–20[21] Premier League 421052
Career total 5311501063106614
  1. Includes the Belgian Cup and the FA Cup
  2. Includes the EFL Cup
  3. One appearance in the UEFA Champions League, five appearances and three goals in the UEFA Europa League
  4. Appearance in the Belgian Super Cup


As of matches played 17 November 2019[22]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals

International goals

As of match played 17 November 2019. Mali score listed first, score column indicates score after each Djenepo goal.[22]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 March 2019Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali8 South Sudan2–03–02019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2 17 November 2019Stade Omnisports, N'Djamena, Chad15 Chad1–02–02021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


Standard Liège



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  8. "Standard victorious in Belgian Cup Final". Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie. 18 March 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  9. "Coupe Belgique". Le Soir (in French). 17 March 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
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  13. "Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton". BBC Sport. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
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  17. "Programme de nos 14 internationaux".
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  23. "Club Brugge verovert vijftiende titel". RTL Nieuws (in Dutch). Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
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