Winger and attacking midfielder who joined the Queens Park Rangers in 2010 and became a member of the Moroccan national team in 2009.
He entered the RC Lens youth system in 2004 and played for France at the U-18 level.
After two solid seasons with QPR he signed a contract in 2012 keeping him on the club through 2016, but his future became more uncertain as the club faced relegation from the Premier League.
His religion played a big role in his life, and he credited his parents with helping him preserve it.
Oussama Assaidi, the Liverpool winger, was another well-known Moroccan in the Premier League.