Speedy defender who played for Lyon from 2009 to 2012, then joined Valencia in 2012; became a member of the French national team in 2010.
He began playing in his hometown for the club Blois Foot 41 in 1999.
He made his professional debut for Gueugnon in 2007.
He was born to Senegalese parents and learned to play soccer from his three older brothers.
He joined Steven Gerrard on Liverpool in 2013.