French soccer right/left winger who played for the Newcastle United, Wigan Athletic, and Aston Villa football clubs.
He debuted with the French under-21 football team in September of 2007.
He signed a five-year contract with the Aston Villa football club in 2011.
He was born in Harfleur, France to a family of Congolese descent.
He and Nikos Dabizas both played for the Newcastle United F.C.