French striker who joined Chelsea FC in 2013 after spending two years with Newcastle United. He became a member of Senegal's national team in 2007. He signed with Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League in 2015.
He began his youth career with Port Autonome at age 14.
He scored 37 goals in 97 appearances for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga between 2007 and 2011.
He was raised with six siblings. He married Aliyah Raey.
He became teammates with David Luiz on Chelsea in 2013.