French defender who played for Liverpool from 1999 to 2006, helping the team win the UEFA Champions League in 2005 and an FA Cup in 2006.
He began his professional career with the French team Stade Lavallois in 1996.
He played for the Mali national team from 2004 to 2006.
He was raised with five brothers and five sisters.
He played alongside Steven Gerrard on Liverpool from 1999 to 2006.