Algerian soccer player best known as a midfielder for teams like Panathinaikos and Newcastle United. He has played internationally for both the French and Algerian national teams.
He was born in Montreuil and began playing youth soccer for Thiais in 1999.
He won the Greek Cup title with Panathinaikos in 2014.
His parents are originally from Ain Temouchent, Algeria.
He has been coached by Alan Pardew at Newcastle United.