He began his professional career with Quimper in 2009.
He scored 6 goals in 60 appearances for Le Havre from 2011 to 2014. In 2016, he was named CAF's African Footballer of the Year.
He married Rita Johal in 2015; they have two daughters together.
He and Djamel Mesbah became teammates on the Algerian national team.