Center who joined Everton in 2009 after previously playing with Manchester City from 2002 to 2007 and Portsmouth from 2007 to 2009.
He began his career in the non-league side Joue-les-Tours, moving to Tours a year later, and joining the Premier league on loan to Newcastle afterwards.
In 2012, a rare poor play of his during the FA Cup semi-final cost Everton a win, and he personally apologized to fans over Twitter.
He was born in Bagnolet, France.
He became teammates with goalkeeper Tim Howard on Everton.