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Abdelkader Ghezzal
Abdelkader Ghezzal
Personal information
Full name Abdelkader Mohamed Ghezzal
Date of birth December 5, 1984 (1984-12-05) (age 25)
Place of birth Décines-Charpieu, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Siena
Number 18
Youth career
–1998 Vaux-en-Velin
1998–2002 Olympique Lyon
2002–2004 Vaux-en-Velin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 AS Saint-Priest 22 (11)
2005–2008 Crotone 39 (20)
2006 Biellese (loan) 12 (9)
2006–2007 Pro Sesto (loan) 31 (9)
2008– Siena 51 (9)
National team
2008– Algeria 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 27, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 25, 2010

Abdelkader Ghezzal (Arabic: عبد القادر غزال) (born December 5, 1984 in Décines-Charpieu, France) is a French-Algerian football player who is currently playing as a forward for A.C. Siena in the Italian Serie A.[1]



On June 13, 2008, Ghezzal signed for Serie A side Genoa C.F.C.. The club immediately looked to loan him to a Serie B team but he instead joined another Serie A side A.C. Siena on July 2, 2008, with both teams having a 50% ownership in the player.

International career

On October 23, 2008, in an interview with A.C. Siena's official website, Ghezzal indicated that he had spoken with Algeria head coach Rabah Saadane and that he was going to represent Algeria in international competition. Ghezzal had the opportunity to represent France, having been born there.[2]

On November 12, 2008, Ghezzal was called up by Algeria manager Rabah Saadane for a friendly against Mali on November 18, 2008 in Rouen, France.[3]

On February 11, 2009, Ghezzal scored his first goal for Algeria in a 2-1 win over Benin .


Goals for national team

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. February 11, 2009 Blida, Algeria  Benin 2-1 Won Friendly
2. June 7, 2009 Blida, Algeria  Egypt 3-1 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
3. October 11, 2009 Blida, Algeria  Rwanda 3-1 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification


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