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Abdelmalek Ziaya
Personal information
Full name Abdelmalek Ziaya
Date of birth 23 January 1984 (1984-01-23) (age 26)
Place of birth Guelma, Algeria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Al-Ittihad
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002-2005 ES Guelma 62 (77)
2005-2010 ES Sétif 93 (27)
2010- Ittihad Jeddah 2 (1)
National team
2010- Algeria 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:59, 18 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:59, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Abdelmalek Ziaya (born January 23, 1984 in Guelma) is an Algerian footballer who is currently playing for Ittihad Jeddah in the Saudi Premier League.

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ES Sétif

Ziaya plays regularly in ES Sétif's first team, and was a fixture in the club's Arab Champions League 2006-2007 triumph, scoring a goal against Al-Ittihad in the second round[1] and against Al-Nasr in the group stage.[2] Ziaya scored again in the Arab Champions League 2007-2008 versus Al-Wehda in the 1/16-finals.[3]

On 26 December, 2009, it was announced that the 25-year-old Algerian striker was going to move on loan from ES Sétif to FC Sochaux with an option to buy.[4]. However, 4 days later, it was reported that ES Sétif president refused to loan the player to Sochaux and was negotiating with Saudi Arabian club Ittihad Jeddah.[5]

Ittihad Jeddah

On January 6, 2010, Ziaya signed a two-year contract with Saudi Arabian Ittihad Jeddah, with the club paying €2 million for the transfer.[6] He scored two goals in his first game for the club, a 4-1 win in a friendly against Al-Ettifaq.[7] On February 23, 2010, Ziaya made his official debut for Al-Ittihad in an AFC Champions League match against FC Bunyodkor in Uzbekistan, with the score ending 3-0 in favour of the home side.[8] He scored his first official goal for the club on March 8, 2010 in an AFC Champions League match Zob Ahan.[9] Ziaya scored the goal in the 16th minute of the game, with the game ending 2-2. In his first league game for Ittihad, on March 14 against Al-Ahli, he delivered an assist to Manaf Abushgeer for the only goal of the game.[10]

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International Career

After showing excellent form for ES Setif in 2009, scoring 15 goals in 13 games in the 2009 CAF Confederation Cup and a further 8 goals in first half of the domestic league, Ziaya was called up by Rabah Saadane for the 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola.[12]

On January 12, 2010, Ziaya made his debut for the Algerian National Team coming on as a substitute in the 63rd minute in a group game against Malawi at the 2010 African Cup of Nations.[13]

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