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