Professional Football Player
Djamel Mesbah born in Zighoud Youcef is an Algerian footballer who currently plays as left-sided midfielder for US Lecce in Italy's Serie B.
Mesbah began his playing career in the junior ranks of French club US Annecy-le-Vieux before being spotted by scouts from Swiss side Servette FC in 2001.
He progressed through the ranks at Servette FC and made his senior debut in the 2003/2004 season, playing in 11 games and scoring 3 goals. In the summer of 2004, he left the club as it was facing financial difficulties and joined FC Basel. Used mostly as a sub, he would go on to make just 11 appearances and score 1 goal.
In January, 2006, he was loaned out to FC Lorient who were playing in Ligue 2 at the time. However, he was injured before he could make his debut and never featured for them. In the summer of 2006, he signed with FC Aarau. He was signed by FC Luzern on July 1, 2008 but on September 1 was loaned to U.S. Avellino in Italy. In July 2009 he was signed by U.S. Lecce
He won the Swiss Super League once with FC Basel in 2005.