High striker known for his exceptional heading capability who joined up with Crystal Palace in 2013 following spending 3 years with Arsenal. He joined up with the Moroccan nationwide group in 2003. His youngsters career started in 1988 for Nerac and he debuted skillfully in 2002 with Bordeaux. He performed on France’s under-19 nationwide team. He grew up with two siblings, Yassin and Amal, and his parents are both Moroccan. He performed alongside French midfielder Yoann Gourcuff on Bordeaux.