|Full name||Mehdi Abeid|
|Date of birth||6 August 1992|
|Place of birth||Montreuil, France|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2012–2013||→ St. Johnstone (loan)||12||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Panathinaikos (loan)||28||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:45, 3 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
- "After eight fantastic years at Lens, I have stagnated. I needed a change of air. I am not afraid to leave for abroad, I have had contact dating back some time and I visited the facilities there last week. I even trained with the reserve team. The leaders of the club told me about their plans and that they will rely on me for next season. For my part, I intend to give everything to develop in the Premier League. I already discussed things with Cheick Tioté and they encouraged me and welcomed my signature".
Abeid made his debut for Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly against Darlington, which was followed by a pitch invasion which caused the game to be delayed for ten minutes. On 20 September 2011, Abeid made his official debut for the club as a starter against Nottingham Forest in the third round of the 2011–12 Football League Cup. He scored his first goal in a 1–1 draw against Turkish side Fenerbahçe on 21 July 2012.
Loan to St. Johnstone
Loan to Panathinaikos
On 30 July 2013, Abeid signed a one-year loan deal with Panathinaikos. He scored his first goal in a match against Veria. He went on to help his team achieve third place, three points behind runners-up PAOK. He contributed with seven goals and five assists in 28 appearances, being the team's second-highest goalscorer of the season. On 26 April 2014, he helped Panathinaikos win the Greek Cup, their first since 2010. He then helped his team win the Greek play-offs for the Champions League by scoring two goals in four games.
Return to Newcastle United
On 1 November 2014, three years after he signed for the club, Abeid made his Premier League debut for Newcastle United, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 home win over Liverpool. He suffered a fractured toe while on international duty with Algeria in mid-November.
In 2009, Abeid was a member of the France national under-17 team at the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Germany. He played in all three of France's group games, starting two of them. He has also been capped at under-16 and under-18 level.
In September 2011, Abeid said that he was considering an offer to switch allegiance and represent Algeria at under-23 level. On 30 September, sports daily Le Buteur announced that Abeid had spoken to Algeria's under-23 coach Azzedine Aït Djoudi and confirmed that he would be joining the team for a training camp in October. On 8 October, he started for the team in a friendly against USM Alger. On 13 November, he made his official debut as a starter in a 2–0 win against South Africa. On 16 November, he was selected as part of Algeria's squad for the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship in Morocco.
In November 2014, Abeid received his first international call-up to the senior team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ethiopia and Mali. A fractured toe ruled him out of selection for both games.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Others||Total|
|RC Lens B||2009–10||CFA||8||0||0||0||0||0||—||8||0|
|Newcastle United||2011–12||Premier League||0||0||1||0||1||0||—||2||0|
|St. Johnstone (loan)||2012–13||Scottish Premier League||12||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||13||0|
|Panathinaikos (loan)||2013–14||Superleague Greece||28||7||6||1||0||0||4[b]||2||38||10|
|Newcastle United||2014–15||Premier League||3||0||0||0||3||0||—||6||0|
|Lens B total||19||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||19||3|
|Newcastle United total||3||0||2||0||4||0||2||0||11||0|
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- E.N. U23 : match nul des Olympiques contre l'USM Alger; DZFoot.com, 8 October 2011.
- EN U23 : Algérie 2-0 Afrique du Sud (amical); DZFoot, 13 November 2011.
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