Mehdi Abeid

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Mehdi Abeid
Personal information
Full name Mehdi Abeid[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Montreuil, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 30
Youth career
1999–2002 Thiais
2002–2003 US Alfortville
2003–2011 Lens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Newcastle United 12 (0)
2013 St. Johnstone (loan) 12 (0)
2013–2014 Panathinaikos (loan) 28 (7)
National team
2007–2008 France U16 11 (2)
2008–2009 France U17 16 (3)
2010 France U18 2 (0)
2011– Algeria U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:31, 22 March 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Mehdi Abeid (born 6 August 1992) is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for English club Newcastle United as a midfielder.

Personal[edit]

Abeid was born in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, to Algerian parents originally from Aïn Témouchent, Algeria.[3]

Club career[edit]

Lens[edit]

Abeid joined Lens in 2003 and was part of the academy team for eight years before he left to join Newcastle United.[4]

Newcastle United[edit]

Abeid joined Newcastle United on 25 May 2011, signing a five-year contract.[5] Following his transfer, he stated:

"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.[6] 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.[7] He scored his first goal in a 1–1 draw against Turkish side Fenerbahçe on 21 July 2012.[8]

Loan to St. Johnstone[edit]

On 31 January 2013, Abeid went on loan to Scottish Premier League side St. Johnstone until the end of the season.[9]

Loan to Panathinaikos[edit]

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.[10] On 26 April 2014, he helped Panathinaikos win the Greek Cup, their first since 2010.[11] 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[edit]

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.[12] He suffered a fractured toe while on international duty with Algeria in mid-November.[13]

International career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[14] On 8 October, he started for the team in a friendly against USM Alger.[15] On 13 November, he made his official debut as a starter in a 2–0 win against South Africa.[16] On 16 November, he was selected as part of Algeria's squad for the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship in Morocco.[17]

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.[18] A fractured toe ruled him out of selection for both games.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 4 March 2015.[4][19]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Others Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
RC Lens B 2009–10 CFA 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2010–11 CFA 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
Newcastle United 2011–12 Premier League 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 3 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 10 0 0 0 3 0 13 0
Lens B total 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 3
Newcastle United total 10 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 18 0
Career total 67 10 9 1 4 0 6 2 86 13
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ Appearances in the Superleague Greece UEFA Champions League play-offs.

Honours[edit]

Panathinaikos

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League: notification of shirt numbers" (PDF). Premier League. p. 14. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Newcastle United - Mehdi Abeid". Newcastle United. 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Mehdi Abeid won't be put off his Carling Cup chance". The Journal. 20 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Mehdi Abeid; FootballDatabase.eu, 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Toon seal Abeid swoop". Sky Sports. 25 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Marshall, Anthony (15 July 2011). "Darlington 0 Newcastle 2". Newcastle United FC. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Marshall, Anthony (20 September 2011). "Forest 3 Newcastle 4 (After Extra-Time)". Newcastle United FC. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Marshall, Anthony (21 July 2012). "Newcastle 1 Fenerbahce 1". Newcastle United FC. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "St Johnstone: Loan deals for duo as Kevin Moon leaves". BBC Sport. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Greece - Panathinaikos FC". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Panathinaikos beats PAOK 4-1 in Greek Cup final". 26 April 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (1 November 2014). "Newcastle United 1-0 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 
  13. ^ a b Douglas, Mark (17 November 2014). "Newcastle United pondering loan exits after Mehdi Abeid suffers injury blow". Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  14. ^ EN olympique : Abeid convoqué; Le Buteur, 30 September 2011.
  15. ^ E.N. U23 : match nul des Olympiques contre l'USM Alger; DZFoot.com, 8 October 2011.
  16. ^ EN U23 : Algérie 2-0 Afrique du Sud (amical); DZFoot, 13 November 2011.
  17. ^ EN U23 : Les 21 joueurs sélectionnés; DZFoot, 16 November 2011.
  18. ^ "Newcastle's Abeid earns call-up to Algeria squad". Reuters Africa. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  19. ^ Mehdi Abeid career statistics at Soccerbase

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