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)
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 0 (0)
2012–2013 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 8 May 2014 (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.[2]

Club career[edit]

RC Lens[edit]

Abeid joined RC Lens in 2003, and he was part of the academy team for eight years before he left to join Newcastle United.[3] He trained with the Reserves.

Newcastle United[edit]

Abeid joined Newcastle United on the 25th of May 2011, passed a medical, and later he signed a five-year contract at St James' Park.[4] Following, 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 Cheik Tiote 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 10 minutes.[5] 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.[6] Abeid scored his first goal in Newcastle colours on 21 July 2012 in a 1-1 draw against Turkish side Fenerbahçe.[7]

Loan to St Johnstone[edit]

On 31 January 2013, he went to play on loan for SPL side St Johnstone until the end of the season.[8]

Loan to Panathinaikos[edit]

On 30 July 2013, he signed a 1-year loan deal with Panathinaikos. He scored his first goal in a match against Veria. He went on to have a successful league campaign, helping his team achieve third place, just three points behind runners-up PAOK. He maintained a healthy scoring record with 7 goals and 5 assists in 28 appearances, being the team's second-highest goalscorer of the season.[9]

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

He then helped his team win the Greek play-offs for the Champions League by scoring two goals in four games.

International career[edit]

In 2009, Abeid was a member of the French under-17 national team at the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Germany. He played in all three of France's group games, starting two of them. He also been capped at under-16 and under-18 level.

In September 2011, Abeid said that he was considering an offer to switch allegiances and represent Algeria at under-23 level.[2] On September 30, 2011, 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.[11] On October 8, 2011, he made unofficial debut for the team as a starter in a friendly against USM Alger.[12] On November 13, 2011, he made his official debut as a starter in a 2-0 win against South Africa.[13] On November 16, 2011, he was selected as part of Algeria's squad for the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship in Morocco.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 May 2014.[3][15]
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 0 0 8 0
2010–11 CFA 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3
Newcastle United 2011–12 Premier League 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 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
Lens B total 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 3
Newcastle United total 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Career total 59 10 9 1 1 0 6 2 75 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. ^ a b Mehdi Abeid won't be put off his Carling Cup chance; JournalLive.co.uk, 20 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b Mehdi Abeid; FootballDatabase.eu, 27 September 2011.
  4. ^ Sky Sports http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_6951664,00.html |url= missing title (help). 
  5. ^ Marhsall, Anthony (15 July 2011). "Darlington 0 Newcastle 2". Newcastle United FC. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Marhsall, Anthony (20 September 2011). "Forest 3 Newcastle 4 (After Extra-Time)". Newcastle United FC. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Marhsall, Anthony (21 July 2012). "Newcastle 1 Fenerbahce 1". Newcastle United FC. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "St Johnstone: Loan deals for duo as Kevin Moon leaves". BBC Sport. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  9. ^ http://ca.soccerway.com/teams/greece/panathinaikos-fc/1039/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/panathinaikos-beats-paok-4-1-greek-cup-final-200652128.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ EN olympique : Abeid convoqué; Le Buteur, 30 September 2011.
  12. ^ E.N. U23 : match nul des Olympiques contre l'USM Alger; DZFoot.com, October 8, 2011.
  13. ^ EN U23 : Algérie 2-0 Afrique du Sud (amical); DZFoot, November 13, 2011.
  14. ^ EN U23 : Les 21 joueurs sélectionnés; DZFoot, November 16, 2011.
  15. ^ Mehdi Abeid career stats at Soccerbase

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