Mehdi Mostefa

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Mehdi Mostefa
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Mostefa in 2014
Personal information
Full name Mehdi Mostefa Sbaa
Date of birth (1983-08-30) August 30, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Dijon, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 32
Youth career
1994–1997 Fontaine-les-Dijon FC
1997–1998 Dijon
1998–2003 Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Valence 37 (1)
2005–2006 Montluçon - (-)
2006–2007 Sète 31 (4)
2007–2011 Nîmes 104 (6)
2011–2014 Ajaccio 101 (7)
2014– Lorient 11 (0)
National team
2010– Algeria 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:46, 13 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014

Mehdi Mostefa Sbaa (Arabic: مهدي مصطفى سبع‎; born August 30, 1983) is an Algerian international footballer who plays as a midfielder for his new club, FC Lorient in France's Ligue 1.[1]


Mostefa was born in Dijon, France, to an Algerian father and a French mother.[2] His father is originally from the town of Mazouna in the Relizane District in Algeria.[3]

Club career[edit]

On June 6, 2011, Mostefa signed a two years contract with newly promoted Ligue 1 side AC Ajaccio.[4]

On August 7, 2014, Mostefa moved to FC Lorient for a three years contract because he's interested with the club project.[5]

International career[edit]

On October 30, 2010, Mostefa was called up to the Algerian national team by head coach Abdelhak Benchikha for a friendly against Luxembourg.[6] He made his debut in that game as a starter, before being substituted off in the 69th minute.[7] On March 26, 2011, Mostefa played his first official match for Algeria in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Morocco.[8] He played the entire match as Algeria went on to win 1-0.