|Full name||Abdelkader Mohamed Ghezzal|
|Date of birth||5 December 1984|
|Place of birth||Décines-Charpieu, France|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Striker, Midfielder|
|2006||→ Biellese (loan)||12||(9)|
|2006–2007||→ Pro Sesto (loan)||31||(9)|
|2011–2012||→ Cesena (loan)||13||(0)|
|2012||→ Levante (loan)||16||(2)|
|2013–2014||→ Latina (loan)||25||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
After starting his career with a number of minor league clubs in France, Ghezzal moved to Italy in 2005 to join Crotone. There, he managed to breakthrough to the higher level by scoring 20 goals in the Serie C1/B 2007–08 season, guiding his club to a Serie B promotion.
On 13 June 2008, Ghezzal signed with the Serie A side Genoa C.F.C., for €2 million. However, Ghezzal joined another Serie A squad A.C. Siena on 2 July 2008 for €3.5 million. It was part of the deal that Fernando Forestieri returned to Genoa for €4.5 million. Early in June Manuel Coppola joined Siena in co-ownership deal for €1.5 million.
On 1 July 2010, Ghezzal joined A.S. Bari, signing a four-year contract with the club, in co-ownership deal, for €2.25 million. Co-currently, Siena signed Pedro Kamatà and Filippo Carobbio also in co-ownership deal, for €500,000 each, made Ghezzal worth €1.25 million cash plus players.
In June 2011 Bari purchased Ghezzal outright for pre-agreed €2.25 million, again, it involved player swap. Kamatà and Carobbio joined Siena outright for pre-agreed price (€1 million in total), as well as Nicola Belmonte joined Siena outright after two-year loan in Bari for €1.25 million, thus the deal did not involve cash.
On 23 October 2008, in an interview with A.C. Siena's official website, Ghezzal indicated that he had spoken with Algeria head coach Rabah Saadane and that he was going to represent Algeria in international competition. Ghezzal had the opportunity to represent France, having been born there.
On 13 June, at the 2010 FIFA World Cup group stage, Ghezzal was brought on as a substitute in a match against Slovenia, but was subsequently sent off for two yellow card offences within thirteen minutes of being on the pitch.
|Italy||League||Coppa Italia||League Cup||Total|
|1.||11 February 2009||Blida, Algeria||Benin||2–1||Won||Friendly|
|2.||7 June 2009||Blida, Algeria||Egypt||3–1||Won||2010 WCQ|
|3.||11 October 2009||Blida, Algeria||Rwanda||3–1||Won||2010 WCQ|
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- "Ghezzal: Stiamo lavorando molto bene" (in Italian). AC Siena. 23 October 2008. Archived from the original on 28 October 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- Genoa CFC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2008 (in Italian)
- "Bari: Altre operazioni di mercato" (in Italian). AS Bari. 1 July 2010. Archived from the original on 16 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- AS Bari Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (in Italian)
- AC Siena Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
- Ghezzal: " Cesena è stata la mia prima scelta" (in Italian) Archived 20 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Mercato, ceduto Ghezzal" (in Italian). AS Bari. 29 August 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Bari, ultimatum a Ghezzal: "Accettasse il Parma o non giocherà più"". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 20 August 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- "Doppio colpo in attacco" (in Italian). US Latina Calcio. 29 August 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
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- "World Cup 2010". BBC. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
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- Abdelkader Ghezzal at National-Football-Teams.com