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 23)
Place of birth Montreuil, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Panathinaikos
Number 6
Youth career
1999–2002 Thiais
2002–2003 US Alfortville
2003–2011 Lens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Newcastle United 13 (0)
2013 St. Johnstone (loan) 12 (0)
2013–2014 Panathinaikos (loan) 28 (7)
2015– Panathinaikos 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 France U16 11 (2)
2008–2009 France U17 16 (3)
2010 France U18 2 (0)
2011 Algeria U23 5 (0)
2015– Algeria 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:00, June 14, 2015 (EST).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:00, June 14, 2015 (EST)

Mehdi Abeid (born 6 August 1992) is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for Greek club Panathinaikos 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]

Panathinaikos[edit]

On 18 August 2015, Abeid joined Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee.[14]

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.[15] On 8 October, he started for the team in a friendly against USM Alger.[16] On 13 November, he made his official debut as a starter in a 2–0 win against South Africa.[17] On 16 November, he was selected as part of Algeria's squad for the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship in Morocco.[18]

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.[19] A fractured toe ruled him out of selection for both games.[13] In June 2015, he made his full international debut, coming on as a substitute for the last 5 minutes of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 May 2015.[4][21]
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 13 0 0 0 3 0 16 0
Panathinaikos 2015–16 Superleague Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lens B total 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 3
Newcastle United total 13 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 21 0
Panathinaikos total 13 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 21 0
Career total 72 10 9 1 4 0 6 2 91 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. ^ "Mehdi Abeid leaves Newcastle for Greek club Panathinaikos". BBC Sport. 21 August 2015. 
  15. ^ EN olympique : Abeid convoqué; Le Buteur, 30 September 2011.
  16. ^ E.N. U23 : match nul des Olympiques contre l'USM Alger; DZFoot.com, 8 October 2011.
  17. ^ EN U23 : Algérie 2-0 Afrique du Sud (amical); DZFoot, 13 November 2011.
  18. ^ EN U23 : Les 21 joueurs sélectionnés; DZFoot, 16 November 2011.
  19. ^ "Newcastle's Abeid earns call-up to Algeria squad". Reuters Africa. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "Algérie 4-0 Seychelles". DZfoot. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  21. ^ Mehdi Abeid career statistics at Soccerbase

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