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 33)
Place of birth Dijon, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 14
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)
2014–2015 Lorient 24 (1)
2015– Bastia 25 (0)
National team
2010– Algeria 25 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:24, 3 February 2016 (UTC).

‡ 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 footballer who plays as a midfielder for SC Bastia 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]

On August 27, 2015, Bastia reached an agreement with FC Lorient to sign Mostefa.[6]

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.[7] He made his debut in that game as a starter, before being substituted off in the 69th minute.[8] On March 26, 2011, Mostefa played his first official match for Algeria in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Morocco.[9] He played the entire match as Algeria went on to win 1-0.