|Date of birth||December 9, 1971|
|Place of birth||Nantes, France|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1994–1995||→SC Bastia (loan)||38||(2)|
|1998–1999||Deportivo La Coruña||36||(6)|
|2000–2001||→FC Nantes (loan)||31||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
A product of FC Nantes's renowned youth system, Ziani was a key member for hometown squad from an early age, having represented the side on two separate stints: 1991-94 and 2000-04.
As a holding midfielder, he scored 11 league goals for RC Lens in 1997-98 for his first national championship, also achieved in 2001 with Nantes (the latter of which he contributed 31 appearances).
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