Rachid Ghezzal Biography

Rachid Ghezzal

Quick Facts About Rachid Ghezzal

Celebrated Name Rachid Ghezzal
Age 29 Years
Nick Name Ghezza
Birth Name Rachid Ghezzal
Birth Date 1992-05-09
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Algerian and French
Birth Nation France
Place Of Birth Decines-Charpieu, France
Horoscope Taurus
Religion Muslim
Career Start 1998
Father Mohamed Ghezzal
Brothers Abdelkader Ghezzal and Lharcen Ghezzal
Marital Status Married
Wife Lydia
Children One daughter
Height 6 ft. 0 inches
Weight 65kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth €14 Million
Salary £1.1 Million
Current Team Besiktas
Position Winger
Jersey Number 18
Links Twitter Twitter

Rachid Ghezzal is a professional football player who plays for Turkish club Besiktas on loan from Premier League club Leicester City and the Algeria national team as a winger. He started playing football for the youth team of Vaulx-en-Velin in 1998 and played until 2004. In 2004, he joined the youth team of Lyon and began his career at the club where he played 119 games and scored 13 goals for them across all competitions.  In August 2017, he moved to Monaco on a free transfer where he made 35 appearances and scored twice for the club. On 5 August 2018, he joined Premier League club Leicester City on a four-year deal. On 2 September 2019, he was loaned to Serie A side ACF Fiorentina side on a season-long deal that includes the option to buy. There he made 21 appearances and scored once for the club. On 5 October 2020, he joined Turkish Super Leg club Besiktas on a season-long loan.

On the international level, he was eligible to play for both France and Algeria. Born in France, he represented France at the U20 level. He made his senior debut for his ancestral Algeria on 26 March 2015. He was part of their squad at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. 

What is Rachid Ghezzal Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.

Honors

  • Won the 2010-11, 2011-12 Championnat de France Amateur with Lyon Reserves.
  • Won the 2020-21 Super Lig with Besiktas.

Where is Rachid Ghezzal From?

Rachid Ghezzal was born on 9 May 1992. His birthplace is Decines-Charpieu, France. He was born to his father, Mohamed Ghezzal, and his mother whose identity is unknown. He grew up with his brothers, Abdelkader Ghezzal and Lharcen Ghezzal. He holds both Algerian and French nationality. His religion is Muslim. His horoscope sign is Taurus.

Rachid Ghezzal Lyon

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Rachid Ghezzal Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Vaulx-en-Velin in 1998 and played until 2004.
  • In 2004, he joined the youth team of Lyon. In 2010, he was then promoted to the reserves team of Lyon where he was featured with the club’s reserve team in the Championnat de France Amateur for two consecutive seasons.
  • Ahead of the 2012-13 season, he was promoted to the senior team and assigned the number 31 shirt. On 4 October 2012, he made his debut in a 4-3 win against Kiryat Shmona in a UEFA Europa League group stage away match. On 24 February 2013, he scored his first goal for Lyon in a 3-1 win against FC Lorient. During his first season for the club, he made 20 appearances and scored once in all the competitions.
  • In the 2013-14 season, he suffered a back injury for the first six months of Lyon's campaign, which saw him out of action until 10 January 2014, missing 32 of Lyon's games in the process. He then returned to the squad but did not make any appearances for Lyon for the rest of the season.

Rachid Ghezzal Leicester

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  • During the 2014-15 season, he made 23 appearances without scoring any goal in all the competitions.
  • In the 2015-16 season, he ended the season with 10 goals and 9 assists in 38 matches in all the competitions.
  • In the 2016-17 season, he ended the season with 3 goals and 7 assists in 38 matches in all the competitions.
  • On 7 August 2017, he joined fellow Ligue 1 team Monaco on a free transfer. On 18 August 2017, he made his Monaco debut in a 1-0 away win FC Metz. On 22 September 2017, he scored his first goal for the club in a 4-0 away win against LOSC Lille. During his career at Monaco, he made 35 appearances and scored twice for the club.
  • On 5 August 2018, he joined Premier League club Leicester City on a four-year deal. On 10 August 2018, he made his Premier League debut for the club in a 2-1 loss against Manchester United. On 28 August 2018, he scored his first Leicester goal, a long-range strike from outside the box, in a 4-0 win over Fleetwood Town. On 1 September 2019, he scored his first Premier League goal for the club in a 1-2 loss against Liverpool. During his first season for the club, he made 23 appearances and scored 3 goals in all the competitions.

Rachid Ghezzal Fiorentina

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  • On 2 September 2019, he was loaned to Serie A side ACF Fiorentina side on a season-long deal that includes the option to buy. On 29 September 2019, he made his Serie A debut in a 3-1 win against AC Milan. On 15 June 2020, he scored his first AC Milan goal in a 3-1 win against US Lecce. During his loan spell at ACF Fiorentina, he made 21 appearances and scored once in all the competitions.
  • On 5 October 2020, he joined Turkish Super Leg club Besiktas on a season-long loan. On 26 October 2020, he made his Besiktas debut in a 2-3 win against Denizlispor. On 15 February 2021, he scored his first Besiktas goal in a 3-0 win against Genclerbirligi. During his loan spell at Besiktas, he ended the season with 8 goals and 17 assists in 34 matches in all the competitions. There he won the 2020-21 Super Lig with the club.

Rachid Ghezzal Besiktas

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Rachid Ghezzal International

  • Born in France, he represented France at the U20 level. 
  • He holds both France and Algerian nationality but chose to represent Algeria internationally.
  • He made his senior debut for his ancestral Algeria on 26 March 2015 in a 1-0 friendly loss against Qatar.
  • He was part of their squad at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. 

Rachid Ghezzal Algeria

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Rachid Ghezzal Wife 

Looking at his personal life, Rachid Ghezzal is a married guy. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend, Lydia. The couple is blessed with one daughter. He is having an intimate relationship with his love and daughter where they are living their life happily together. 

Rachid Ghezzal Height and Weight

Rachid Ghezzal stands at a height of 1.82m i.e. 6 feet and 0 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 65kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is black and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

Rachid Ghezzal Net Worth and Salary

Rachid Ghezzal earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In the summer 2016, he moved to Rot Weiss Ahlen. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is €14 million and his salary is £1.1 million. His market value is around €9 million.  

Did You Know?

  • He started paying football at the age of 6.
  • He wears shirt number 18 for Besiktas.
  • He is the younger brother of Algerian international Abdelkader Ghezzal.
  • He holds both France and Algerian nationality but chose to represent Algeria internationally.