The attack-minded midfielder follows in his father’s footsteps by playing for Algeria. His dad, Nasser, was an international striker during the 1970s and early 80s. France-born Guedioura’s first international cap in May capped a stellar few months. Signed on an initial loan deal by Wolves from Belgian club Charleroi in January, he impressed sufficiently to earn a three-year contract.
He has made 14 appearances for Wolves and scored a 20-yard winner against Sunderland on the last day of the season, when he played wide right. He says his first memories of English football are of watching Eric Cantona at Manchester United. Guedioura, who grew up in western France, has steadily worked his way up the divisions.
After being released by Sedan as a teenager, he joined amateur Paris side Noisy-le-Sec in the French Fourth Division. He then spent a season each at two Third Division clubs in Paris before moving to the Belgian top flight in 2008 to join newly-promoted Kortrijk. Six months later he switched to Charleroi.
Sporting prowess runs in his family – as well as his dad’s success with Algeria’s national team, his mother was a Spanish basketball player.
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