Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Adlène Guedioura was born on 12 November, 1985. He is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Middlesbrough and the Algeria national team. Guedioura is known for his powerful long-range shots, earning him the nickname Rocket Factory. In the 2011–12 season, he won “Goal of the Season” for both Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers. He is thought to be the first footballer ever to win the award for two clubs in the same season. Guedioura is the son of former Algerian international striker, Nacer Guedioura. His mother is a mix of Algerian and Spanish descent and was a former basketball player in Spain. His younger brother Nabil Guedioura is also a professional footballer who last played for Crystal Palace U21’s development team. Guedioura is Muslim.
Adlène, born in La Roche-sur-Yon, France, started playing amateur football with Racing Paris, in the Fifth Tier of French football. His impressive form for the club attracted attention from Ligue 2 club Sedan, who he then joined in 2004. Guedioura struggled to find any first team chances at Sedan and left the club in 2005 to join French Fourth Tier club Noisy-le-Sec. He moved from French Third Tier football into Belgian football in the summer of 2008, joining Belgian Pro League side Kortrijk on a two-year deal. Within 24 hours of his arrival, he made his Wolves debut as a substitute in a goalless draw against Liverpool, soon becoming a regular starter as the club ensured their survival in the Premier League for the first time.
On 30 January 2012, Adlène joined Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season. He made his debut for Nottingham Forest in their 0–2 loss against Burnley on 31 January 2012. On 3 September 2013 and completed a late deadline day move to Premier League side Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal. After two successful loan spells at Watford in the 2014–15 season, an agreement was reached between Crystal Palace and Watford for a permanent transfer on 1 September 2015. Guedioura signed a three-year deal with “The Hornets” On 31 January 2017, it was announced that Guedioura had joined Premier League club Middlesbrough on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
Looking at his international career profile; Guedioura received his first international recognition when he was included in Algeria’s preliminary squad for the 2010 World Cup. He made his international debut on 28 May 2010 in a 0–3 defeat to the Republic of Ireland, before being confirmed in the final squad for the tournament in South Africa. He appeared as a substitute in all three of Algeria’s group games – against Slovenia, England and the USA – during the competition where the team finished bottom of their group. On 3 September 2010 Adlène scored the equalizer in a 1–1 home draw with Tanzania in the 2012 African nations qualifier winning Algeria their first point of the campaign.