Carl Medjani was born on 15 May, 1985. He is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as a central defender or defensive midfielder for Turkish club Sivasspor. While growing up, Medjani revered boxer Muhammad Ali.
After spending his youth development years at Saint-Étienne he was signed by Liverpool’s manager Gérard Houllier in August 2003. Liverpool beat off stiff competition from Premiership rivals Arsenal, Manchester United and German giants Bayern Munich to secure his services. At the start of the 2006–07 season, he rejoined Lorient, this time on a permanent basis. In the 2007–08 season, Medjani moved down to Ligue 2 joining Ajaccio for the remainder of the season. He soon made an immediate impact when he scored his first goal in the second round of Coupe de la Ligue during Ajaccio’s 4–2 loss against Montpellier. On 20 February 2009, Carl came on as a substitute in the second half and 18 minutes to the game, Medjani was sent off, along with Brahim Ferradj in the same minute, as Ajaccio drew 1–1 with Brest.
In January 2013, just prior to the closing of the transfer window, Medjani joined Monaco on a three and a half year contract from Ajaccio. In July 2013, He was sent out on loan to Olympiacos from Monaco until 1 January 2014, with the option of a permanent move. After six months with few appearances at Olympiacos, he returned to his parent club. Upon his return to France, Monaco then loaned him out to Valenciennes till the end of 2013/14 season. Following his loan spell at Valenciennes, Medjani’s time at Monaco came to an end despite having two years of his contract left.