Nabil Ghilas was born on 20 April, 1990 in Marseille, France. He is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Göztepe S.K. and the Algeria national team as a striker.
Ghilas only played amateur football in the country. In 2010, aged 20, he transferred to Moreirense F.C. in Portugal, being immediately loaned to F.C. Vizela in the third division. He returned for the 2011–12 season, helping his club return to the Primeira Liga after a seven-year absence. Nabil appeared in all 30 games for the Moreira de Cónegos side in the 2012–13 campaign, scoring 13 goals in the league and 16 overall. Highlights included braces in home wins against C.D. Nacional (3–1) and S.C. Beira-Mar (3–0), but his team suffered immediate relegation back.
On 8 July 2013, Ghilas joined FC Porto on a four-year contract for a fee rumored to be around €3 million, with a buyout clause of €30m. He made his official debut for the club on 22 September, playing injury time in a 2–2 draw at G.D. Estoril Praia.
Internationally, Nabil was called up to the Algeria national team for the first time in March 2013, for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Benin, but did not play in the match. He gained his first cap on 9 June against the same opponent and for the same competition, replacing Islam Slimani in the 74th minute and scoring the last goal in a 3–1 away win. Ghilas made his World Cup debut on 17 June 2014, playing the last six minutes of a 1–2 group stage loss to Belgium in Belo Horizonte.