Ten Fast Facts - Sofiane Feghouli

Find out more about West Ham United's second summer signing - Algeria international winger Sofiane Feghouli...
  • Sofiane Feghouli hails from the same Paris suburb – Levallois-Perret – as 1905 Tour de France winning cyclist Louis Trousselier
  • Feghouli is the youngest of four sons of Algerian-born parents who emigrated to France
  • The winger played for Red Star and Paris FC in the French capital before moving to Grenoble Foot 38 as a teenager
  • Feghouli won promotion to Ligue 1 in 2007/08 – his first season as a regular in Grenoble’s starting XI
  • The 26-year-old joined Spanish Primera Division club Valencia CF on a free transfer in summer 2010
  • The wideman made his UEFA Champions League debut for Valencia against Manchester United at Old Trafford in December 2010
  • Feghouli switched international allegiance from France to Algeria in 2011, scoring on his debut against The Gambia in February 2012
  • The Desert Foxes star won the Algerian Footballer of the Year award in 2012 – an award won last season by Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez
  • The Hammers new boy appeared at the 2013 and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and also scored against Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals
  • Feghouli has averaged more than 47 games per season over his five full campaigns with Valencia