Center back nicknamed Kirikou who was named the UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year with Paris Saint-Germain in 2011.
He played five years in the Paris Saint-Germain youth ranks before joining the senior team in 2007.
He played for France's U16-U21 teams before making his senior international debut in 2010.
He had a daughter named Aida with his wife Mazda Magui.
He joined fellow defender Bacary Sagna on France's national team in 2007.