Association football player
27 February 1987, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges
Djaïd Kasri (born February 27, 1987 in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France) is a French-Algerian footballer. He currently plays for Royal Antwerp.
Kasri was born in France to Algerian parents originally from the village of Tansaout in the Béjaïa Province. He grew up in Valenton, a southeastern suburb of Paris.
At age 12, Kasri joined the FC Nantes Academy. On May 26, 2007, he made his debut for the first team as a 78th-minute substitute in a Ligue 1 game against Olympique Lyon, the final game of the 2006-2007 season. However, he left the club shortly after, signing a contract with Spanish club Real Zaragoza. After spending two seasons and half, he ended his contract with the club.
In July 2009, Kasri was linked with a move to English Premier League club Tottenham FC, with German club TSV 1860 München also interested in his services. In January 2010, Kasri went on trial with Belgian club Standard Liège. In May 2010, he went on trial with French Ligue 2 side Tours FC.
On June 16, 2010, Kasri signed a one-year contract with Algerian club JS Kabylie. However, on July 11, 2010, less than one month after signing, he was released from the club after failing to impress manager Alain Geiger during a pre-season camp in Morocco.