The striker began his professional career at Paris Saint-Germain. He played his first professional game on 7 February 1996 against AS Monaco. As a young player, he played with top European clubs such as PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Liverpool, but again he fell out with team-mates, the fans or his club and then moved up to the club. Despite his combative nature and his difficult way he could celebrate with his clubs with great success. Although he does not fulfill the expectations placed in him at Real Madrid could, he won the Royal in the season 1999/2000 the UEFA Champions League. In the final against Valencia, he was in the 79th Manuel Sanchis Hontiyuelo minute with the score at 3-0 exchanged for real. He also brought with Arsenal and with Fenerbahce once each to the national title.