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Lakhdar Belloumi

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Full name  Lakhdar Belloumi
Years  Team
Weight  68 kg
1970–1973  O. Sempac
Height  1.78 m

Current team  Retired
Role  Football player
Place of birth  Mascara, Algeria
Name  Lakhdar Belloumi
Playing position  Midfielder
Lakhdar Belloumi From the FLN and shocking West Germany to a promising
Date of birth  (1958-12-29) 29 December 1958 (age 56)
Olympic medals  Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics
Similar People  Rabah Madjer, Salah Assad, Ali Fergani, Mahmoud Guendouz, Djamel Menad

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Lakhdar Belloumi (Arabic: لخضر بلومي‎‎ Lakhḍar Ballūmī; born 29 December 1958) is a former Algerian football player and manager. He is widely considered as the best Algerian player of all time and one of the best players in Africa. He is said to have invented the "Blind Pass". He is awarded the 4th best African player of the century. He holds the record as the most capped Algerian player (with 100 national caps) and is also the third best goalscorer of the Algerian national team in all time (with 27 goals).


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Belloumi's goal against reigning European champions West Germany earned Algeria a stunning 2–1 victory in their World Cup debut in Spain '82.

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International career

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He participated at 1980 Summer Olympics, at two editions of FIFA World Cup (1982 and 1986), at four editions of Africa Cup of Nations (1980, 1982, 1984 and 1988) and at two editions of Mediterranean Games (1979 and 1983). For Algeria national football team he got 100 caps (FIFA recognize only 81 caps officially) and scored 27 goals. In 1981, he was awarded African Footballer of the Year. Belloumi scored the winning goal in the 2–1 win over West Germany in the 1982 World Cup, and was a pivotal player in the Algerian national team throughout the 1980s. His last game for Algeria came in 1989.

Club career

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Belloumi spent almost his entire career at home (apart from a brief spell in Qatar late in his career), most notably with his hometown club GC Mascara, as well as MC Oran. He played also with MC Alger for two years during his military service in Algiers. He won two domestic championships during his career in 1984 with GC Mascara and in 1988 with MC Oran. After returning for another spell in Mascara in 1994, he continued playing until retirement in 1999.

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Belloumi had contact with various European clubs, including Barcelona, before Spain '82, but "the law did not allow us to leave the country before the age of 27". In 1985, he caught the eye of Juventus after shining in a friendly against them, only to miss out on a dream transfer after breaking his leg in the African Champions' Cup in Libya against Al-Ittihad. He was understandably disappointed "It was a real shame for me that I couldn't go".

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Often overlooked for international recognition due to not joining a major European club, despite the interest of major European clubs (Juventus were reportedly very keen to acquire his services despite the performances of Michel Platini). Belloumi was recognised by any who watched him play, including the great Pele, as a fantastic player.


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  • Algerian Championship: 1983–84
  • MC Oran
  • Algerian Championship: 1987–88; Runner-up 1989–90
  • African Cup of Champions Clubs: Runner-up 1989
  • International

  • Mediterranean Games: Bronze medal 1979
  • Africa Cup of Nations: Runner-up 1980; Third 1984, 1988
  • Summer Olympics: Quarter final 1980
  • FIFA World Cup: Participation 1982, 1986
  • Individual

  • Algerian League goalscorer: 1978–79 with 11 goals
  • Mediterranean Games 3rd best player: 1979
  • Africa Cup of Nations best forward: 1980
  • African Footballer of the Year: 1981; Third 1982
  • Africa Cup of Nations goalscorer: 1988 (with R. Milla, A. Traoré & G. Abdelhamid) with 2 goals
  • African Footballer of the 20th century: Fourth place
  • CAF Merit Award: 2008 (to his career excellence)
  • Algerian Footballer of the 20th century: 2009 (with Rabah Madjer)
  • Algerian Footballer of the Year: Several awards
  • African competition

    Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.

    National Team

    Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.


    Belloumi was a subject of an arrest warrant in Egypt for almost 20 years following an incident in Cairo in 1989 when after a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match a brawl erupted to the hostel residence of the Algeria team, between players of the Algerian squad and Egyptian supporters that left an Egyptian fan, doctor by profession, seriously injured in his eye by a broken bottle which was attributed to be thrown by Belloumi. From 2006, he was added among the lists of the accused in Interpol.

    The Algerian authorities accused Egypt of wanting deliberately to accuse Belloumi who was the biggest star of the country, to make diversion against hostile events that Algeria team has suffered during the qualifying match in Cairo. Belloumi always claimed his innocence and teammates present at the incident had also testified before the Algerian justice that it was goalkeeper Kamel Kadri responsible for inflicting the injury.

    The warrant was finally rescinded in April 2009 and Belloumi was cleared of all legal proceedings at the initiative of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in collaboration of the Algerian and Egyptian authorities.


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