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Full name  Mustapha Rabah Madjer
1975–1983  NA Hussein Dey
Weight  69 kg
Name  Rabah Madjer
Position  Forward
Playing position  Striker
Role  Footballer
Date joined  1985
1973–1975  Onalait Hussein Dey
Height  1.79 m

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Date of birth  (1958-12-15) 15 December 1958 (age 56)
Awards  CAF Award for Best Ten players of the last 50 years, CAF Legend award
Similar People  Lakhdar Belloumi, Salah Assad, Djamel Menad, Ali Fergani, Mahmoud Guendouz

Place of birth  Hussein Dey, Algeria

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Mustapha Rabah Madjer (born 15 December 1958) is an Algerian former footballer who played as a striker, and a manager.


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He reached stardom as a Porto player during the 1980s, being widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all time. With that club he won nine major titles during his six-year spell, including three national championships and the 1987 European Cup.

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One of the most prolific Algerian internationals in number of games and goals, Madjer played in two World Cups with his national team, helping it to its first ever participation in 1982. Having taken up coaching immediately after retiring, he managed several clubs, and also had several spells with the Algerian team.

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Club career

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Born in the Algiers district of Hussein Dey of Kabyle background (Tigzirt), Madjer started his European career in 1983, moving to Racing Club de France football Colombes 92 from local NA Hussein Dey. He stayed there during one-and-a-half seasons, finishing 1984–85 with another French side, Tours FC.

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Madjer arrived at FC Porto in 1985–86 and, the following campaign, entered the club's history books in the final of the European Cup against FC Bayern Munich, scoring the 1–1 equalizer in a memorable final, which eventually ended 2–1 to the Portuguese, and also setting up the winner of Juary. Pelé is believed to have said of this goal: "It would have been the greatest goal I have ever seen, if he had not looked back at it." He also netted in the club's Intercontinental Cup conquest the same year.

After that stellar 1987, Madjer won the Ballon d'or Africain, but was not allowed to compete for the European Golden Ball as he was not born in the region. In the first part of 1987–88 he scored ten times from only 11 appearances, and subsequently signed for La Liga's Valencia CF in January 1988, returning to his previous team after only a few months for a further three seasons.

Madjer retired from the game in 1992 at the age of nearly 34, after a brief stint with Qatar SC. Also in that country, he managed Al Sadd SC, Al-Wakrah Sport Club and Al Rayyan SC.

International career

Madjer played for the Algerian national team for 19 years, and was present at the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cup finals. He retired as the nation's top goalscorer at 28, in 87 caps, having also won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1990 as the hosts incidentally beat Nigeria twice, in the opening match 5–1 and the final 1–0.

Madjer's most famous goal came in Algeria's 2–1 win over Germany in the 1982 World Cup, when he opened the scoring in the 53rd minute. In 1993, he began coaching the national team but, after failing to qualify for two 1994 major competitions, the World Cup and the CAN, resigned, returning to Porto as a youth coordinator.

After a quick spell in 1999, Madjer returned two years later, only to resign with aggravation in the 2002 summer.

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


After his coaching spells, Madjer started a career as a professional analyst in Qatar, for Al-Jazeera Sports.


Hussein Dey
  • Algerian Cup: 1978–79; Runner-up 1976–77, 1981–82
  • African Cup Winners' Cup: Runner-up 1978
  • Porto
  • European Cup: 1986–87
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1987
  • Primeira Liga: 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90
  • Taça de Portugal: 1987–88, 1990–91
  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1986, 1990
  • International

  • Africa Cup of Nations: 1990; Runner-up 1980
  • Afro-Asian Cup of Nations: 1991
  • Pan Arab Games: Bronze medal 1985
  • Individual

  • African Footballer of the Year: 1987
  • European Cup top scorer: 1987–88
  • Arab Footballer of the 20th century: 2004
  • Algerian Footballer of the 20th century: 2009 (with Lakhdar Belloumi)
  • Algerian Footballer of the Year: Several awards
  • African Footballer of the 20th century: Fifth place
  • Intercontinental Cup: Most Valuable Player of the Match Award 1987
  • Golden Foot Legends Award: 2011
  • References

    Rabah Madjer Wikipedia