Thursday, August 29, 2019
The first Arab footballer to win the Champions League, Rabah Madjer, is Algeria’s football icon. Born on December 15, 1958, Madjer started his career as a striker for the Algerian side NA Hussein Dey in 1975.
- In 1983, the famed striker moved to Racing Club de France for one season and scored 23 goals.
- Then he starred for the Portuguese club Porto and scored 29 goals in 50 games, being the first Arab player to win the European Cup in the 1986/1987 season, thanks to his unforgettable equalizer against the German giants Bayern Munich in the finals.
- In 1991, he moved to the Qatari side “Qatar” before he retired football a year later.
- Madjer won the 1990 AFCON with Algeria, and scored 28 goals in 87 games in different competitions.
- In 1987, he was awarded the African Footballer of the Year by France Football.
- Rabah Madjer coached Algeria national team for two seasons: 1993-1995 then he coached the Qatari clubs of Al-Sadd , Al-Wakrah and Al-Rayyan.