Rabah Madjer
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Rabah Madjer

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.

Professional career

  • 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.