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For the Algerian footballer born in 1958, see Rabah Madjer.
Personal information
Full name João Victor Saraiva
Date of birth (1977-01-22) January 22, 1977 (age 38)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Al-Ahli Dubai (beach soccer)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002-2009 Cavalieri del Mare (beach soccer)
2010 São Paulo (beach soccer)
2010 AS Roma (beach soccer)
2010-2011 FC Lokomotiv Moscow (beach soccer)
2011 Alanya Team (beach soccer)
2012 Botafogo (beach soccer)
2012 Al-Ahli Dubai (beach soccer)
2010-2012 Sporting Portugal (beach soccer)
National team
1998-present Portugal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

João Victor Saraiva (born January 22, 1977 in Luanda, Angola), better known as Madjer, is a Portuguese beach soccer player. He plays in forward position, and has won numerous awards at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups for his goalscoring abilities. He taken the nickname Madjer because his idol is the former Algerian player Rabah Madjer.

International career[edit]

Madjer has an extraordinary agility and dribbling talent in contrast to his height (194 cm). Besides, he is very capable in acrobatic finishes such as volleys, over-head kicks and bicycle kicks. His skills provide a vital contribution for his team while competing in EBSL, Mundialito, and above all the Beach Soccer World Championship, which is held in Brazil every year.

At the 2005, 2006, and 2008 World Cups Madjer won the golden boot for most goals scored in the tournament, and, he also was the MVP of EBSL last season in 1999, 2006, 2008 and 2009.


As of 11 September 2011.[1]
Tournament Year Apps Goals
FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2002 5 9
2004 5 12
2005 5 12
2006 6 21
2007 4 8
2008 6 13
2009 5 13
2011 6 12
Total 42 100



Italy Cavalieri del Mare
Portugal Sporting
Russia Lokomotiv Moscow (beach soccer) [2][3]
  • Russian National Beach Soccer Championship (1): 2011
  • Russian National Beach Soccer Championship MVP (1): 2011
Turkey Alanya Team (beach soccer) [4]
  • Turkish National Beach Soccer Championship (1): 2011
  • Turkish National Beach Soccer Championship MVP (1): 2011
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli Dubai (beach soccer)
  • UAE National Beach Soccer Championship (3): 2012, 2013, 2014
  • UAE President's Cup (1): 2014
  • UAE National Beach Soccer Championship Top Scorer (1): 2012
Turkey Beşiktaş (beach soccer)
  • Turkish National Beach Soccer Championship (1): 2013




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