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Personal information
Full name João Victor Saraiva
Date of birth (1977-01-22) 22 January 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sporting CP (beach soccer)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Cavalieri del Mare
2003 Pernambouc
2008 Milano Beach Soccer
2008 Rio de Janeiro
2009 Cavalieri del Mare
2010–2012 Sporting CP
2010 São Paulo
2010 AS Roma
2010 Torres Novas
2010 Lokomotiv Moscow
2011 Alanya Team
2011 Al-Ahli Dubai
2012 Botafogo
2012–2013 Beşiktaş
2013–2014 Lokomotiv Moscow
2014– Sporting CP
National team
1998– Portugal 573 (1077)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 August 2019

João Victor Saraiva (born January 22, 1977), better known as Madjer, is a Portuguese beach soccer player. He plays in the 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. He has often been hailed as the best-ever beach soccer player.[1] He became the first player to score 1000 international beach soccer career goals in an 8–1 win against England in September 2016.

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.

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.[2]



Cavalieri del Mare
  • Scudetto: 2005
Lokomotiv Moscow[3][4]
  • Turkish National Beach Soccer Championship: 2011
  • UAE National Beach Soccer Championship: 2012, 2013, 2014
  • UAE President's Cup: 2014
  • UAE Supercup: 2014
  • Turkish National Beach Soccer Championship: 2013




  1. ^ "Madjer: I'll be proud to represent Portugal and beach soccer". FIFA. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: MADJER". FIFA. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  3. ^ "BEACH SOCCER RÚSSIA". globoesporte.
  4. ^ "Lokomotiv become Russian Champions". BSWW.
  5. ^ "BEACH SOCCER Record-Turquia". record. Archived from the original on 2012-01-15.

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