Mahmoud Guendouz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mahmoud Guendouz
Personal information
Full name Mahmoud Guendouz
Date of birth February 24, 1953
Place of birth El Harrach, Algeria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Nejmeh SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1984 NA Hussein Dey
1984–1985 FC Martigues
1985–1987 JS El Biar
National team
1977–1986 Algeria[1] 69 (4)
Teams managed
2010– Nejmeh SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mahmoud Guendouz (born February 24, 1953 in El Harrach, Algiers Province) is an Algerian former footballer and coach. He currently manages Nejmeh SC in the Lebanese Premier League.

A stalwart of the Algerian national team during its greatest period on the world stage, he appeared at the 1980 Olympics as well as the FIFA World Cups of 1982 and 1986. As a club player he was largely based in his homeland, although he also appeared for FC Martigues in France.


Guendouz played every minute of Algeria's World Cup finals campaign of 1982 and was solid in a campaign in which les Fennecs won two games out of three and only missed out on the second round due to goal difference. He did blot his copy book, however, with a foul on Patricio Yáñez in the game against Chile, with Miguel Ángel Neira scoring from the resulting penalty.[2] He also featured in every minute of the country's less impressive 1986 finals campaign.

After retiring from the game, Guendouz entered into football management. He was joint manager of Martigues with Yves Herbet in 1998-99 then sole manager for a spell from 1999 to 2000.[3] Later he would go on to manage Algerian club side US Biskra.[4]


  1. ^
  2. ^ I. Morrison, The World Cup - A Complete Record 1930-1990, Breddon Books, p. 324
  3. ^ Trainers of French clubs
  4. ^ Interview with Guendouz

External links[edit]