Mohamed Rabie Meftah

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Mohamed Rabie Meftah
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-05-05) May 5, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
USM Alger
Number 22
Youth career
0000–2004 JS Kabylie
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 JS Kabylie 171 (13)
2010–2011 JSM Béjaïa 26 (6)
2011– USM Alger 156 (32)
National team
2006– Algeria 11 (0)
2007 Algeria U23 4 (0)
2008– Algeria A' 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, March 12, 2012 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

Mohamed Rabie Meftah (born 5 May 1985 in Tizi Ouzou) is an Algerian footballer. He currently plays for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.


Meftah comes from a family of footballers. His cousin Mahieddine Meftah was a former Algerian international and played for JS Kabylie and USM Alger. Another cousin, Rahim Meftah, was also a former player who played for the two clubs, as well as MO Constantine. Two other cousins, Chaâbane Meftah and Jugurtha Meftah are also footballers and currently play for JS Kabylie.

Club career[edit]

JS Kabylie[edit]

A product of the JS Kabylie junior ranks, Meftah was promoted to the first team in 2004. After a couple of seasons, he became a regular starter, forcing Algerian international Slimane Raho to the bench, and eventually out the door. In 2008, he was made captain of the club, replacing midfielder Chérif Abdeslam.[1]

Meftah was chosen as the top player in the Algerian Championnat National for the 2008–09 season in a vote conducted by sports daily newspaper Maracana.[2]

At the end of the 2009–10 season, and despite the club qualifying for the group stage of the 2010 CAF Champions League, Meftah announced that was he leaving the club.

JSM Béjaïa[edit]

On June 20, 2010, Meftah signed a one-year contract with JSM Béjaïa.[3]

USM Alger[edit]

On July 12, 2010, Meftah signed a two-year contract with USM Alger.[4]

International career[edit]

On August 15, 2006, Meftah made his debut for the Algerian National Team in a friendly against Gabon.[5] Meftah has made five appearances in total for the Algerian National Team since his debut in 2006.[6] He was selected as a reserve player by Rabah Saadane for the 2010 African Cup of Nations and 2010 FIFA World Cup but did not make the final squad both times.[7][8]

Meftah has also made four appearances for the Algeria A' team, the local team which participates in the African Championship of Nations.



JS Kabylie
USM Alger



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