Rabah Madjer

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Rabah Madjer
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Personal information
Full name Mustapha Rabah Madjer
Date of birth (1958-12-15) 15 December 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Hussein Dey, Algeria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1972–1974 Onalait Hussein Dey
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1983 NA Hussein Dey 94 (58)
1983–1984 Racing Paris 50 (23)
1985 Tours (loan) 7 (2)
1985–1987 Porto 50 (29)
1988 Valencia 14 (4)
1988–1991 Porto 58 (21)
1991–1992 Qatar SC 9 (6)
Total 282 (143)
National team
1978–1992 Algeria 87 (29)
Teams managed
1993–1995 Algeria
1995–1997 Porto (youth)
1997–1998 Al Sadd
1998–1999 Al-Wakrah
1999 Algeria
2001–2002 Algeria
2005–2006 Al-Rayyan

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Mustapha Rabah Madjer (born 15 December 1958) is an Algerian former footballer who played as a striker, and a manager.

He reached stardom as a Porto player during the 1980s, being widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all time.[1][2] With that club he won nine major titles during his six-year spell, including three national championships and the 1987 European Cup.[3]

One of the most prolific Algerian internationals in number of games and goals, Madjer played in two World Cups with his national team, helping it to its first ever participation in 1982. Having taken up coaching immediately after retiring, he managed several clubs, and also had several spells with the Algerian team.

Club career[edit]

Born in the Algiers district of Hussein Dey of Kabyle background (Tigzirt), Madjer started his European career in 1983, moving to Racing Club de France football Colombes 92 from local NA Hussein Dey. He stayed there during one 1/2 seasons, finishing the 1984–85 campaign with another French side, Tours FC.

Madjer arrived at FC Porto in 1985–86 and, the next season, entered the club's history books in the final of the European Cup against FC Bayern Munich, scoring the 1–1 equalizer in a memorable final, which eventually ended 2–1 to the Portuguese, and also setting up the winner of Juary.[4][5] Pelé is believed to have said of this goal: "It would have been the greatest goal I have ever seen, if he had not looked back at it." He also netted in the club's Intercontinental Cup conquest the same year.[6][7][8]

After that stellar 1987, Madjer won the Ballon d'or Africain,[9] but was not allowed to compete for the European Golden Ball as he was not born in the region. In the first part of 1987–88 he scored ten times from only 11 appearances, and subsequently signed for La Liga's Valencia CF in January 1988, returning to his previous team after only a few months for a further three campaigns.

Madjer retired from the game in 1992 at the age of nearly 34, after a brief stint with Qatar SC. Also in that country, he managed Al Sadd SC, Al-Wakrah Sport Club and Al Rayyan SC.[10][11]

Porto goals[edit]

UEFA competitions[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 September 1986 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal Malta Rabat Ajax 4–0[12] 9–0 1986–87 European Cup
2. 4 March 1987 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal Denmark Brøndby 1–0[13] 1–0 1986–87 European Cup
3. 27 May 1987 Prater, Vienna, Austria Germany Bayern Munich 1–1[14] 2–1 1986–87 European Cup
4. 16 September 1987 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vardar 1–0[15] 3–0 1987–88 European Cup
5. 16 September 1987 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vardar 3–0[15] 3–0 1987–88 European Cup
6. 30 September 1987 City Stadium of Skopje, Skopje, Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vardar 0–3[16] 0–3 1987–88 European Cup
7. 21 October 1987 Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain Spain Real Madrid 0–1[17] 2–1 1987–88 European Cup
8. 3 October 1990 Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Portadown 0–1[18] 1–8 1990–91 European Cup
9. 3 October 1990 Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Portadown 0–2[18] 1–8 1990–91 European Cup
10. 3 October 1990 Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Portadown 0–3[18] 1–8 1990–91 European Cup
11. 3 October 1990 Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Portadown 0–6[18] 1–8 1990–91 European Cup

FIFA competitions[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 December 1987 National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan Uruguay Peñarol 2–1[8] 2–1 1987 Intercontinental Cup

International career[edit]

Madjer played for the Algerian national team for 19 years, and was present at the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cup finals. He retired as the nation's top goalscorer at 29, in 87 caps, having also won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1990 as the hosts incidentally beat Nigeria twice, in the opening match 5–1 and the final 1–0.

Madjer's most famous goal came in Algeria's 2–1 win over Germany in the 1982 World Cup, when he opened the scoring in the 53rd minute.[19] In 1993 he began coaching the national team but, after failing to qualify for two 1994 major competitions, the World Cup and the CAN, resigned, returning to Porto as a youth coordinator.[1]

After a quick spell in 1999, Madjer returned two years later, only to resign with aggravation in the 2002 summer.[20]

International goals[edit]

[21]

Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 June 1980 19 Juin 1965, Oran, Algeria  Sierra Leone 3–1 3–1[22] 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 20 July 1980 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk, Soviet Union  Syria 2–0 3–0[23] 1980 Summer Olympics
3. 10 April 1981 19 Juin 1965, Oran, Algeria  Mali 3–0 5–1[24] 1982 African Cup of Nations qualification
4. 10 April 1981 19 Juin 1965, Oran, Algeria  Mali 4–0 5–1[24] 1982 African Cup of Nations qualification
5. 1 May 1981 17 Juin, Constantine, Algeria  Niger 1–0 4–0[25] 1982 World Cup qualification
6. 30 August 1981 19 Juin 1965, Oran, Algeria  Upper Volta 1–0 7–0[26] 1982 African Cup of Nations qualification
7. 30 August 1981 19 Juin 1965, Oran, Algeria  Upper Volta 2–0 7–0[26] 1982 African Cup of Nations qualification
8. 30 October 1981 17 Juin, Constantine, Algeria  Nigeria 2–1 2–1[27] 1982 World Cup qualification
9. 10 March 1982 March 28, Benghazi, Libya  Nigeria 1–1 2–1[28] 1982 African Cup of Nations
10. 25 April 1982 5 Juillet, Algiers, Algeria  Peru 1–1 1–1[29] Friendly
11. 28 April 1982 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Republic of Ireland 2–0 2–0[30] Friendly
12. 16 June 1982 El Molinón, Gijón, Spain  West Germany 1–0 2–1[31] 1982 FIFA World Cup
13. 8 April 1983 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Benin 4–0 6–2[32] 1984 African Cup of Nations qualification
14. 8 April 1983 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Benin 6–0 6–2[32] 1984 African Cup of Nations qualification
15. 26 April 1983 Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin  Benin 1–1 1–1[33] 1984 African Cup of Nations qualification
16. 10 June 1983 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Uganda 1–0 3–0[34] Friendly
17. 28 August 1983 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Senegal 1–0 2–0[35] 1984 African Cup of Nations qualification
18. 17 March 1984 Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast  Egypt 1–0 3–1[36] 1984 African Cup of Nations
19. 13 July 1985 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Zambia 2–0 2–0[37] 1986 World Cup qualification
20. 18 August 1985 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Kenya 3–0 3–0[38] 1986 African Cup of Nations qualification
21. 6 October 1985 El Menzah, Tunis, Tunisia  Tunisia 1–1 1–4[39] 1986 World Cup qualification
22. 18 October 1985 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Tunisia 1–0 3–0[40] 1986 World Cup qualification
23. 14 March 1986 Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt  Cameroon 0–1 3–2[41] 1986 African Cup of Nations
24. 27 March 1987 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Tunisia 1–0 1–0[42] 1988 African Cup of Nations qualification
25. 7 January 1989 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria  Zimbabwe 3–0 3–0[43] 1990 World Cup qualification
26. 25 June 1989 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe 0–2 1–2[44] 1990 World Cup qualification
27. 25 August 1989 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria  Ivory Coast 1–0 1–0[45] 1990 World Cup qualification
28. 2 March 1990 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Nigeria 1–0 5–1[46] 1990 African Cup of Nations
29. 2 March 1990 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Nigeria 2–0 5–1[46] 1990 African Cup of Nations

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hussein Dey
Porto

Country[edit]

Individual[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[47]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Algeria League Algerian Cup Coupe de la Ligue Africa Total
1974–75 Hussein Dey Ligue Professionnelle 1 -
1975–76 -
1976–77 -
1977–78 -
1978–79 -
1979–80 -
1979–80 -
1980–81 -
1981–82 -
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1982–83 Racing Paris Championnat National - -
1983–84 Ligue 2 - -
1984–85 Tours (loan) Ligue 1 - -
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
1985–86 Porto Primeira Liga
1986–87
1987–88
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1988–89 Valencia La Liga 14 4 14 4
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
1988–89 Porto Primeira Liga
1989–90
1990–91
Country Algeria
France
Portugal
Spain
Qatar
Total

Post-retirement[edit]

After his coaching spells, Madjer started a career as a professional analyst in Qatar, for Al-Jazeera Sports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b African legends: Rabah Madjer; BBC Sport, 1 September 2003
  2. ^ Rabah Madjer; UEFA.com, 16 January 2003
  3. ^ Peter Law (1 September 2003). "African legends: Rabah Madjer". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Madjer calls on Porto to do it again; UEFA.com, 2 April 2009
  5. ^ "1986/87: Madjer inspires Porto triumph". UEFA.com. 27 May 1987. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Porto, snow and Tokyo; UEFA.com 9 December 2004
  7. ^ Toyota Cup 1987; FIFA.com
  8. ^ a b Intercontinental Club Cup 1987; at RSSSF
  9. ^ African Player of the Year 1987; at RSSSF
  10. ^ Madjer to coach Qatari club; BBC Sport, 21 December 2005
  11. ^ "Madjer the magnificent". FIFA.com. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Porto 9–0 Rabat Ajax". UEFA.com. 17 September 1986. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Porto 1–0 Brøndby". UEFA.com. 4 March 1987. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Bayern 1–2 Porto". UEFA.com. 27 May 1987. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Porto 3–0 Vardar". UEFA.com. 16 September 1987. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Vardar 0–3 Porto". UEFA.com. 30 September 1987. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Real Madrid 2–1 Porto". UEFA.com. 21 October 1987. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Portadown 1–8 Porto". UEFA.com. 3 October 1990. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "Argelia, con fútbol disciplinado, humilló a la poderosa Alemania" [Algeria, with disciplined football, humiliated powerful Germany] (in Spanish). ABC. 17 June 1982. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  20. ^ Madjer shuts door on Algeria; BBC Sport, 17 July 2002
  21. ^ Mustapha Rabah Madjer – International Appearances; at RSSSF
  22. ^ "Algérie 3–1 Sierra Leone" [Algeria 3–1 Sierra Leone] (in French). DZFoot. 20 June 1980. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "Algérie 3–0 Syire [sic]" [Algeria 3–0 Syria] (in French). DZFoot. 20 July 1980. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Algérie 5–1 Mali" [Algeria 5–1 Mali] (in French). DZFoot. 10 April 1981. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  25. ^ "Algérie 4–0 Niger" [Algeria 4–0 Niger] (in French). DZFoot. 1 May 1981. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  26. ^ a b "Algérie 7–0 Burkina Faso" [Algeria 7–0 Burkina Faso] (in French). DZFoot. 30 August 1981. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  27. ^ "Algérie 2–1 Nigéria" [Algeria 2–1 Nigeria] (in French). DZFoot. 30 October 1981. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "Algérie 2–1 Nigéria" [Algeria 2–1 Nigeria] (in French). DZFoot. 10 March 1982. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  29. ^ "Algérie 1–1 Perou" [Algeria 1–1 Peru] (in French). DZFoot. 25 April 1982. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  30. ^ "Algérie 2–0 Irlande" [Algeria 2–0 Ireland] (in French). DZFoot. 28 April 1982. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  31. ^ "Algérie 2–1 RF Allemagne" [Algeria 2–1 West Germany] (in French). DZFoot. 16 June 1982. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  32. ^ a b "Algérie 6–2 Bénin" [Algeria 6–2 Benin] (in French). DZFoot. 8 April 1983. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  33. ^ "Bénin 1–1 Algérie" [Benin 1–1 Algeria] (in French). DZFoot. 26 April 1983. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  34. ^ "Algérie 3–0 Ouganda" [Algeria 3–0 Uganda] (in French). DZFoot. 10 June 1983. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  35. ^ "Algérie 2–0 Sénégal" [Algeria 2–0 Senegal] (in French). DZFoot. 28 August 1983. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  36. ^ "Algérie 3–1 Egypte" [Algeria 3–1 Egypt] (in French). DZFoot. 17 March 1984. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  37. ^ "Algérie 2–0 Zambie" [Algeria 2–0 Zambia] (in French). DZFoot. 13 July 1985. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  38. ^ "Algérie 3–0 Kenya" [Algeria 3–0 Kenya] (in French). DZFoot. 18 August 1985. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  39. ^ "Algérie 1–1 Tunisie" [Algeria 1–1 Tunisia] (in French). DZFoot. 6 October 1985. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  40. ^ "Algérie 3–0 Tunisie" [Algeria 3–0 Tunisia] (in French). DZFoot. 18 October 1985. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  41. ^ "Cameroun 3–2 Algérie" [Cameroon 3–2 Algeria] (in French). DZFoot. 14 March 1986. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  42. ^ "Algérie 1–0 Tunisie" [Algeria 1–0 Tunisia] (in French). DZFoot. 27 March 1987. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  43. ^ "Algérie 3–0 Zimbabwe" [Algeria 3–0 Zimbabwe] (in French). DZFoot. 7 January 1989. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  44. ^ "Zimbabwe 1–2 Algérie" [Zimbabwe 1–2 Algeria] (in French). DZFoot. 25 June 1989. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  45. ^ "Algérie 1–0 Côte d'Ivoire" [Algeria 1–0 Ivory Coast] (in French). DZFoot. 25 August 1989. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  46. ^ a b "Algérie 5–1 Nigéria" [Algeria 5–1 Nigeria] (in French). DZFoot. 2 March 1990. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  47. ^ "Rabah Madjer". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 

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