Rachid Harkouk

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Rachid Harkouk
Personal information
Full name Rashid Peter Harkouk
Date of birth (1956-05-19) 19 May 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Chelsea, London, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Chertsey Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1975 Chertsey Town 40 (15)
1975–1976 Feltham ? (?)
1976–1978 Crystal Palace 54 (21)
1978–1980 Queens Park Rangers 20 (3)
1980–1986 Notts County 144 (40)
National team
1986 Algeria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rashid Peter Harkouk (born 19 May 1956) is a former professional footballer. Born in England, he represented Algeria at international level.

Harkouk appeared for Algeria at the 1986 FIFA World Cup but whilst playing there sustained the injury that ended his career.[1] He came on as a sub for Rabah Madjer in their opening game against Northern Ireland and changed the game for the until then struggling Algerians with his attacking flair.[2] He did not feature against Brazil but was the lone striker against Spain, a role in which he was not effective.[3]

After his retirement from football he became a businessman in the village of Burton Joyce.[4] In August 2011, Harkouk was jailed for 28 months for conspiring to supply illegal drugs.[5]


  1. ^ Notts County 1985-86 season stats
  2. ^ I. Morrison, The World Cup - A Complete Record 1930-1990, Breddon Books, p. 368
  3. ^ I. Morrison, The World Cup - A Complete Record 1930-1990, Breddon Books, p. 370
  4. ^ Crystal Palace "Where are they now?" site
  5. ^ "Ex-Magpies star is jailed in drugs case". Nottingham Post. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 

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