Rabah Madjer Profile

Rabah Madjer in action

Rabah Madjer at Porto in 1987.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Rabah Madjer - Info

Name: Rabah Madjer
Date of Birth: 15th December 1958
Nationality: Algeria
Position(s): Striker
Career: 1978 to 1992
Regular Shirt Number(s): 8 (Club), 11 (Algeria)
Nickname(s): None

Rabah Madjer - Career

One of Algeria's greatest ever players, Rabah Madjer made his name in the mid 1980s with Racing Club Paris before transferring to Porto in 1985. The striker would enjoy a successful six year spell with the Portuguese club, scoring one of the greatest goals in a European Cup final, with his famous back-heeled finish in the 1987 final against Bayern Munich. The goal was so iconic that it would have its own name as a signature skill in France, with the term "La Madjer" being used to describe a back-heeled goal.

Rabah Madjer - Career in Brief


Years Club
1978-83 NA Hussein Dey crest NA Hussein Dey
1983-85 Racing Club Paris crest Racing Club Paris
1985 Tours crest Tours (loan)
1985-91 Porto crest Porto
1988 Valencia crest Valencia (loan)
1991-92 Qatar SC crest Qatar SC


Team Algeria
Debut 1978
Last Match 1992
Caps 87
Goals 28

Rabah Madjer - Playing Style

Rabah Madjer - Honours


Honour Year Club
European Cup Winners 1986-87 Porto crest Porto