Rabah Madjer

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Birthday
15, 1958
Birthplace
Algeria
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1958 (age 61)
Birthplace
Algeria

About

Retired soccer star widely considered one of the most important figures in the history of Algerian soccer. He led the Algerian national team in its first-ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 1982 and later became the team's manager.

Before Fame

He was born in Hussein Dey, Algieria and began his career with Hussein Dey in 1975.

Trivia

His legendary, match-winning goal against Germany in the 1982 FIFA World Cup led to him being named as the Algerian Footballer of the 20th century.

Family Life

His family lived in Algeria during the French occupation and were only allowed to accept menial jobs.

Associated With

He and Nwankwo Kanu have both received the African Footballer of the Year award during their careers.