Star ex-Algerian international to join the 2015 SATUC Cup
Retired Algerian star Rabah Madjer has joined SATUC to become an ambassador for the 2015 SATUC Cup. A skilled striker, he reached stardom as an F.C. Porto player during the 1980s, and is widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all time. He is widely remembered
for scoring on 77 minutes, an audacious back-heeled equaliser in FC Porto’s first European Cup final, against Bayern Munich in Vienna. He went on to create the late winner, four minutes after his equaliser, setting up substitute Filho Juary. The scoreline ended 2–1 in FC Porto’s favour, winning their very first European Cup.
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.
Rabah Madjer said “football is so important to me and the opportunity to give back through football is one I could not give up. I love the idea that the children from all over the world will be able to show just how wonderful they are in front of the world’s press.” Sheikha Al-Thani, founder of SATUC, said “Rabah is a living legend of the game and we are delighted to have such as esteemed Algerian football player on board with us.”