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Challenges The Rabah Madjer Challenge

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

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

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 and a half seasons, finishing 1984–85 with another French side, Tours FC. He arrived at FC Porto in 1985–86 and, the following campaign, 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. 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. After that stellar 1987, Madjer won the Ballon d'or Africain, 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. In the summer 1988 he moved to Inter Milan but the medical exams detected a serious thigh muscle injury that the player had in the past and the contract was never officially signed (despite the initial announcement and the official photos already taken).

After being close to transferring to Bayern Munich, Madjer signed for La Liga's Valencia CF in January 1988, returning to his previous team after only a few months for a further three seasons. Johan Cruyff had also attempted to sign Madjer for AFC Ajax at the time the clubs met in the 1987 European Super Cup. Cruyff was unhappy with his own club's board, believing that they leaked details of the transfer which caused Porto to pull out of the deal.

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.  He 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 28, 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. His 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. 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. Can you emulate the most famous Algerian of all time??

Challenge Set-Up:

  • Load up Portugal and any other league and take charge of Porto.
  • You must sign an Algerian striker who will become your new “Madjer”
  • At Porto you must win the following in 6 seasons:  2x Taca de Portugal, 2x Supertaca , 2x Premier league, 1x Champions League, 1x UEFA Supercup, 1x World Club Championship.
  • Your new "Madjer" must win the African Footballer of the Year once in 6 seasons with Porto
  • (FMM Special) You must break his goalscoring record of 143 goals in 6 seasons.

Bonus:

  • Take charge of the Algeria National team and score more than 28 international goals by your new "Madjer"
  • Win the African Cup of Nations atleast once.

Rules:

  • Only SI databases.
  • No unlockables unless earned on the save.
  • No use of any editor.
  • Evidence is required via screenshot, I’d suggest posting a career for all of Vibe to follow
  • No Cheating - Reloading to avoid injuries counts as cheating.

 

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