Facts of Madjid Bougherra
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Madjid Bougherra is an Algerian professional football player who is currently serving as the coach of his country's local national team, Algeria A' national team. As a player, he played for several clubs such as Gueugnon, Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic, Rangers, etc. On the national level, he played as a central defender from 2004 to 2015 wearing jersey number 24.
Madjid Bougherra’s Personal Life; Is He Married? Who is His Wife? What About His Kids?
As a renowned footballer of his time, Madjid Bougherra's professional life is no secret, and it is there for everyone to see, but compared to his professional life, not much has been understood about his personal life. Even on the internet, there aren't many details available about his private life.
Since there haven't been any rumors regarding his relationships and affairs with any woman, even in the media, it has become difficult to find out about his love life.
Madjid Bougherra's marital status is not learned. SOURCE: Madjid Bougherra's Instagram
The former Al-Duhail coach may be married or in a longtime relationship but is keeping it away from the spotlight. Hence, so far, his marital status is a mystery to many of us.
Although the former is active on social media, mainly on Instagram, he has never shared about his personal life. There are no indications that would have suggested to us that he has a wife or children. The man posts things related to his work and other football-related stuff.
It is clear Bougherra prefers to keep his private life to himself, and maybe we should respect the man's privacy in the best way we can.
Madjid Bougherra’s Net Worth
As a player, Madjid Bougherra had a fourteen-year-long career on the field, playing for numerous clubs across the middle east and Europe. But his salary and earnings were never revealed in the media. His estimated net worth is $2 million. In comparison, another French-born football player Adlene Guedioura has a net worth of $1 million.
As soon as retiring as a player, he took on the job of a manager. Currently working as a coach of Algeria's top-tier team, he surely makes a hefty amount off his service.
Madjid Bougherra's Career as a Football Player And Manager
Madjid Bougherrra had an impressive football career, having played for several prestigious clubs. The 40-year-old began his youth career at AS Quetignry and later at AS Longvi. He started his senior professional career playing for Gueugnon in July 2002.
After playing for three and a half years for the Ligue 2 club, the 6ft 3in tall man joined the English Championship side, Crewe Alexandra, on loan in January 2006.
Upon the end of the loan, he joined Sheffield Wednesday and played there for half a season. In the January transfer window of 2007, he joined Charlton Athletic for a signing fee of £2.5 million.
After a successful spell at Athletic, Bougherra joined Scottish Premier League club Rangers for £2.5 million and signed a four-year contract in July 2008. He played with Glen Kamara in the Rangers. He spent three seasons with the Glasgow club, playing the coveted UEFA Champions League along with winning three league titles, one cup, and one League cup trophy.
Check out the clip of Madjid Bougherra scoring a solo goal for his side, Rangers, in 2009!
In August 2011, Madjid joined the Qatari club Lekhwiya for £1.7 million and stayed till May 2014. In September 2016, he joined the Greek club Aris; however, having not played a single game for the team, he announced his retirement as a player from football in December 2016.
Madjid Bougherra posing with a trophy during his time with Rangers. SOURCE: Madjid Bougherra's Instagram
Speaking about his international career, he possesses impressive stats. He has 70 caps for his national side, scoring four times in 11 years. The versatile athlete was also his country's captain in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Madjid Bougherra started his coaching career by joining as a technical coach of Georges Leekens at the national team of Algeria. He became head manager of Qatari club Al-Duhai SC's reserve team Under 23 team in 2017.
In June 2019, he became the manager of UAE Pro-League club Fujairah FC and, less than seven months later left the club as a result of taking the club into the relegation zone.
In June 2020, the Algerian Football Federation appointed Madijid as the head coach of the Algeria A' national team. Under his managership, he led his side, Algeria A' national football team, to their first-ever FIFA Arab Cup trophy.
Faced Racism As a Player
In spite of achieving so much in his fourteen years of career as a player, Madjid Bougherra's career was not always memorable. During his time at his birthland club Gueugnon he went through various prejudice because of his religious background.
His then-coach, Victor Zvunka, at Guengnon, once told him not to fast during Ramadan. Recalling the moment, Madjid said,
"He lacked respect for my religion, even though the Muslims at the club were the best players."
On one occasion, he and his Muslim teammates turned up for training wearing their robes, which his manager forbade them to wear in that manner again.
For all he underwent despite being in his homeland, the football manager said in an interview France is a difficult place to live for people like him and insisted that Scotland is a much better place to live in comparison.
Interesting Facts About Madjid Bougherrra
- Madjid Bougherra was born on October 07, 1982, in Dijon, France.
- His parents are Algerian immigrants.
- He was included in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year two times.
- He was named Rangers player of the year in 2009.
- He won the Algeria Ballon d'Or two consecutive years, in 2009 and 2010.
- In 2015, he was pranked, planned by his friends with Camera Cache, an Algerian hidden camera prank show, where he was kidnapped and driven to a desert blindfolded by armed men.
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