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Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
(Arabic: مجيد بوغرة‎; born 7 October 1982) is a retired Algerian professional footballer. He was a central defender, who could also play as a midfielder. Bougherra began his professional football career with French club Gueugnon before having spells with English sides Crewe Alexandra, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic. Bougherra moved to Rangers in the summer of 2008 for a fee of £2.5 million, he made his debut against Falkirk in August of that year. Bougherra made 113 appearances for Rangers and was a key part of the team that won the Scottish Premier League
Premier League
championship in seasons 2008–09, 2009–10 and 2010–11. In August 2011 Rangers sold Bougherra to Lekhwiya for £1.7 million. Bougherra ended his club career following a short spell at Football League (Greece)
Football League (Greece)
side Aris. An Algerian international since 2004, Bougherra won 64 international caps and scored 4 goals for the Algeria
Algeria
national football team, participating in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, where Algeria finished fourth, and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He served as the team's captain for the 2014 World Cup. Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
was captain of Les Fennecs, Algeria's National team concurrently with his captaining of Lekhwiya (QSL) from 2011 to 2014, and captained the Fennecs for the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 AFCON.

Contents

1 Club career

1.1 Early career 1.2 Gueugnon 1.3 Crewe Alexandra 1.4 Sheffield Wednesday 1.5 Charlton Athletic 1.6 Rangers 1.7 Lekhwiya 1.8 Aris Thessaloniki

2 International career 3 Career statistics

3.1 Club 3.2 International goals

4 Honours

4.1 Club

5 Individual 6 References 7 External links

Club career[edit] Early career[edit] Bougherra began his career at AS Quetigny in 1999. Gueugnon[edit] Bougherra joined French side Gueugnon in July 2002. Whilst with the Ligue 2
Ligue 2
side Bougherra made 49 league appearances and scored one goal. He also made a single appearance in the Coupe de la Ligue.[1] Crewe Alexandra[edit] Bougherra joined English First Division club Crewe Alexandra on loan at the end of January 2006.[2] He managed to get into the Crewe record books as his agent, Charles Collymore recommended the Algerian defender to the South Cheshire club and was given £5,000 by the club, making him the first agent to receive a fee from Crewe.[3] After a number of impressive performances, including a goal in the 4–1 win over Coventry City,[4] many of the club's supporters urged then manager Dario Gradi
Dario Gradi
to sign Bougherra on a permanent basis. However, in April 2006, he confirmed he would leave Crewe at the end of his loan spell after failing to help the club avoid relegation to League One.[5] Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

Bougherra whilst playing for Sheffield Wednesday

Bougherra's performances at Crewe had attracted interest from a number of clubs in England, including some from the Premier League. He signed for another Championship club, Sheffield Wednesday, in May 2006 on a permanent deal. The fee was undisclosed, but according to then-manager Paul Sturrock it was not as much as the reported £300,000.[6] Bougherra made a big impact at Hillsborough after making his debut on 5 August 2006 against Preston North End, winning the Player of the Month award in only his second month at the club and captaining the team for the first time against Queens Park Rangers at home in October 2006. He also scored twice for the Owls against Ipswich[7] and West Brom[8] in the first half of the 2006–07 season. Charlton Athletic[edit] During the January 2007 transfer window, Bougherra was linked with several Premier League
Premier League
clubs. Sheffield Wednesday rejected a £1.3 million offer from Charlton Athletic,[9] whilst Reading,[10] Everton[11] and Birmingham City were also rumoured to be interested. Eventually the Owls accepted an increased offer of £2.5m from Charlton for Bougherra, who completed his move to The Valley on 28 January 2007.[12] Bougherra was linked with a transfer to West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2008 after a transfer fee of £2.5 million was accepted by Charlton. However, Bougherra chose not to join Albion, saying that the absence of West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace during negotiations was a major factor; Peace commented that his presence was not required for the transfer to go through.[13] Rangers[edit] Bougherra joined Rangers, signing a four-year deal for £2.5 million on 31 July 2008.[14] He signed for Rangers on the recommendation from Adam Owen who worked closely with him at Sheffield Wednesday FC within the English Championship league. He made his Rangers debut on 9 August 2008 in a Scottish Premier League match against Falkirk,[15] and scored his first goal on 28 September 2008 in a 3–0 win against Hibernian.[16] After losing Carlos Cuéllar
Carlos Cuéllar
to Aston Villa Bougherra formed a consistent partnership alongside David Weir. Bougherra was sent off in a 2–1 win over Aberdeen in May 2009 after a challenge with Jamie Langfield. The red card was reduced to a yellow upon appeal after the referee changed his decision after reviewing the incident.[17] Bougherra was available for the title decider against Dundee United the following weekend which Rangers won 3–0, winning them the title. Bougherra ended his first season in Scottish football by winning the Scottish Cup in a 1–0 win over Falkirk. On 12 September 2009 Bougherra was shown two yellows in the same minute against Motherwell at Fir Park, in doing so giving away a penalty. On 16 September 2009, he scored a solo goal in the 77th minute to make it 1–1 against Stuttgart in the group stage of the Champions League, earning Rangers a point. The goal came on Bougherra's European debut for the club.[18] After playing for Algeria against Rwanda in a World Cup qualifier Bougherra returned to Scotland two days late and was subsequently dropped for a league match away to St Johnstone on 17 October.[19] He was late returning from international duty again in November after being caught up in Algeria's World Cup qualification celebrations.[20] On 3 May 2010, Bougherra was awarded the PFA Scotland
Scotland
goal of the season for his effort in the 7–1 win over Dundee United in December 2009.[21] Bougherra missed much of the second half of the 2009–10 season through injury, but picked up his second SPL winners medal after Rangers clinched back-to-back league titles in 2010. On 14 September 2010, Bougherra was named as the man of the match in the opening group game of the Champions League against Manchester United at Old Trafford, with the game ending 0–0.[22] On 26 January 2011, he scored with a volley in a 2–0 win over Hibernian.[23] In March 2011 Bougherra announced that he intended to leave Rangers at the end of the 2010–11 season after turning down a new contract.[24] Bougherra was fined £2500 by the SFA for manhandling referee Callum Murray during an Old Firm match in 2011. On 3 August in a Champions League qualifier against Malmo, Bougherra was shown a straight red card for elbowing an opponent, which proved to be his last game for the club.[25] Lekhwiya[edit] In August 2011 Bougherra moved to Qatar side Lekhwiya for £1.7 million.[26] Bougherra made his league debut on 16 September in a match against Al-Wakrah where he scored the only goal of the match, thus scoring the first goal of the 2011–2012 season. In his first season with the club, he helped Lekhwiya win the 2011–12 Qatar Stars League. Bougherra left Lekhwiya in May 2014.[27] Aris Thessaloniki[edit] On 9 September 2016, Bougherra signed with Greek club Aris Thessaloniki. Three months later, after not featuring for Aris and only appearing on the bench once, Bougherra announced his retirement from football.[28] International career[edit] Despite being born in France and growing up in Dijon, Bougherra opted to play for the country of his grandfather's birth.[29] He first made his debut at Under-23 level on 2 January 2004, in a 2004 Olympics qualifier against Ghana. He made two more appearances at U23 level in qualifiers against Ghana and Zambia.[30] Bougherra made his full debut in a FIFA World Cup 2006 qualifier on 20 June 2004 against Zimbabwe.[31] On 2 July 2007 he scored his first goal in a 2–2 draw against Cape Verde. His second goal came on 20 June 2009, a header from a free kick in the 2010 World Cup Qualifier against Zambia, which ended in a 2–0 win, putting them top of their group.[32] Career statistics[edit] Club[edit]

As of 3 August 2011[33]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total

Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals

Crewe Alexandra (loan)

2005–06 11 1 0 0 0 0 – – 11 1

Total 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1

Sheffield Wednesday

2006–07 28 2 0 0 1 0 – – 29 2

Total 28 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 2

Charlton Athletic

2006–07 5 0 0 0 0 0 – – 5 0

2007–08 29 2 2 0 2 0 – – 33 2

Total 34 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 38 2

Rangers

2008–09 27 1 5 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 39 1

2009–10 16 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 23 2

2010–11 26 1 3 0 4 1 9 0 5 0 47 2

2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0

Total 71 3 10 0 8 1 14 1 10 0 113 5

Career total 144 8 12 0 11 1 14 1 10 0 191 10

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first[34]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition

1. 2 June 2007 Estádio da Várzea, Praia  Cape Verde 1–0 2 – 2 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
qualifying

2. 20 June 2009 Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe  Zambia 1–0 2 – 0 2010 World Cup qualifying

3. 24 January 2010 Estádio Chimandela, Lubango  Ivory Coast 2–2 3 – 2 2010 Africa Cup of Nations

4. 19 November 2013 Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida  Burkina Faso 1–0 1 – 0 2014 FIFA World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup
qualifying

Honours[edit] Club[edit]

Rangers

Scottish Premier League
Scottish Premier League
(3): 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 Scottish Cup
Scottish Cup
(1): 2009 Scottish League Cup (2): 2010, 2011

Lekhwiya

Qatar Stars League
Qatar Stars League
(2): 2011–12, 2013–14 Qatar Crown Prince Cup (1): 2013

Individual[edit]

PFA Scotland
Scotland
Team of the Year: 2009, 2011 Rangers F.C.
Rangers F.C.
Player of the Year: 2009 PFA Scotland
Scotland
Goal of the Season: 2010[35][36][37] Algerian Ballon d'or: 2009,[38] 2010[39] DZFoot d'Or: 2009, 2010 El Heddaf Arab Footballer of the Year: 2009 CAF Team of the Year: 2010[40] Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
Team of the Tournament: 2010 Algeria
Algeria
Press Service: Best Algerian athletes of the year: 2010

References[edit]

^ "Football:Madjid Bougherra". Football Database. 22 January 2010.  ^ "Crewe recruit Algerian defender". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006.  ^ "Crewe make historic agent payment". BBC Sport. 7 February 2006.  ^ "Crewe 4–1 Coventry". BBC Sport. 24 March 2006.  ^ "Gradi accepts Bougherra departure". BBC Sport. 25 April 2006. Retrieved 22 January 2010.  ^ "Boss Delighted at Madjid Capture". Sheffield Wednesday. 20 December 2006.  ^ "Ipswich 0–2 Sheff Wed". BBC Sport. 11 November 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2009.  ^ "Sheff Wed 3–1 West Brom". BBC Sport. 28 November 2006.  ^ "Addicks bid for Bougherra snubbed". BBC Sport. 10 January 2007.  ^ "Friday's football gossip". BBC Sport. 15 January 2006.  ^ "Monday's football gossip". BBC Sport. 15 January 2007.  ^ "Charlton complete Bougherra swoop". BBC Sport. 29 January 2007.  ^ "West Brom chairman rejects Bougherra claims". Birmingham Post. 4 August 2008.  ^ "Rangers sign defender Bougherra". BBC Sport. 31 July 2008.  ^ "Falkirk 0–1 Rangers". BBC Sport. 9 August 2008.  ^ "Hibernian 0–3 Rangers". BBC Sport. 28 September 2008.  ^ "Bougherra has red card overturned" BBC Sport, 22 May 2009 ^ "Bougherra earns Rangers Champions' League point". BBC Sport. 16 September 2009.  ^ "Smith seeks Bougherra explanation" BBC Sport, 17 October 2009 ^ "Bougherra late for Rangers return" BBC Sport, 21 November 2009 ^ "Danny Wilson & Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
shrug off exit talk" BBC Sport, 3 May 2010 ^ A Team Effort Archived 17 September 2010 at Archive.is
Archive.is
Rangers FC, 14 September 2010 ^ Hibernian 0 – 2 Rangers BBC Sport, 26 January 2011 ^ Greechan, John (11 April 2011). "Bougherra set for summer exit after turning down new Rangers deal". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 26 April 2011.  ^ "Malmo 1 – 1 Rangers (agg 2 – 1)". BBC Sport. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.  ^ "Defender Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
leaves Rangers for Lekhwiya". BBC. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.  ^ "Former Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
wants to return to Ibrox".  ^ " Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
thanks Rangers fans for 'happiest moments' as he announces retirement". The Scottish Sun. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.  ^ "World Cup 2010 – Madjid Bougherra". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 September 2010.  ^ Player Profile – Madjid Bougherra ^ "Zimbabwe – Algeria
Algeria
match report" Archived 2 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine. FIFA, 24 January 2010 ^ "Saifi secures win for Algeria". ESPN Soccernet. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2009.  ^ "Madjid Bougherra » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 February 2018.  ^ Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
- International Appearances ^ "Rangers complete clean sweep at PFA awards". STV Sport. Retrieved 7 January 2017.  ^ "Davis wins SPL award". The World Game. Retrieved 7 January 2017.  ^ "BBC Sport - Football - Davis crowned player of the year". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 8 January 2017.  ^ "Bougherra 9e Ballon d'Or algérien Le Buteur-El Heddaf - Algérie360". Algerie360.com Information et Actualité sur l'Algérie. 22 December 2009. Archived from the original on 7 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2017.  ^ "10e Ballon d'Or Le Buteur-El Haddaf : Bougherra remet ça ! - Algérie360". Algerie360.com Information et Actualité sur l'Algérie. 14 December 2010. Archived from the original on 22 April 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017.  ^ "CAF award winners 2010 - Africa - Sports - Ahram Online". english.ahram.org.eg. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in French) Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
at Soccerbase Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
at National-Football-Teams.com

Awards

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2008–09 PFA Scotland
Scotland
SPL Team of the Year

GK: Allan McGregor DF: Andreas Hinkel DF: Madjid Bougherra DF: Gary Caldwell DF: Saša Papac MF: Scott Brown MF: Steven Davis MF: Pedro Mendes MF: Aiden McGeady FW: Kenny Miller FW: Scott McDonald

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2010–11 PFA Scotland
Scotland
SPL Team of the Year

GK: Allan McGregor DF: Mark Wilson DF: Marius Žaliūkas DF: Madjid Bougherra DF: Emilio Izaguirre MF: Steven Naismith MF: Beram Kayal MF: Alexei Eremenko FW: David Goodwillie FW: Conor Sammon FW: Gary Hooper

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Algerian Footballer of the Year

2001: Belmadi 2002: Benarbia 2003: Ammour 2004: Saïb 2005: Dziri 2006: Ziani 2007: Ziani 2008: Saïfi 2009: Bougherra 2010: Bougherra 2011: Boudebouz 2012: Feghouli 2013: Slimani 2014: Brahimi 2015: Mahrez 2016: Mahrez 2017: Ghoulam

Algeria
Algeria
squads

v t e

Algeria
Algeria
squad – 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
2010 Africa Cup of Nations
Fourth Place

1 Ousserir 2 Bougherra 3 Belhadj 4 Yahia 5 Halliche 6 Mansouri 7 Bezzaz 8 Lemmouchia 9 Ghezzal 10 Saïfi 11 Raho 12 Babouche 13 Matmour 14 Laïfaoui 15 Ziani 16 Chaouchi 17 Zaoui 18 Bouazza 19 Yebda 20 Meghni 21 Ziaya 22 Abdoun 23 Zemmamouche Coach: Saâdane

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Algeria
Algeria
squad – 2010 FIFA World Cup

1 Gaouaoui 2 Bougherra 3 Belhadj 4 Yahia (c) 5 Halliche 6 Mansouri 7 Boudebouz 8 Lacen 9 Ghezzal 10 Saïfi 11 Djebbour 12 Bellaïd 13 Matmour 14 Laïfaoui 15 Ziani 16 Chaouchi 17 Guedioura 18 Medjani 19 Yebda 20 Mesbah 21 Kadir 22 Abdoun 23 M'Bolhi Coach: Saâdane

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Algeria
Algeria
squad – 2014 FIFA World Cup

1 Si Mohamed 2 Bougherra (c) 3 Ghoulam 4 Belkalem 5 Halliche 6 Mesbah 7 Yebda 8 Lacen 9 Ghilas 10 Feghouli 11 Brahimi 12 Medjani 13 Slimani 14 Bentaleb 15 Soudani 16 Zemmamouche 17 Cadamuro 18 Djabou 19 Taïder 20 Mandi 21 Mahrez 22 Mostefa 23 M'Bolhi Coach: Halilhodžić

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Algeria
Algeria
squad – 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

1 Doukha 2 Bougherra 3 Ghoulam 4 Cadamuro 5 Halliche 6 Mesbah 7 Mahrez 8 Lacen 9 Belfodil 10 Feghouli 11 Brahimi 12 Medjani 13 Slimani 14 Bentaleb 15 Soudani 16 Si Mohamed 17 Kadir 18 Djabou 19 Taïder 20 Mandi 21 Kashi 22 Zeffane 23 M'Bolhi Coach: Gourcuff

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Rangers F.C.
Rangers F.C.
– Player of the Year

Player of the Year

2005: No Award 2006: No Award 2007: Hemdani 2008: Cuéllar 2009: Bougherra 2010: Davis 2011: Naismith 2012: No Award 2013: McCulloch 2014: Wallace 2015: McGregor 2016: Wallace 2017: Miller

Players' Player of the Year

2005: Andrews 2006: . 2007: McGregor 2008: Cuéllar 2009: Davis 2010: Davis 2011: Naismith 2012: No Award 2013: Wallace 2014: Wallace 2015: McGregor 2016: Waghorn 2017: Miller

Young Player of the Year

2005: No Award 2006: No Award 2007: Adam 2008: No Award 2009: Fleck 2010: Wilson 2011: Ness 2012: No Award 2013: Macleod 2014: Aird 2015: Murdoch 2016: McKay 2

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