The Finest Algerian Football Players In History

By Peter C February 22, 2021

We have compiled a list of notable names of some of the greatest Algerian football players in history.

Mustapha Dahleb

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The former energetic midfielder remains the third all-time top scorer for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and is the fifth in all competitions.

Dahleb represented Algeria at the 1982 World Cup. He netted 137 times in 403 matches in all competitions.

Rabah Madjer

Born in 1958, Rabah Madjer (born 15 December 1958) is a retired Algerian football player who featured for the Desert Foxes at two FIFA World Cup tournaments.

He has had three stints as manager of the Algerian national football team.

Riyad Mahrez

For Premier League fans, Mahrez should be a familiar name. He is the current captain of the Algerian national team and a regular with the English club Manchester City.

The 30-year-old has won a good number of titles with both Leicester City and Manchester City. He was named the 2016 African Footballer of the Year by CAF.

Islam Slimani

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The Lyon striker won the African Cup of Nations with Algeria in 2019 and is presently the second-highest goalscorer for the Fennecs in history, netting 31 goals in 70 games.

He is one of the greatest Algerian footballers ever.

Rachid Mekhloufi

Born in Setif in 1936, Rachid, a former Algerian player, is widely regarded as one of the best footballers to ever don the Fennecs jersey.

He is rated as one of the greatest Algerian players ever to feature in France.