Madjid "Magic" Bougherra
17 Jan 2014 | From Mourad of Algeria
Madjid Bougherra is a professional Algerian footballer who currently plays for Lekhwiya and the Algeria national team. He is a central defender, who can 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 championship in seasons 2008–09, 2009–10 and 2010–11. In August 2011 Rangers sold Bougherra to Lekhwiya for £1.7 million.
An Algerian international since 2004, Bougherra has won 53 international caps and scored four goals for the Algeria national football team, participating in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, where Algeria finished fourth, and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.