Madjer was the first true great African footballer to make a mark globally. In his day, he was heralded for his world class finesse and technical ability. He was an instrumental figure in Algeria beating European Champions , West Germany in the 1982 World Cup. Madjers crowning moment was singlehandedly winning the European Cup for Porto against Bayern Munich in 1987 with an audacious back heeled goal in the 77th minute.