Algerian Goalkeeper Mehdi Cerbah Dies At 68

Mehdi Cerbah, Algerian goalkeeper who beat RFA in Spain-68, dies

He is a player who has counted in the history of Algerian football. Former goalkeeper of the Fennecs, Mehdi Cerbah died this Friday at the age of 68, following a long illness, announced the Algerian Press Agency.

The second most capped goalkeeper in the history of the selection after Raïs M’Bolhi (62 capes between 1975 and 1986), the goalkeeper had played in the 1982 World Cup in Spain, the first in the history of his country, as a holder. He was particularly illustrated by his parades on the occasion of the feat achieved against the FRG (2-1). The native of Algiers also took part in 4 CAN and won the Mediterranean Games of 1975 against the French team.

In the club, Cerbah had raised four titles of champion of Algeria with JS Kabylie and one with RC Kouba, also trying a brief experience in Canada, at the Manic of Montreal. Upon retirement in 1986, he served for ten years as National Technical Director. He also alternated between the roles of assistant coach and goalkeeper coach at USM Blida and JSM Béjaïa in particular, before a last experience with the same function in Qatar, on the side of Al-Sadd (2007-2013 ). A big name in Algerian football …

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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