FC Porto president Pinto da Costa, who is celebrating 40 years at the helm of the Dragons, has named Raba Madjer as the best player of his reign. Praise to which the Algerian International reacts to the RMC.
On April 17, 1982, Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa was elected president of FC Porto for the first time. Forty years later, he examines mandates, titles, tributes and interviews. In a lengthy interview given to Dragos magazine, the 84-year-old leader looks back on four decades of his presidency. Among anecdotes, confessions and other revelations, Pinto da Costa revealed the name of “his” FC Porto’s best player.
“There was nothing wrong with them”
“For me, it was Madjar, he says. It’s subjective, it depends on the assumption that everyone has a football. If we like attacking football, we naturally choose an attacker.” Will do, if we like football defensive, we are going to appoint a defender. Maybe we shouldn’t even say that Madjer was the best. What I can say, in any case, without fear of contradiction, he is that the most complete was majar, because he played with his left foot, his right foot, he used free kicks with both feet, he was aggressive, fast, he was good with his head, he had superb dribbling … there was nothing wrong with that.”
The Algerian, who wore Porto colors between 1985 and 1987, then again between 1988 and 1991, won nine titles with FC Porto, including the 1987 C1. 2-1). A moment on which he came back at length on the podcast After Galaxy a few weeks ago.
“I was fortunate to work with a great gentleman like him”
Contacted by RMC, Raba Madjer wanted to respond to Pinto da Costa’s praise: “It makes me happy, I’m really proud. Pinto da Costa has done a lot for the club. I’m a great man like him.” Was lucky to work with. Which allowed me to win many titles and play in a big club like FC Porto. I thank them from my heart. I also thank all the leaders with whom I worked at that time Done, without forgetting my teammates, who have helped me. All my matches. Congratulations to Pinto da Costa, a president who will always be on the minds of the Portuguese and the porters.”