Early Club Career of Madjid Bougherra

Bougherra began his career at AS Quetigny in 1999. Bougherra joined the French side Gueugnon in July 2002. While the Ligue 2 side Bougherra made 49 league appearances and scored a goal. He also made an appearance in the League Cup. Bougherra then joined the English Premier League club Crewe Alexandra on loan at the end of January 2006. He entered the record books Crewe as his agent Charles Collymore recommended the Algerian defender to South Cheshire club and was considering £ 5,000 by the club, making him the first agent to receive an amount of Crewe.
After several impressive performances, including a goal in the 4-1 victory over Coventry City, many of the coach Dario Gradi club supporters urged to sign Bougherra permanently. However, in April 2006 he confirmed that he would leave Crewe at the end of his loan period after not helping the club avoid relegation to League One.
The performances of Bougherra at Crewe had aroused the interest of a number of clubs in England, including some of the Premier League. He signed for another club championship, Sheffield Wednesday in May 2006 to a permanent agreement. The tax was not disclosed, but according to director Paul Sturrock was then not as much as £ 300,000 reported.
Bougherra had a great impact in Hillsborough after making his debut on August 5, 2006 against Preston North End, winning the Player of the Month award in his second month to the club captain and team for the first Times against the Queens Park Rangers at home in October 2006. he also scored twice for the Owls against Ipswich and West Brom in the first half of the 2006-07 season.
During the transfer window of January 2007, Bougherra was linked with several clubs of the Premier League. Sheffield rejected Wednesday an offer of 1.3 million Charlton Athletic £ while Reading, Everton and Birmingham City also rumored to be interested. Finally, owls accepted a higher offer of £ 2.5m for Charlton Bougherra, who completed his transfer to La Vallée on January 28, 2007. Bougherra was linked to a move to West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2008 after a Charge transfer of £ 2.5 Charlton was accepted. However, Bougherra chose not to join Albion, saying the absence of the president of West Brom Jeremy peace during negotiations was an important factor; Paix said his presence was not necessary for the transfer to occur.

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