enjoyed a long and fruitful career. He
made his debut the Sporting Union of Casablanca, then he left to play the French
championship with the prestigious team of Racing Club of Paris.
Better fortune accompanied his move to Nice, where he was
part of a French Cup winning side in 1953 against Olympic Marseilles. Impressed
with his prolific form, he got his first call-up to the national side of France
and thus became the second Moroccan, after Ben Barek, to have played with the
With France, Belmahjoub showed his real class when France
faced Spain. Abderrahmane was the author of the single goal. His greatest moment
came in 1954 when he played in the World Cup final in Switzerland, where he
shone brightly, making history as the first African and Arab to play a World Cup
Belmahjoub went back to Morocco, and played some matches with
the team of Wydad and the national selection Before ending his career.