Abdelmajid Dolmy, born in Casablanca, played most of his
career for his hometown club Raja. He was only 17 when he was called up to the
national team squad for the first time and stayed there for the next 18
years.With an eye for the perfect pass, Dolmy is probably the best midfielder in
Moroccan soccer history.
Nicknamed "maalem''the maestro" he was a gentleman on and off
the field and never got sent off or suspended in his long career,
much thanks to his ability to read the game. He was well-liked by everyone
involved in soccer as he always was abiding the rules and appeared with class on
With Raja of Casablanca, he was part of some of the best
clubteams African football has ever seen. In 1986, he was instrumental as
Morocco outplayed every team that stood in their way until the round 16 when
West Germany won 1-0.He retired from the national team 2 years after the World
Cup. Dolmy is laureate of the UNESCO fair play prize.