Raymond Kopa

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RIP Raymond Kopa: 20 Magnifique Photos Of The France And Real Madrid Legend In His Prime

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European football has lost two legendary figures in the space of two days.

Following the sad news that Celtic stalwart Tommy Gemmell, a key member of theLisbon Lions, died yesterday, itwas announced earlier today that the great Raymond Kopa has passed away at the age of 85.

Kopa is a footballing monument in France, having been the first Frenchman to win the Ballon d'Or and the first Frenchman to lift the European Cup, a feat he repeated three times during the three seasonshe spent as part of Real Madrid's celestialmid-to-late 1950s side Di Stefano, Puskas, Gento, etc.

Real Madrid legend Raymond Kopa dies aged 85

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Paris (AFP) – French football legend Raymond Kopa, who won the European Cup three times with Real Madrid in the 1950s, died Friday aged 85 after a long illness, his family said.

The French Football League announced that a minute’s silence would be observed before all weekend games in honour of the man who rose from a poor mining family in northern France to become one of Europe’s greatest players.

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Balón de Oro

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El Balón de Oro (en francés, Ballon d'Or) era un premio individual que desde 1956 otorgaba anualmente la revista France Football al mejor jugador europeo y que jugaban en Europa. A partir de 1995 se amplió a todos los futbolistas que actuaban en torneos europeos y desde 2007 el Balón de Oro pasó a premiar al mejor jugador del planeta.