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Date Of Birth : 13 October 1931
Position : Attacking Midfielder
Nation : France
Height : 169 cm
Major Club : Stade Reims, Real Madrid
Caps : 45 Games (18 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1954, 1958 (8 Games)
Club Honours : 4 Times French League
2 Times Spanish La Liga
1956 European Cup Runner-Up
3 Times European Cup Winners (1957, 1958, 1959)
International Honours : 1958 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1954 FIFA World Cup Best Young Player
2 Times Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year (1956, 1957)
1958 FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball
1958 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
1958 European Footballer of The Year
1959 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year
Bronze Ball French Player of The Century
Legion De Honours

Raymond Kopa is the great legendary French football who is regarded as the finest playmaker in the World during the lately 1950s. Kopa was the progeny of a Polish immigrant family. He was a free-role playmaker, quick, agile and excellent in dribble combined with playmaking abilities. He played or Stade Reims in his early career during their glory years. After he with the club lost Real Madrid in European Cup final 1956, He was signed to the Santiago Bernabeu, played for them for three seasons and fortunately won European Cup all seasons. Kopa was an important key player to lead France won third place in World Cup 1958 with his many assists to Just Fontaine who overshadowed him by scoring so many goals. Kopa return to play for Stade Reims for 8 seasons.

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