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Raymond Kopa

Mar 7, 2017 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

RAYMOND KOPA, who has died aged 85, was aside from Michel Platini the finest footballer to have played for France.

A deep-lying maker of goals, Kopa enjoyed his best years in the late 1950s with Real Madrid, when the Spanish club dominated European competition. Kopa first came to their attention in 1955, when he masterminded France's 2-1 victory over Spain in a match held at Real's Chamartin (now Bernabéu) stadium; his performance (and 5 ft 6 in stature) led the Daily Express to dub him "

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