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Raymond Kopa
Personal information
Full name Raymond Kopaszewski
Date of birth October 13, 1931 (1931-10-13) (age 78)
Place of birth    Nœux-les-Mines, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, striker
Youth career
1941–1949 US Nœux-les-Mines
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1949–1951
1951–1956
1956–1959
1959–1967
Angers SCO
Stade Reims
Real Madrid
Stade Reims
Total
060 0(15)
158 0(48)
079 0(24)
244 0(36)
541 (123)   
National team
1952–1962 France 045 0(18)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Raymond Kopa (born Kopaszewski, on October 13, 1931 in Nœux-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais), is a former French football striker, integral to the French national team of the 1950s. He was a great and versatile playmaker, who also scored plenty of goals.

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Football career

Born into a family of Polish immigrants,[1] Kopa began his professional career at the age of 17 with SCO Angers in France's second level, and was transferred two years later to Stade de Reims, with whom he won French championships in 1953 and 1955. He helped Reims reach the first European Cup final in 1956, which the team lost to Alfredo Di Stéfano's Real Madrid, 4-3.

Kopa was transferred to Real Madrid the subsequent season, where he was soon joined by Ferenc Puskás. At Real Madrid, Kopa won the Spanish league in 1957 and 1958. Kopa also became the first French player to win the European Cup when Madrid defeated Fiorentina 2-0 in the 1957 final. He would go on to be European champion again in 1958 and 1959, the last against former side Stade de Reims, where Just Fontaine played.

In the 1959-60 season, Kopa returned to France to finish his career with Reims, where he won further Championnats in 1960 and 1962. In total, he scored 75 goals in 346 matches in France's top flight, and was given the Ballon d'or by France Football in 1958.

With the France national football team, Kopa scored 18 goals in 45 games between 1952 and 1962. He played in the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden, where the French team finished third, losing to the Brazilian team. He was also voted as the 1958 Best Player of the Tournament[citation needed]and retroactively as the 1954 Best Young Player of the Tournament[citation needed], being the only footballer to receive both honours.

Kopa was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.

Achievements

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1949-50 Angers Second Division
1950-51
1951-52 Stade Reims French League 33 8
1952-53 33 13
1953-54 31 11
1954-55 31 11
1955-56 30 5
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1956-57 Real Madrid Spanish League 22 6
1957-58 27 8
1958-59 30 10
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1959-60 Stade Reims French League 36 14
1960-61 30 5
1961-62 30 2
1962-63 34 1
1963-64 25 5
1964-65 Division 2 29 3
1965-66 27 3
1966-67 French League 33 3
Total France 462 99
Spain 79 24
Career Total 541 123

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Preceded by
Alfredo di Stéfano
European Footballer of the Year
1958
Succeeded by
Alfredo di Stéfano

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Simple English

Raymond Kopa
Personal information
Full name Raymond Kopaszewski
Date of birth 13 October 1931 (1931-10-13) (age 79)
Place of birth    Noeux-les-Mines, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1949-1951
1951-1956
1956-1959
1959-1967
Angers
Stade Reims
Real Madrid
Stade Reims
National team
1952-1962 France

Raymond Kopa (born 13 October 1931) is a former French football player. He has played for France national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
FranceLeague
1949/50AngersDivision 2307
1950/51308
1951/52Stade ReimsDivision 1338
1952/533313
1953/543111
1954/553111
1955/56305
SpainLeague
1956/57Real MadridLa Liga226
1957/58278
1958/593010
FranceLeague
1959/60Stade ReimsDivision 13614
1960/61305
1961/62302
1962/63341
1963/64255
1964/65Division 2293
1965/66273
1966/67Division 1333
CountryFrance 522114
Spain 7924
Total 601138

International career statistics

France national team
YearAppsGoals
195252
195363
195464
195564
195610
195700
195874
195940
196031
196130
196240
Total4518

References


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