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Raymond Kopaszewski

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Nœux-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
Death: March 3, 2017 (85)
Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Franciszek Kopaszewski and Helena Kopaszewska
Husband of <private> Kopa (Bourigault)
Father of Denis Kopa; <private> (Kopa) and <private> (Kopa)

Occupation: Footballer
Managed by: Private User
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About Raymond Kopa

Raymond Kopa (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɛmɔ̃ kɔpa]; birth name Raymond Kopaszewski; 13 October 1931 – 3 March 2017) was a French footballer, integral to the French national team of the 1950s. At club level he was part of the legendary Real Madrid team of the 1950s, winning three European Cups.

Often considered one of the leading players of his generation, Kopa was a free-role advanced playmaker who was quick, agile and known for his love of dribbling. He was also a renowned playmaker, as well as a prolific scorer. In 1958, Kopa was awarded the Ballon d'Or. In 1970, he became the first football player to receive the Légion d'honneur, and in 2004, Pelé named him one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony.

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Raymond Kopa's Timeline

1931
October 13, 1931
Nœux-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
1959
1959
Age 27
2017
March 3, 2017
Age 85
Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France