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Raymond Kopa

1931 - 2017

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Raymond Kopa (né Kopaszewski; 13 October 1931 – 3 March 2017) was a French professional footballer, integral to the France 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 best players of his generation, Kopa was an attacking midfielder who was quick, agile and known for his dribbling, playmaking, and prolific scoring. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Kopa has received more than 768,944 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Raymond Kopa is the 24th most popular soccer player, the 370th most popular biography from France (up from 438th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Soccer Player.

Raymond Kopa is most famous for being the first French player to win the Ballon d'Or in 1958.

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Among soccer players, Raymond Kopa ranks 24 out of 16,880Before him are Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Luis Suárez, Francisco Gento, Lionel Messi, and Bobby Charlton. After him are Sándor Kocsis, Rivellino, Mário Zagallo, Just Fontaine, Gunnar Nordahl, and Sócrates.

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Among people born in 1931, Raymond Kopa ranks 18Before him are Robert Duvall, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Anita Ekberg, Irvin D. Yalom, and Roger Penrose. After him are Isabel Martínez de Perón, Mário Zagallo, Anatoly Dyatlov, Thomas Bernhard, Annie Girardot, and Jim Jones. Among people deceased in 2017, Raymond Kopa ranks 12Before him are Michael I of Romania, Gene Cernan, David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jeanne Moreau, and Salvatore Riina. After him are Chuck Berry, Jalal Talabani, Hugh Hefner, John Hurt, Mireille Darc, and Manuel Noriega.

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Among people born in France, Raymond Kopa ranks 370 out of 6,011Before him are Alexis Carrel (1873), Charles Le Brun (1619), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), Gregory of Tours (538), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), and François Mauriac (1885). After him are Georges Bataille (1897), Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), Alain Prost (1955), Jules Rimet (1873), Theodor Eicke (1892), and André Malraux (1901).


Among soccer players born in France, Raymond Kopa ranks 3Before him are Zinedine Zidane (1972) and Michel Platini (1955). After him are Eric Cantona (1966), Thierry Henry (1977), Lucien Laurent (1907), Didier Deschamps (1968), Franck Ribéry (1983), Karim Benzema (1987), Laurent Blanc (1965), Aimé Jacquet (1941), and Antoine Griezmann (1991).