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Real Madrid pay respects at Kopa funeral

2017-03-08 18:43
Real Madrid (File)

Angers - Club president Florentino Perez led a Real Madrid delegation paying their last respects at the funeral of former French great Raymond Kopa on Wednesday.

Kopa died aged 85 last Friday. He won the European Cup with Madrid in 1957, 1958 and 1959.

Perez was accompanied by two of Kopa's former teammates at Real, Jose Santamaria and Pachin.

The ceremony at the Saint-Maurice cathedral in Angers, the city where Kopa began his playing career, was also attended by former teammate and France great Just Fontaine, scorer of 13 goals at the 1958 World Cup.

On top of the European Cups, Kopa won the Ballon d'Or player of the year award in 1958, the same year that he was a central part of the French side beaten by Pele's Brazil in a classic World Cup semi-final.

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