• Raymond Kopazewski (Raymond Kopa)
  • Born on 13 October 1931 in Noeux-les-Mines (France)
  • Angers: 1949-1951: 60 games, 15 goals
  • Reims: 1951-1956: 158 games, 48 goals
  • Real Madrid: 1956-1959: 79 games, 24 goals
  • Reims: 1959-1967: 244 games, 36 goals
  • Caps (France): 1952-1962: 45 games, 18 goals
  • Died on 3 March 2017 in Angers (France)


  • Winner Ballon d'Or 1958




"Raymond Kopa was an exceptional player, an inspiration for many generation and a man whose commitment to the service of football was flawless throughout his life."

  • Gianni Infantino


"Kopa was one of the great stars of his time, and at Real Madrid he formed a legenda attack along wit other legends such as Rial, Puskas, Gento and Di Stefano."

  • Real Madrid (official website)


"Small but superbly balanced, with elegant control and a marvellous ability to make the killer through-pass from a central position. He was both a playmaker and a goal scorer."

  • The Guardian