Greatest Footballers Of All Time | Top 50 List

29. Raymond Kopa

Kopa spent three seasons at Real Madrid – winning three European Cups and two league titles playing alongside Puskas, Di Stefano and Gento.  Remarkably, he was on the podium for the Ballon d’Or in each of those seasons, winning it in 1958.

Either side of that spell with the Spanish giants, the agile and lithe playmaker with an eye for goal enjoyed two trophy-laden spells with Stade de Reims, winning four league titles playing with Just Fontaine and Roger Piantoni.

Career highlight: Kopa had the honour of becoming the first Frenchman to ever lift the European Cup when Real defeated Fiorentina in the 1957 final.

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