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Raymond Kopa was a French forward of the 1950s. He was a versatile and creative player who could both provide and score goals. He had a successful career at Real Madrid where he teamed up with Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas, winning three European Cups in a row from 1957 to 1959. He was an important part of the French national side who finished third in the 1958 World Cup. Kopa was named player of the tournament. In the same year he was named European Footballer of the Year.