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 Raymond KAELBEL 1953-1961 
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Name: Raymond Kaelbel


Country: :FRA: France
Clubs: RC Strasbourg (1953-1956), AS Monaco FC (1956-1961)
Position: *CB, SB
Side: RF/RS
Age: 21-29 years (31/01/1932)

Height: 181 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Attack: 64
Defence: 87
Balance: 88
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 81
Acceleration: 77
Response: 86
Agility: 75
Dribble Accuracy: 74
Dribble Speed: 72
Short Pass Accuracy: 75
Short Pass Speed: 71
Long Pass Accuracy: 76
Long Pass Speed: 74
Shot Accuracy: 66
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 65
Free Kick Accuracy: 62
Curling: 65
Header: 87
Jump: 86
Technique: 74
Aggression: 65
Mentality: 90
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 82

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Growth Type: Standard Lasting

S07: Man Marking
S08: Slide Tackle
S09: Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Covering - Marking - Sliding

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Excellent French defender from 50's and 60's, known as "the rock" for his strong tackling. Kaelbel was complete defender with spectacular tackles and excellent heading abilities. Besides he had good speed and used to join the attack when his teams were in difficulty. He was good marker and very determinate fighter. He starts playing football at the age of thirteen years in his hometown FC Colmar. A year later, he is already a champion in Alsace cadets. At 18, he signed with professionals and RC Strasbourg coach Charles Nicolas made the first team to start in December 17, 1950 against FC Nancy. The following year he needed from the 9th day of the championship, in a defense of Strasbourg in trouble, the club finished 18th and reached the Division 2. The club dates back to the end of next year by winning the play-off against Stade Rennais. After several seasons racing, he decided to join in 1956, AS Monaco, which begins to be a recognized club in first division. During the 1959-1960, Monaco trained by Lucien Leduc and as a captain with Kaelbel Raymond won the first trophy in its history the Coupe de France, won after a final against AS Saint Etienne, at Colombes Stadium, the score 4-2. Raymond receives Cup at the hands of Prince Rainier and back in the principality, players will be received at length the princely palace. The following year, the Club Monaco makes the double by winning the Championship of France and the Coupe Drago against RC Strasbourg 2-1. Raymond Kaelbel won in August 1961 the Champions Trophy against Sedan, is his last trophy with the club before leaving for Monaco Le Havre. This season with Le Havre Athletic Club is set in the depths of the rankings and the club down to Division 2. It bounces by signing at the Stade de Reims and Champagne finishes with the club Vice-Champion of France. He also discovers the European Cup of Champion Clubs' where the club bends in the quarter-final against Feyenoord Rotterdam. The following year, he knows his third relegation of his career, Raymond Kaelbel left the club and joined the club from its beginnings RC Strasbourg. Racing, he played with his teammates the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and can beat AC Milan and FC Barcelona before ending the quarter-final against Manchester United. The following year the club won the Cup Alsatian of France in the final by defeating FC Nantes 1-0, Kaelbel is a major player in the final, he delivers a duel very engaged with the striker Philip Gondet, top scorer Championship. The following year, he is no longer an undisputed holder and plays until the end of his career in 1969 replacing a role in defense. International military during his visit to the Battalion of Joinville, he competed in the Challenge Kentish in May 1952 and bows with Team France against Great Britain 1-0. Raymond Kaelbel team is called in France's 1954 World Cup taking place in Switzerland. He knows his international debut June 16, 1954 against Yugoslavia. Undisputed holder in central defense since October 1956, he was selected for the 1958 FIFA World Cup and plays every game. In the semi-final against Brazil, he scored efficiently Garrincha, but France reduced to ten men after the injury to Robert Jonquet, bowed 5-2. From 1956 to 1959 he was selected 26 times in a row for France. He scored his only goal in the France team on a free kick during the match against Chile (6-0). He knows his last selection in the blue jersey September 25, 1960, in qualifying for the World Cup 1962 against Finland, 2-1 victory. It is still a reservist after the match against Poland but is most remembered afterwards. In 1969, he accepted the assistant coach at RC Strasbourg and oversees the reserve, but only one year. He then leads the regional clubs and the FA Koenigshoffen Illkirch-Graffenstaden in 1975 that traces of Honor promotion in the following year. In 1979 he took command of Pierrots Vauban Strasbourg, he led the club to the championship of Division 3 in 1981 Fontainebleau and cons, cons Alès in 1982, but twice, the club refused the growing Division 2. He also won with the club three consecutive Cup in Alsace in 1984, 1985 and 1986. In 1987, he handed the reins of the first team to Jacky Duguépéroux and became general manager of the club. Raymond Kaelbel also remains close to RC Strasbourg as administrator of the club until his death in 2007.

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