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 Raymond KOPA 1952-1960 
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Name: Raymond Kopaszewski

Nickname: "The Napoleon Of Football"


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Country: :FRA: France
Clubs: Stade de Reims (1951-1956 & 1959-1967) | Real Madrid C.F. (1956-1959)
Position: *SS, WF, CF, AMF
Side: RF/RS
Age: 21-29 years (13/10/1931)

Height: 169 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Attack: 91
Defence: 55
Balance: 75
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 88
Response: 76
Agility: 89
Dribble Accuracy: 96
Dribble Speed: 84
Short Pass Accuracy: 93
Short Pass Speed: 79
Long Pass Accuracy: 89
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 87
Shot Power: 78
Shot Technique: 85
Free Kick Accuracy: 83
Curling: 83
Header: 75
Jump: 80
Technique: 95
Aggression: 85
Mentality: 81
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 84

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Standard

CARDS:
S02 - Passer
S03 - 1-on-1 Finish
S05 - 1-touch Play
S06 - Outside curve
S15 - Shoulder Feint Skills
S18 - Turning Skills
S22 - Side Stepping Skills
P03 - Trickster
P05 - Mazing Run
P09 - Cut Back Pass
P18 - Talisman

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Tactical Dribble - Playmaking - Passing - 1-1 Scoring - 1-Touch Pass - Outside

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded



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Raymond Kopaszewski, world famous for Kopa, born in Noeux-Les-Mines, a smallmining town in northern France, on 13 October 1931. is the great legendary French football who is regarded as the finest playmaker in the World during the lately 1950s. The young Frenchman, of Polish descent, early showed his passion for football.

Kopa was the progeny of a Polish immigrant family. He was a free-role playmaker, quick, agile and excellent in dribble combined with playmaking abilities. He played or Stade Reims in his early career during their glory years. After he with the club lost Real Madrid in European Cup final 1956, He was signed to the Santiago Bernabeu, played for them for three seasons and fortunately won European Cup all seasons. Kopa was an important key player to lead France won third place in World Cup 1958 with his many assists to Just Fontaine who overshadowed him by scoring so many goals. Kopa return to play for Stade Reims for 8 seasons.

Just behind the family home was the field of the village's team, which entered the age of ten. After completing his primary education goes to work in a mine where he also did his father. Abandoning coal pits after an accident in which lost the index finger of his left hand went to Angers, in which, under the guidance of coach Camille Cottin, Kopa is devoted fully. After two years in Angers walking the trails of the Second Division in 1951 signed for Stade de Reims for a lot of money at the time (1.8 million francs).

During the five years he was in French team, the fabulous French right midfielder rose to fame for his outstanding balance; in 158 games he scored 48 goals so he was elected the third best player in Europe, behind the legendary Matthews and Di Stefano.

His first contact with the white jersey of Real Madrid came to occasion of the farewell tribute to Luis Molowny. There began the particular affair between Real Madrid and French start. Curiously, his arrival in Madrid came just hours after the June 13, 1956, when the white set defeated Stade Reims at the final of the first edition of the European Cup. Attracted by the play of Kopa, Real Madrid signed him to the French.

Kopa had to adapt to a new position in the right hand, but the intelligence was one of his many qualities and had no problem putting on No. 7 on the shirt, to Alfredo di Stefano continued to be the conductor of Real Madrid . Fast player, skillful and a great specialist in the passes and assists. A player of great elegance and talent he knew when to stop the game, hiding the ball as a teacher and was able to unbalance at the right time. With Real Madrid, won two Spanish leagues (1957 and 1958) and three European Cups (1957,1958 and 1959).

After a brilliant pass by Madrid, Kopa returned to Stade de Reims in 1959 where he won two league titles and where he remained until his retirement at the edge of the 36 years in 1966 when his team won the French D2.


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All'inizio della sua carriera Kopa era un giocatore che custodiva il pallone e tentava spesso il dribbling. Albert Batteux lo descrisse come «secco, alacre, aspro». Era efficiente con la palla al piede nonostante la gravezza dei palloni di cuoio. Dopo la prima partita disputata con lo Stade de Reims la stampa spese parole di elogio per il giocatore. Quando Léon Glovacki si trasferì allo Stade de Reims nel 1952 Bram Appel passò sulla fascia destra d'attacco cedendo il suo posto centrale a Kopa. Non essendo un centravanti puro, Kopa arretrava per allontanarsi dai difensori e poter acquistare velocità e dribblare gli avversari. Malgrado la sua buona visione di gioco e la precisione di passaggi e tiri, si dimenticava di cedere il pallone ai compagni e lo si incolpava di rallentare il gioco. Le sue principali qualità furono quindi il dribbling, la sua intelligenza in campo e la sua polivalenza. In nazionale, dopo la partita contro la Jugoslavia fu oggetto di critiche e fu etichettato troppo piccolo e troppo egoista





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R.I.P. Raymond, the greatest player in Reims history and also one of the greatest in French/Real history :(


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