French Football Legend Just Fontaine Dies At 89

French Football Legend Just Fontaine Dies At 89

French football legend Just Fontaine has passed away at the age of 89.

Fontaine – who was born in Morocco but represented France internationally – is best known for scoring the most goals in a single World Cup after he netted 13 times in just six matches in the 1958 tournament in Sweden.

After making his name with USM Casablanca, he went on to enjoy prolific spells with Nice – where he scored 42 goals in 69 appearances for the club – and Reims, netting 122 times in 131 games.

Most impressively, Fontaine also scored 30 times in just 21 games for Les Bleus.

Unfortunately his career was cut short by injuries, with Fontaine ending his playing career at the age of 28.

However, this didn’t stop the French legend leaving his mark on the game as he enjoyed managerial stints in charge of France, Luchon, PSG, Toulouse and Morocco.

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