Former football player, Just Fontaine, died at 89 on Wednesday, March 1.
Legendary footballer Just Fontaine died at the age of 89 on Wednesday, March 1. “They gave me money to play football idiots!”, specified the player to L’Equipe, about his signing in Nice in 1953. He created the first footballers ‘ union (UNFP) in 1961. What to remember from the immense career of Just Fontaine? These 13 goals in six games in the World Cup, in 1958 in Sweden. With the first great epic of a French team which stops in the semi-finals against Brazil.
In an age where football has become ultra-individualized, where players think about individual stats and awards, Just Fontaine didn’t care. After his career, which ended early at the age of 28, Just Fontaine became the short-lived coach of the France team and then of Paris Saint-Germain in 1973. He retired to his home in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), specifies the journalist of France Télévisions, Samuel Ollivier.
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