Frenchman Just Fontaine, who holds the record for the most goals scored in a single World Cup, has died, according to his family’s announcement to Agence France-Presse on Wednesday.
The French star, who died at the age of 89, scored 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup, the most goals scored in a single edition.
Fontaine played 21 international matches for France, including the semi-final of the 1958 championship in which he scored 30 goals. He also wore the jerseys of the Moroccan Sports Federation, Nice and Reims.
Fontaine was born in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on August 18, 1933 and moved with his family to the French city of Toulouse before showing his talent for scoring and dribbling at an early age, which attracted the attention of pleasant club officials who decided to include him in the team, and in In 1956, he signed a three-year contract with Reims to replace renowned striker Raymond Kopa, who was then transferred to Spanish Real Madrid.
Fontaine’s star shone as he won the French League top scorer title in 1958 with 34 goals.
And he was called up to join France in the same year’s World Cup in Sweden, during which he confirmed his identity as one of the world’s top scorers by scoring 13 World Cup goals in matches played by the Roosters. , which Fonteyn opened with three goals against Uruguay, two goals against Yugoslavia and Ireland and a goal against Hungary, the last of which was a quadruple against West Germany in the match for third and fourth place.