Just Fontaine, the record holder for most goals at a single World Cup, has died aged 89.
Fontaine scored 13 goals in just six games for France to finish third at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.
He is fourth in all-time World Cup goal scoring list, alongside Argentinian Lionel Messi.
French football star, exceptional striker, legendary Reims player,” said his former club Stade de Reims.
Only three players have scored more World Cup goals than Fontaine and the stats are even more remarkable considering he only played in the 1958 tournament.
He wouldn’t even have played there if his team-mates Thadee Cisowski and Reims team-mate René Bliard hadn’t been injured. The striker has scored in all his games in Sweden, including four in the 6-3 third-place win over West Germany.
In all, Fontaine scored 30 goals in just 31 appearances for France between 1953 and 1960. He spent most of his club career at the Stade de Reims, where he scored 145 goals in 152 appearances, won three league titles and reached Ligue 1 in the 1959 European Cup final, where they lost to Real Madrid, whose squad included Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas.
Also played for Nice and Morocco’s USM Casablanca but had to retire in 1962 aged just 28 after a broken leg.
Fontaine later coached Paris Saint-Germain, Toulouse and Morocco, where the forward was born, before moving to France.