Legendary footballer who scored 13 goals in one World Cup passed away

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Fontaine scores 13 goals at the 58th World Cup

The legendary French national team and Reims striker Just Fontaine died in Toulouse on Wednesday, March 1. The top scorer of the 1958 FIFA World Cup died at the age of 89.

This was reported by the Europe 1 news agency. The cause of death and its circumstances are unknown. Fontaine played 21 matches for his country's national team, scoring 30 goals. At the 58th FIFA World Cup, he set the scoring record for a World Cup, scoring 13 times. In the match for third place in the tournament, Fontaine scored a poker-trick against West Germany.


At the club level, Fontaine won the French championship four times with Nice and Reims, and the French Cup twice. He was also a finalist in the European Champions Cup.


After his career, the legendary footballer coached Paris Saint-Germain, Toulouse, as well as the French and Moroccan national teams.


As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, France striker Kylian Mbappe became only the second player in football history to score a hat-trick in the World Cup final. The PSG forward scored three goals in the decisive match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, repeating the record set by Englishman Geoffrey Hurst at the 1966 World Cup.

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