World Cup record holder Fontaine dies

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Just Fontaine scores for France
Just Fontaine scored 30 goals in just 31 appearances for France between 1953 and 1960

Just Fontaine, who holds the record for the most goals scored at a single World Cup, has died at the age of 89.

Fontaine scored 13 goals in just six matches for France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden as his side finished third.

He is joint-fourth on the all-time World Cup goalscorers list alongside Argentina’s Lionel Messi.

Fontaine spent much of his career at Stade de Reims, where he scored 145 goals in 152 appearances.

His career was cut short by injury in 1960 when Fontaine enjoyed stints as a coach at Paris St-Germain, Toulouse and Morocco, where the forward was born before switching allegiance to France.

In 2004 Fontaine was named on Brazil legend Pele’s list of the125 greatest living footballers.

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