VIDEO: Real hold minute's silence for legend Kopa

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The former midfielder died at the age of 85 this week and current players and staff paid tribute before their training session on Friday

Real Madrid held a one-minute silence before training on Friday, paying tribute to former player Raymond Kopa following the announcement of his death at the age of 85.

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Kopa won three consecutive European Cups with Real between 1957 and 1959, as well as two Spanish league titles and was the first Frenchman to be awarded the Ballon d'Or in 1958.

The former attacking midfielder joined Real in 1956, after losing to them with French side Reims in the European Cup final.

Real boss Zidane said of Kopa's passing, to L'Equipe: "It was obvious to the club and to the whole team that it was necessary to pay tribute to Raymond Kopa, to salute his memory. His death affects us enormously."

 

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