Just Fontaine

Just Fontaine ( born August 18, 1933, Marrakech, Morocco ) is a French former football player and coach.

  • 6.1 autobiographies
  • 6.2 secondary literature

Club career

Fontaine, who was most affectionately called only by the public " Justo ", was from 1949 to 1962 pro. With the football began at U.S. Marocaine Casablanca (1950-1953); then he moved to France, played for OGC Nice (1953-1956) and then for Stade Reims ( 1956-1962 ). In this club he played (as in the national team) for several years with top-notch offensive players ( Piantoni, Vincent and Bliard ) together, the scores per season between 80 and 90 matches in Division 1, in the year of Kopas return (1959 /60) even 109 goals in 38 games. In France, Just Fontaine four times champion and twice Cup winners; besides, he was top scorer in the top flight. With Reims, he was also in the final of the European Champions' Cup in 1959 against Real Madrid.

When he wanted to switch to Espanyol in 1960, he suffered through a rough foul of Sékou Touré Sochauxer center forward a double leg fracture, from which it despite several attempts never recovered properly. Two years later, just recovered, he broke his right leg again and finished - just 28 years - his active career.

End of 1961, the militant scorer was elected the first President of the French players' union UNFP, he had held this position until 1964. Fontaine was also the first French football player who recorded a record ( the single " Vas -y Fontaine " and the LP " Just Fontaine chante Gil Bernard" ).

The French international

The striker was appointed 1953-1960 a total of 21 times in the Équipe Tricolore; while he scored 30 goals, so a fabulous cut of 1.43 goals per game - four times he succeeded in doing a " hat-trick " once (1958 against Germany in the 3rd place match at the World Cup ) as many as four goals in a game. Just Fontaine holds the scoring record at a World Cup: at the finals in Sweden in 1958, he scored set the current record of 13 goals - while he was only in moved into the starting eleven of the French, that his Reims teammate René Bliard in advance the World Cup was injured.

The coach

1962 had to end his active career Fontaine; then he graduated as valedictorian, coach education. In January 1967 he became a French national coach, but was replaced after two home defeats in friendlies against Romania and the USSR in July by Louis Dugauguez. Then he trained, among others, three years Paris Saint- Germain (1973-1976), with whom he rose to the top division in 1974, and Toulouse FC (1978 /79). He was in the early 1980s also coach of the Moroccan national team.

Subsequently, the excellent with the title Knight of the Legion of Honour and of the journal L' Équipe in 2000 as the fifth- best French footballer of the century Just Fontaine dedicated his Justo Sports sporting goods stores. He also has two Lacoste stores.

He lives in Toulouse. "I spend my days playing Belote, in addition, I look at the African Nations Cup, the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga ... " he said in 2011.


As a player

  • French champion: 1956 ( with Nice ), 1958, 1960 and 1962 ( with Reims )
  • French Cup Winners: 1954 ( Nice ), 1958 (Reims )
  • Scorer in the French top flight: 1958, 1960 (as well as second- best scorer in 1957 and 1959)
  • Scorer in the European Champion Clubs' Cup: 1959
  • Inserts and Torerfolge in Division 1: 200 games and 165 goals ( 69/43 Nice, 131/122 for Reims )
  • 21 A- international matches, one of them in his time at Nice, 20 in Reims, with 30 goals
  • World Championship bronze medalist in 1958, there also World Cup top scorer ( 13 goals )
  • Fontaine is one of the best footballers of all time, the FIFA 100, and in 2004 he was named best Frenchman in the UEFA Jubilee 52 Golden Player selected

As a coach

  • National coach of France (1967, however, the shortest reigning sélectionneur of all time ) and Morocco ( 1979-1981 )