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Former France captain Penverne passes away

Published: Wednesday 29 February 2012, 0.21CET
Armand Penverne, a former captain of France and an integral member of the great Stade de Reims Champagne side that dominated French football, has died at the age of 85.
Former France captain Penverne passes away
Action from the 1959 Madrid-Reims final ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 29 February 2012, 0.21CET

Former France captain Penverne passes away

Armand Penverne, a former captain of France and an integral member of the great Stade de Reims Champagne side that dominated French football, has died at the age of 85.

Former France captain Armand Penverne has died aged 85.

Brittany-born Penverne was part of a great Stade de Reims Champagne side that dominated French football, winning four domestic titles and two French Cups. He also played in the 1959 European Champion Clubs' Cup final defeat by Real Madrid CF.

In the colours of France, the midfielder collected 39 caps between 1952 and 1959. Seven of those were as captain, including a famous 6-3 victory against West Germany that enabled Les Bleus to claim third place at the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

Penverne also turned out for Red Star and Limoges Foot 87 and coached Olympique de Marseille.

Last updated: 29/02/12 12.12CET

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