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Former France star Kaelbel dies

Published: Wednesday 18 April 2007, 19.29CET
Former France central defender Raymond Kaelbel - a veteran of two FIFA World Cups and a league champion with AS Monaco FC - died on Tuesday at the age of 75.

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Published: Wednesday 18 April 2007, 19.29CET

Former France star Kaelbel dies

Former France central defender Raymond Kaelbel - a veteran of two FIFA World Cups and a league champion with AS Monaco FC - died on Tuesday at the age of 75.

Former French international defender Raymond Kaelbel, who played at the 1954 and 1958 FIFA World Cups, died on Tuesday at the age of 75.

Aerial strength
Born in Alsace, Kaelbel appeared 35 times for France, scoring once, and helped Les Bleus finish with a bronze medal at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. A strong central defender with good aerial ability, he played club football for SR Colmar, Le Havre AC and Stade de Reims Champagne, but his biggest achievements came at AS Monaco FC where he was a French Cup winner in 1960 and a league champion in 1961, He lifted the cup again with RC Strasbourg in 1966.

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