France's World Cup-record goalscorer Fontaine dies

France's World Cup-record goalscorer Fontaine dies

Just Fontaine, the French football great who scored a record 13 goals at the 1958 World Cup, has died aged 89.

Fontaine's former club Reims announced his death on Wednesday.

Fontaine took six games to achieve his feat at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, when he was a last-minute inclusion in the France squad

Entering the tournament, Moroccan-born Fontaine was a little-known forward outside of the French league. Yet he tormented opponents with his speed and finishing touch - and even with someone else's boots. He had to borrow a pair of cleats after damaging his own boots in practice.

Fontaine scored four goals in the third-place game against West Germany, but could have had five if he had taken the penalty kick.

The highest scorer at the World Cup is now acknowledged with the Golden Boot. Fontaine set the record when FIFA did not present a specific award for the tournament's top scorer