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Michel Leblond

Full name: Michel Laurent Leblond
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: May 10, 1932 in Rheims, Marne, France
Died: December 17, 2009 in Rheims, Marne, France
Affiliations: Stade Reims, Reims (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Football


French footballer Michel Leblond joined Stade Reims in 1948 as a junior, and then as a regular member in 1949, when the club was still part of France’s top league. During his 13-season tenure with the team (1949-1961) he captured Division 1 honors on four occasions (1953, 1955, 1958, 1960) and the Coupe de France twice (1950, 1958). He then had a three-season stint with RC Strasbourg prior to retiring from active competition in 1964. He got his international start at the 1952 Summer Olympics, where he played in one match for the French team that failed to make it past the qualifying round. He later made history as the first person to score a goal in a European Cup final, netting the first point in Stade Reims’ 4-3 loss against Real Madrid in 1956. Three years later they lost against Real Madrid again, this time 2-0, in the same tournament. After his retirement he worked in sales for a major brand of sporting goods and managed Stade Reims for several months in 1975.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Football Men's Football France FRA 17T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Football France FRA Final Standings 17T 1952-07-15 1 0 0
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Football France FRA Qualifying Round Match #5 2 1952-07-15 POL 2, FRA 1 1
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