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Alexandre Villaplane

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France v Mexico,13.07.30 Villaplane behind the bouquet. 

Algeria born Villaplane was a robust left half who played for FC Sète, Nimes, Racing, Antibes and Nice.
He won 25 international caps and was the captain of France at the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay.
During the war he emerged from the criminal underworld as an officer of the Brigade Nord Africain, who operated under the direction of the Gestapo. He was actively involved in atrocities and was executed for his crimes in 1944.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2009/nov/16/france



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