Led France to 3rd place in 1958 World Cup

February 28, 2003
PARIS -- Former France manager Albert Batteux, one of his country's most successful coaches after spells with Stade Reims and St. Etienne, died on Friday at the age of 83, his family said.

Batteux guided Reims, France's leading club of the 1950s and '60s, to five domestic titles and one French Cup plus two European Cup finals, which the club lost to Real Madrid in 1956 and 1959.

Batteux was France manager at the 1958 World Cup finals in Sweden where his team finished third.
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