“King Léon” Casaert died, and the ball game lost one of its legends

“We are born a footballer or we are not”Explanation of the legend of the game of attachment in a documentary film dedicated to him in 1980. “Some get there through training. But you have the talent. It’s like you have someone directing your hand when you hit the ball. I’m that’s what I’ve always had. Let’s say I’ve always had good legs, good movement, and good eyesight, and it was This has always been my strength.”

Often paired with the midfielder or the ground (at the back), Leon Cassart has become a master of recas and counter-rickets, despite his rather light size. His strength surprised more than one opponent, at least early in his career, before Farciennois became a true star of the ball. “artist As talented as he is kind to his teammates.”And “leader of men”And “pure class”There is no shortage of glowing testimonials.

Even if he was punished at the end of the 1970s for forging a glove (a common practice at the time), that’s not what ball game fans will remember. Leon Cassart was, according to some, the best Belgian player of all time. Multiple times named Player of the Year, he also won the Gant d’or once (equivalent to the ball game’s Golden Boot) in 1974, instead at the end of his career, so the trophy was created in 1973.

In 1980, Léon Casaert decided to abandon his high-profile glove, which was plagued by injuries and a certain fatigue. But the Little White Queen virus infected his five sons nonetheless (including his full name, the former mayor of Charleroi in the early 2000s), “falling into” it due to the strength of the family and all of whom have also evolved into national divisions.

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King Leon is dead. Long live the king.

Tess Larson

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