Claude Papi

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Claude Papi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1949-04-16)16 April 1949
Place of birth Porto-Vecchio, France
Date of death 28 January 1983(1983-01-28) (aged 33)
Place of death Porto-Vecchio, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1982 Bastia 410 (115)
National team
1973–1978 France 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Claude Papi (16 April 1949 – 28 January 1983) was a French football midfielder who is regarded as the all-time best player for the SC Bastia.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, Papi played his entire career for SC Bastia. He led Bastia to the finals of the 1978 UEFA Cup, scoring 7 goals that season. Papi remains the all-time leading scorer for Bastia with 134 goals in 479 games.

International career[edit]

Papi was a member of the French team in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. His only World Cup appearance came in a 3-1 group match win against Hungary.


Papi died on 28 January 1983 at the age of 33.


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External links[edit]

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