Aleandre Villaplane

When a Nazi collaborator captained France

This day in football history On 23 February 1930, midfielder Alexandre Villaplane captained France for the first time. He would later lead them in the 1930 World Cup before his execution in 1944 for collaborating with the Nazis. Born in French Algeria in 1905, Villaplane was the first player from North Africa to play for Les …