After three decades and hundreds of thousands of euros spent building the collection, he says he has set his sights on acquiring 50,000 memorabilia items.
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"To put it simply, I loved him like a brother. A part of me has just gone," Platini said in a statement. "Louis was my closest friend in football over the past 30 years."
Montpellier president Nicollin dies, helped club win title →