Five years without Alfredo Di Stéfano

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NEWS | 07/07/2019

On July 7, 2014, the best player of all time died.

Five years have passed since Real Madrid fired Alfredo Di Stéfano, the best player of all time and that changed the history of Real Madrid. On July 7, 2014, the Saeta Rubia died at age 88 at the Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital in Madrid, where she had been admitted two days before due to a cardiac arrest.

Alfredo Di Stéfano he became a legend of world football during his time as Madridista, from 1953 to 1964. Throughout those years he led one of the best squads in the history of this sport, which won five European Cups consecutive, a Intercontinental, two Latin Cups, eight Suspenders, a Cup of Spain and one Small World Cup. Further, Di Stéfano He played 396 games and scored 308 official goals at Real Madrid.

Alfredo Di Stéfano

The best player of all time was born in Buenos Aires on July 4, 1926 and also won the highest individual awards. This is demonstrated by his two Gold Balls and the Super Golden Ball, with which in 1989 France Football he rewarded his career. He is the only player who has this award. He also won the Pichichi Trophy on 5 occasions

President of honor

Beyond his importance as a player, he remained linked to Real Madrid as coach and emblem of the club. On the bench he won a Spanish Super Cup and gave the boost to Quinta del Buitre. Due to his importance in Madrid's history he was honorary president and the stadium of the Ciudad Real Madrid it's named.

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