Six years without Alfredo Di Stéfano

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NEWS | 07/07/2020

The best player in history passed away on July 7, 2014.

Six years ago he said goodbye Alfredo Di Stéfano, the player who changed the history of Real Madrid. On July 7, 2014, the Saeta Rubia He died at 88 years old at the Gregorio Marañón University General Hospital in Madrid, where he had been admitted two days earlier due to a cardiac arrest.

Say Stéfano went down in football history by leading the legendary team that won the first five European cups consecutively. His presence was key for the Real Madrid became the best club in the world and also expanded the madridista trophy room with a Cup Intercontinental, two Latin Cups, eight Suspenders and one Spanish Cup.

Alfredo Di Stéfano

From 1953 to 1964, the greatest player of all time dazzled fans of the Real Madrid in 396 games in which he scored 308 goals. These exhibitions allowed him to get two Ballons d'Or and the Super Ballon d'Or, with which in 1989 France Football rewarded his career. He is the only player to have this award. He also won the Pichichi Trophy 5 times.

Legend and emblem

The Saeta Rubia, who was born in Buenos Aires on July 4, 1926, continued to be important in the history of the Real Madrid off the field of play. As a coach he won a Spanish Super Cup and gave impetus to the Quinta del Buitre. His relevance and his contribution to the Madridista legend made him the honorary president of the club. As a tribute, the stadium of the Ciudad Real Madrid in which the first team plays its home games in the final stretch of this League it bears his name.

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