NEWS STORY. 07/07/2022
Today marks eight years since madridismo said goodbye Alfredo Di Stéfano, the greatest player of all time who changed Real Madrid history. On 7 July 2014, The Blond Arrow passed away at 88 years of age at the Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital in Madrid, where he was taken two days before following a heart-attack.
Alfredo Di Stéfano became a legend of international football during his time as a madridista, from 1953 to 1964. Throughout his spell, he spearheaded one of the greatest squads in the history of the sport, winning five European Cups in a row, one Intercontinental Cup, two Copas Latinas, eight LaLiga titles, one Copa de España and a Small Club World Cup. Di Stéfano made 396 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 308 goals.
Video.Eight years since Alfredo Di Stéfano's passing
The greatest player of all time was born in Buenos Aires on 4 July 1926 and went on to claim a host of individual awards. He got his hands on two Ballons d'Or and the Super Ballon d'Or, a prize dedicated to his incredible career by France Football in 1989, making him the only player ever to boast this recognition. He was also named Pichichi 5 times.
President of honour
Beyond his importance as a player, he remained linked to Real Madrid as coach and all-round club icon. From the dugout, he won the Spanish Super Cup and guided the Quinta del Buitre. Alfredo Di Stéfano was also president of honour, and the stadium at Real Madrid City bears his name.