Photos: Alfredo di Stefano leaves football world with countless memories

Real Madrid great Alfredo di Stefano died at the age of 88.

FP Sports July 10, 2014 01:20:26 IST
Photos: Alfredo di Stefano leaves football world with countless memories
Photos Alfredo di Stefano leaves football world with countless memories

(L) Aug. 25, 1963 file photo, Alfredo di Stefano controls the ball during the first game of the Little World Cup Series, in Caracas, Venezuela. Di Stefano, whose goals placed him alongside the all-time great players and propelled Real Madrid to five straight European Champions Cups, has died on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was 88. (R) July 6, 2009 file photo, former Real Madrid soccer star and the club's honorary president Alfredo di Stefano of Argentina waves before the official presentation of Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. AP

Photos Alfredo di Stefano leaves football world with countless memories

Aug. 23, 2007 file photo, soccer star Alfredo Di Stefano salutes to Real Madrid supporters after a presentation of new Real Madrid players in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Di Stefano, whose goals placed him alongside the all-time great players and propelled Real Madrid to five straight European Champions Cups, has died on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was 88. AP

Photos Alfredo di Stefano leaves football world with countless memories

May 18, 1960 file photo, Alfredo Di Stefano of Argentina, far right, scores the first goal for Real Madrid in the European Soccer Cup Final, against Eintracht of Germany, at Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow. Di Stefano, whose goals placed him alongside the all-time great players and propelled Real Madrid to five straight European Champions Cups, has died on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was 88. AP

Photos Alfredo di Stefano leaves football world with countless memories

(L) Oct. 25, 1960 file photo, Real Madrid's veteran player Alfredo Di Stefano, center, jogs around the Bank of England training ground, in Roehampton, London. (R) Aug. 26, 1963 file photo, Alfredo di Stefano smokes a cigarette as he talks to newsmen at the Spanish Embassy immediately after his release by communist kidnappers, in Caracas, Venezuela. Stefano, in Caracas with his team of Real Madrid, was held prisoner for 56 hours in a Caracas apartment by members of the outlawed pro-communist Armed Forces for National Liberation. FALN, which seeks to overthrow President Romulo Betancourt, utilized the kidnapping as a publicity stunt and to embarrass the Venezuelan government. Di Stefano, whose goals placed him alongside the all-time great players and propelled Real Madrid to five straight European Champions Cups, has died on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was 88. AP

Photos Alfredo di Stefano leaves football world with countless memories

(L) Jan. 3, 1995 file photo, former Argentina soccer star Alfredo di Stefano, left, congratulates fellow countryman Diego Maradona after he received the "Golden Ball" award for his lifetime achievement, in Paris. Di Stefano, whose goals placed him alongside the all-time great players and propelled Real Madrid to five straight European Champions Cups (R) Nov. 13, 2009 file photo, former soccer player and honorary president of Real Madrid, Alfredo Di Stefano, right, receives a Spanish soccer shirt while being applauded by the Argentine ambassador to Spain, Carlos Bettini, during a homage to Di Stefano for his contribution to sport, at the Argentine Embassy in Madrid. Di Stefano, whose goals placed him alongside the all-time great players and propelled Real Madrid to five straight European Champions Cups, has died on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was 88. AP

Photos Alfredo di Stefano leaves football world with countless memories

Jan. 19, 2006 file photo, former Real Madrid soccer star and the club's honorary president Alfredo Di Stefano from Argentina sits in a wheelchair, as he leaves Valencia's La Fe hospital in a wheel chair, 27 days after a severe heart attack. Di Stefano, whose goals placed him alongside the all-time great players and propelled Real Madrid to five straight European Champions Cups, has died on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was 88. AP

Photos Alfredo di Stefano leaves football world with countless memories

Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez walks past a poster of Alfredo Di Stefano in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium before making a speech in Madrid, Spain, Monday, July 7, 2014 after football great Alfredo Di Stefano died. He was 88. The former Argentina forward was hospitalized on Saturday after a heart attack. He had been in a coma since at Gregorio Maranon hospital in the Spanish capital where he passed away. Di Stefano helped Madrid win five straight European Champions Cups from 1956-60 and eight Spanish league titles. He was voted European player of the year in 1957 and 1959. AP

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