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Alfredo Di Stéfano

Soccer Player and Coach Alfredo Di Stéfano

Profession: Soccer Player and Coach

Nationality:
Argentina
Argentine
Spain
Spanish

Why Famous: Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid

Born: July 4, 1926
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: July 7, 2014 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: A heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1956-12-18 Ballon d'Or: Blackpool & England winger Stanley Matthews wins inaugural award for best football player in Europe; beats Real Madrid pair Alfredo Di Stéfano & Raymond Kopa
  • 1957-05-30 European Cup Final, Madrid: Alfredo Di Stéfano and Francisco Gento score as defending champions Real Madrid beats Fiorentina, 2-0
  • 1957-12-17 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Alfredo Di Stéfano wins award for best football player in Europe ahead of Englishmen Billy Wright and Duncan Edwards
  • 1959-12-15 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Alfredo Di Stéfano wins his second award for best football player in Europe ahead of teammate Raymond Kopa and Juventus' Welsh utility John Charles
  • 1960-05-18 European Cup Final, Glasgow: Ferenc Puskás scores 4, Alfredo Di Stéfano 3 as Real Madrid routs Eintracht Frankfurt, 7-3; 5th consecutive title for Los Blancos

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