Alfredo Di Stéfano

1926 - 2014

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Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo ði esˈtefano]; 4 July 1926 – 7 July 2014) was an Argentine-born professional footballer and coach who played as a forward, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Nicknamed "Saeta rubia" ("Blond Arrow"), he is best known for his achievements with Real Madrid, where he was instrumental in the club's domination of the European Cup and La Liga during the 1950s. Along with Francisco Gento and José María Zárraga, he was one of only three players to play a part in all five victories, scoring goals in each of the five finals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfredo Di Stéfano has received more than 3,017,116 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Alfredo Di Stéfano is the 10th most popular soccer player (down from 6th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 4th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Soccer Player.

Alfredo di stéfano is most famous for his time with Real Madrid, where he helped the team win the European Cup five times in a row from 1956 to 1960.

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Among soccer players, Alfredo Di Stéfano ranks 10 out of 16,880Before him are Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, Gerd Müller, Franz Beckenbauer, Eusébio, and Garrincha. After him are Zinedine Zidane, Giuseppe Meazza, Josef Bican, George Best, Michel Platini, and Cesare Maldini.

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Among people born in 1926, Alfredo Di Stéfano ranks 6Before him are Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, and Ingvar Kamprad. After him are Jiang Zemin, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Leslie Nielsen, Miles Davis, Sathya Sai Baba, and Dario Fo. Among people deceased in 2014, Alfredo Di Stéfano ranks 5Before him are Gabriel García Márquez, Robin Williams, Ariel Sharon, and Eusébio. After him are Eduard Shevardnadze, Hiroo Onoda, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Claudio Abbado, Eli Wallach, Joe Cocker, and Luis Aragonés.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Alfredo Di Stéfano ranks 5 out of 1,019Before him are Che Guevara (1928), Pope Francis (1936), Jorge Luis Borges (1899), and Diego Maradona (1960). After him are Eva Perón (1919), Daniel Barenboim (1942), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Martha Argerich (1941), and Lionel Messi (1987).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Argentina

Among soccer players born in Argentina, Alfredo Di Stéfano ranks 2Before him are Diego Maradona (1960). After him are Lionel Messi (1987), Omar Sívori (1935), Mario Kempes (1954), Gabriel Batistuta (1969), Guillermo Stábile (1905), Helenio Herrera (1910), César Luis Menotti (1938), Daniel Passarella (1953), Luis Monti (1901), and Carlos Bilardo (1938).