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-Spanish professional footballer and coach, regarded as one of the best footballers of all time. Nicknamed "Saeta rubia" ("Blond Arrow"), he was a powerful, quick, skillful, and prolific forward, with great stamina, tactical versatility, creativity, and vision, who could play almost anywhere on the pitch. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfredo Di Stéfano has received more than 2,645,315 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Alfredo Di Stéfano is the 6th most popular soccer player (up from 7th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Argentina (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Argentinean 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 6 out of 16,923Before him are Pelé, Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskás, Garrincha, and Eusébio. After him are Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, Giuseppe Meazza, and Zinedine Zidane.

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Among people born in 1926, Alfredo Di Stéfano ranks 5Before him are Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, and Michel Foucault. After him are Ingvar Kamprad, Jiang Zemin, Leslie Nielsen, Chuck Berry, Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. 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, Claudio Abbado, Joe Cocker, Shirley Temple, Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Nadine Gordimer.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Alfredo Di Stéfano ranks 4 out of 900Before him are Che Guevara (1928), Pope Francis (1936), and Jorge Luis Borges (1899). After him are Eva Perón (1919), Diego Maradona (1960), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), Martha Argerich (1941), and Jorge Rafael Videla (1925).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Argentina

Among soccer players born in Argentina, Alfredo Di Stéfano ranks 1After him are Diego Maradona (1960), Lionel Messi (1987), Omar Sívori (1935), Mario Kempes (1954), Guillermo Stábile (1905), Helenio Herrera (1910), Gabriel Batistuta (1969), César Luis Menotti (1938), Daniel Passarella (1953), Luis Monti (1901), and Javier Zanetti (1973).