That was the Real Madrid of Alfredo Di Stéfano

That was the Real Madrid of Alfredo Di Stéfano
The photographers immortalize the moment when Alfredo Di Stéfano prepares to make his debut for Real Madrid at the Bernabéu (Pinterest)

Last update November 12, 2019 by Javier Argudo

The 23 September 1953 an event occurred that changed the history of Spanish football in general and the Real Madrid in particular. Alfredo Di Stéfano his debut for the club in a friendly match between the Madrid coliseum to the local set against Nancy French. What Gauls were victorious by 2-4 Y 'The Blond Arrow’ scored one of the goals. The Real Madrid of di Stéfano He began to walk.

The arrival of the Argentine crack the Spanish League was involved in a controversy. So much Real Madrid as Barcelona Soccer Club They vied the signing although the meringues were the cat carried water. The player belonged to the discipline of the River Plate Argentinian, but nevertheless, the whole red stripe I had yielded to the millionaires from Colombia.

The Real Madrid It reached a transfer agreement with Colombians while Barça He did the same with the Argentine team. The issue became so important that both the FIFA as the Spanish Football Federation had to mediate. Finally, we opted for a Solomonic resolution: Alfredo Di Stéfano He would play two years in a club and two in the other.

Such a decision did not please the FC Barcelona, which at that time he had the best footballer in Europe, Hungarian Ladislao Kubala. The Catalans decided to withdraw its offer and finally 'The Blond Arrow’ He ended up wearing white.

The rest is history. With Alfredo Di Stéfano, The club of Santiago Bernabeu got 5 European Cups consecutively (the first five editions of this competition). further, sumo 8 Suspenders, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 1 Spain Cup, as most important trophies.

A nivel individual, The 9’ Real Madrid played a total of 396 parties with white coat and struck neither more nor less than 307 goals. In fact, was the top scorer of the whole of Concha Espina until it was surpassed by Raul Gonzalez Blanco in the year 2009 and then by Cristiano Ronaldo. Definitely, 3 names engraved in gold letters on the history of Real Madrid players.

Those who were lucky enough to see him play have always claimed that Don Alfredo It was the first "complete player '. Yes, its natural position was the center forward and looked '9’ in the back, but he was able to move around the field with a presence and power that overwhelmed and strangers. Able to pick up the ball in the half and make it reach the opponent's area insulting ease, He was the author of some of the most beautiful and spectacular goals in the history of the sport.

That Madrid di Stéfano He went down in history as one of the best teams of all time. Not in vain, in that template coexisted players of the stature of the French Raymond Kopa, Hungarian Ferenc Puskas and national players Paco Gento, all of them true legends.

Alfredo Di Stéfano, one of the names that always appear (rightly) among the best of all time with Skin, Johan Cruyff Y Diego Armando Maradona.

Javier Argudo

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