Alfredo Di Stéfano

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Alfredo Di Stéfano
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Di Stéfano playing for Spain in 1960
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé[1]
Date of birth (1926-07-04)4 July 1926
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 7 July 2014(2014-07-07) (aged 88)
Place of death Madrid, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward, attacking midfielder
Youth career
1940–1943 Unión Progresista
1944–1945 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1949 River Plate 66 (49)
1945–1946Huracán (loan) 25 (10)
1949–1953 Millonarios 101 (90)
1953–1964 Real Madrid 282 (216)
1964–1966 Espanyol 47 (11)
Total 521 (376)
National team
1947 Argentina 6 (6)
1949 Colombia 4 (0)
1957–1962 Spain 31 (23)
Teams managed
1967–1968 Elche
1969–1970 Boca Juniors
1970–1974 Valencia
1974 Sporting CP
1975–1976 Rayo Vallecano
1976–1977 Castellón
1979–1980 Valencia
1981–1982 River Plate
1982–1984 Real Madrid
1985 Boca Juniors
1986–1988 Valencia
1990–1991 Real Madrid
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé[2] (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo ði esˈtefano]; 4 July 1926 – 7 July 2014) was an Argentine born professional footballer and coach who played as a forward. Alfredo was often known as "Saeta rubia" ("Blond Arrow").[3][4]

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
River Plate 1945 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Huracán (loan) 1946 25 10 2 0 0 0 27 10
River Plate 1947 30 27 0 0 2 1 32 28
1948 23 13 1 1 6 4 30 18
1949 12 9 0 0 0 0 12 9
Total 66 49 1 1 8 5 75 55
Millonarios 1949 14 16 0 0 0 0 14 16
1950 29 23 2 1 0 0 31 24
1951 34 32 4? 4? 0 0 38? 36?
1952 24 19 4? 5? 0 0 28? 24?
Total 101 90 10 10 0 0 111 100
Real Madrid 1953–54 28 27 0 0 0 0 28 27
1954–55 30 25 0 0 2 0 32 25
1955–56 30 24 0 0 7 5 37 29
1956–57 30 31 3 3 10 9 43 43
1957–58 30 19 7 7 7 10 44 36
1958–59 28 23 8 5 7 6 43 34
1959–60 23 12 5 3 6 8 34 23
1960–61 23 21 9 8 4 1 36 30
1961–62 23 11 8 4 10 7 41 22
1962–63 13 12 9 9 2 1 24 22
1963–64 24 11 1 1 9 5 34 17
Total 282 216 50 40 64 52 396 308
Espanyol 1964–65 24 7 3 2 0 0 27 9
1965–66 23 4 4 1 6 0 33 5
Total 47 11 7 3 6 0 60 14
Career totals 521 376 70 54 78 57 669 487

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 1947 6 6
Total 6 6
Spain[5] 1957 7 7
1958 4 1
1959 5 6
1960 8 6
1961 7 3
Total 31 23

Honours[change | change source]

Di Stéfano's Golden Foot award in “The Champions Promenade" on the seafront of the Principality of Monaco

Manager[change | change source]

Boca Juniors

River Plate

  • Torneo Nacional: 1981

Valencia

Real Madrid

Records[change | change source]

  • Scored in most European Cup finals: five[16]
  • Scored in most consecutive European Cup finals: five
  • Most goals scored in European Cup finals: seven (shared with Ferenc Puskás)
  • Only player to be awarded the Super Ballon d'Or[17]

References[change | change source]

General
  • (Autobiography) Di Stéfano, Alfredo (2000). Gracias, Vieja: Las Memorias del Mayor Mito del Futbol. Madrid: Aguilar. ISBN 84-03-09200-8.
Specific
  1. "di Stéfano Profile" (in Spanish). Yahoo! Deportes España. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  2. "Di Stéfano Profile" (in Spanish). Realmadrid.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011.
  3. "The birth of the Saeta Rubia" (in Spanish). Clarin. 16 July 2005. Archived from the original on 13 December 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2008.
  4. "Saeta Rubia (Movie)". Archived from the original on 30 September 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2008.
  5. "Di Stéfano". European Football. Archived from the original on 16 May 2021. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  6. "Real Madrid: 21 años del único Súper Balón de Oro de la historia" Archived 14 May 2021 at the Wayback Machine. Goal.com. (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 July 2014
  7. "FIFA Order of Merit" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  8. "ERIC BATTY’S WORLD XI – THE SIXTIES" Archived 16 January 2018 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 26 November 2015
  9. "Golden Foot – Alfredo Di Stéfano". Goldenfoot.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  10. "UEFA President's Award". UEFA.com. 2 January 2014. Archived from the original on 6 November 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  11. "IFFHS announce the 48 football legend players". IFFHS. 25 January 2016. Archived from the original on 24 September 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  12. "The other two Ballon d'Or Dream Team XIs: Zidane, Cruyff, Iniesta, Di Stefano... but no Casillas". MARCA. 15 December 2020. Archived from the original on 15 December 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  13. "11 Leyenda el mejor once de la historia". JornalAS. 25 February 2021. Archived from the original on 19 April 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  14. "IFFHS ALL TIME WORLD MEN'S DREAM TEAM". IFFHS. 22 May 2021. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  15. "IFFHS all time South America men's dream team".
  16. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 February 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. "Tal día como hoy, Di Stéfano ganó el Súper Balón de Oro - Real Madrid CF". Archived from the original on 17 May 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2016.

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