FIFA President Blatter has issued a statement on the passing of the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano.

"I'm very saddened by the news of the death of Alfredo Di Stefano," he said ."He was the most complete player I’ve ever seen. He was also my favourite player. I was following him very closely when he was playing for the great Real Madrid team and I was a young sports reporter.

"Later, I had the privilege to meet him through Real Madrid and we became good friends in football. I will always remember him."