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Ten of the best for Di Stefano

Portrait of Argentinian-born Spanish forward Alfredo Di Stefano

Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano is considered to be one of the all-time greats of both Spanish and world football. has taken a trip back through the archives to look for ten defining moments of his glorious career.

1. 23/09/1953

A 26-year-old Di Stefano makes his Madrid debut in a 4-2 friendly defeat against French club Nancy.

2. 25/04/1954
Real Madrid win the Liga title to end a 21-year drought, with Di Stefano finishing the season as the Primera Division's 29-goal top scorer.

3. 13/06/1956
Real Madrid are crowned winners of the inaugural edition of the European Champions Clubs' Cup after a 4-3 win over French outfit Stade de Reims. Di Stefano it is who scores Los Merengues' first goal in their comeback success.

4. December 1957
Di Stefano is presented with France Football's prestigious Ballon d'Or, awarded to the European Football of the Year.

5. 1958/1959
La Saeta Rubia tops the Primera Division's scorers' charts for the fourth season in succession.

6. 13/05/1960
The Argentina-born attacker scores three goals and Ferenc Puskas hits four in Real Madrid's 7-3 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt, the club's fifth consecutive European Cup triumph.

7. 04/09/1960
On the back of European success number five, Los Blancos win the first edition of the Toyota/Intercontinental Cup against Uruguay's Penarol. After coming away with a 0-0 first-leg draw from Montevideo, Di Stefano gets on the scoresheet as Madrid cruise to a 5-1 second-leg win at home.

8. 17/05/1964
Madrid's legendary No9's last official goal for the club comes via the penalty spot in a Copa del Rey encounter versus Real Sociedad.

9. 27/05/1964
Di Stefano plays his last game in the famous white jersey in the final of the 1964 European Cup in Vienna. Madrid lose 3-1 against Inter Milan.

10. 05/11/2000
The club's Members Assembly approves Di Stefano's appointment as Honorary President of Real Madrid.

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