Madridismo has spent four years without one of their greatest heros. 7 July 2014 was the day of the passing of Alfredo Di Stéfano, the player who changed the history of Real Madrid. He was the leader of the team which won five consecutive European Cups and turned Real Madrid into the best club in the world. On top of this he also won an Intercontinental Cup, two Latin cups, eight leagues and a Spanish cup during his 11 seasons as a Whites’ player.
From 1953 to 1964, Di Stéfano played 396 games and scored 308 goals. His performances earnt him individual recognition in the shape of two Balon d’Oro and the Super Balon d’Or, which he was awarded in 1989 by France Football for his amazing career. He’s the only player to have won this award. He also won the league top scorer on five occasions.