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Argentinian Football Legend Alfredo Di Stefano Passes Away

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Legendary Argentinian football player and honorary Real Madrid President, Alfredo Di Stefano has passed away at age 88.

He had suffered a heart attack on Saturday. Afterwards, he was in an induced coma at the General Universitario Gregorio Maranon Hospital, The Independent reports. He died on Monday.

He had reportedly battled with several health problems in recent years.

The Argentina-born former forward played for Real Madrid from 1953 to 1964. With 307 goals scored during his career, he is known as the club’s second highest scorer in history. He also served as a coach for the team for two separate periods of time.

Cristiano Ronaldo, a star player on the Real Madrid team, expressed his sadness at the news via twitter:

ALFREDO Tweet 1

Manchester United also tweeted its condolences:

Man U

R.I.P Alfredo.

Photo Credit: Instagram

6 Comments

  1. Igbeyinadun

    July 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    RIP

  2. Anon

    July 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Legend. Rest in peace the great one. Time to retire the number 9 jersey.

  3. missyJ

    July 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    RIP Legend!!! Imagine a website goal.com already wrote an article on Di Stefano before he died but put X at certain places day and date to be precised. So when the news of his death was made known they couldn’t wait to publish the article and they did so without editing the X day and X date.

    • Troll

      July 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Hahaha…are you serious? Going to check it out

  4. @edDREAMZ

    July 8, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    May his soul R.I.P….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  5. laila

    July 8, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    RIP

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