Alfredo Estéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 4th 1926. His playing career spanned 22 years, from 1944 to 1966 when, at the age of 40 years, he decided to hang up his boots. He played a total of 966 games and scored 774 goals.

Playing Career

1944-45: Club Atlético River Plate (Argentina) 1946: Club Atlético Huracán (Argentina) 1947-49: Club Atlético River Plate (Argentina) 1949-53: Club Deportivo Los Millonarios (Colombia) 1953-64: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Spain) 1964-66: Real Club Deportivo Español (Spain)

Coach/Trainer

1967: Elche Club de Fútbol (Spain) 1969-70: Club Atlético Boca Juniors (Argentina). League title 1970-74: Valencia Club de Fútbol (Spain). League title 1971 1974: Sporting Clube de Lisboa (Portugal) 1975-76: Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (Spain) 1976-77: Club Deportivo Castellón (Spain) 1979-80: Valencia Club de Fútbol (Spain). European Cup Winners Cup. 1981-82: Club Atlético River Plate (Argentina). League title 1982-84: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Spain). League runners-up in consecutive years. 1985: Club Atlético Boca Juniors (Argentina) 1986-88: Valencia Club de Fútbol (Spain) 1990-91: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Spain)

Honours

5 European Cups with Real Madrid (1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60)
Di Stéfano scored goals in every final, including a hat-trick in their famous 7-3 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park in 1960. He held the record as top scorer in the European Cup, with 49 goals in 58 games, until Real Madrid striker Raul beat his mark in 2005.
8 Spanish league titles with Real Madrid (1953-54, 1954-55, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64) 5 Trofeos Pichichi with Real Madrid (1953-54, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59) 1 Intercontinetal Cup with Real Madrid (1960) 1 Spanish Cup with Real Madrid (1962) 1 Copa América with Argentina (1947) 2 Argentina league titles with River Plate (1945, 1947) 4 Colombia league titles with Millonarios (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952) 2 Balones de Oro (1957, 1959) 6 caps for Argentina (1947) 4 caps for Colombia (1949) 31 caps for Spain (1957-61) Di Stefano was made honorary president of Real Madrid in 2000 when Florentino Perez came to power.