Alfredo di Stefano in hospital after suffering heart attack

Footballing legend Alfredo di Stefano, who turned 88 this week, is being kept in an induced coma in the Gregorio Maranon hospital in Madrid following a heart attack suffered on Saturday.

The latest reports describe his situation as ‘clinically stable, but his condition remains serious’. Di Stefano has been fitted with a pacemaker since having heart surgery in 2005 and has had several health problems in recent years.

Alfredo dei Stefano, born in Argentina, joined Real Madrid in 1953 and won five straight European Cups, scoring in each final between 1956 and 1960. He also won eight Spanish league titles and was voted European player of the year in 1957 and 1959.

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