Offbeat — 16 December 2013

  Alfredo Di Stefano

Alfredo Di Stefano is one of the all-time greatest football players in the world. This 87-year-old Argentine footballer used to play a powerful game at the forward position in the soccer field. He literally dominated the Argentinean football scene from 1940s to 1960s. He had short stints with some other clubs, but remained mostly associated with Real Madrid. While he twice won the Ballon d’Or or European Player of the Year award for himself, his efforts for the Real Madrid club included much more than that. He led the club team to grab the league title eight times and the European Cup five times.

In the year 2000, Alfredo Di Stefano was also declared the honorary president of this club. The talent of this player could be seen from his early days when he was just 17 years old. In all his games, he was only focused to lead his team to victory, and he really succeeded in doing that. His fans were very crazy about his speed, as well as his hair color. In fact, he was given the nickname, “The Blond Arrow.” Another thing appreciated about him is his unending stamina and versatility. While mostly covering the forward position, he has also played equally brilliantly at midfield, forward line and defense positions.

Alfredo Di Stefano could alter his playing style at the blink of an eye and that was his plus point against many strong teams. His fitness led him to do this in a swift manner. Although Alfredo Di Stefano played extraordinary international football for a long time, he could not witness being a part of a World Cup final match. Anyways, his historical game would keep its charm maintained on his followers in the same way he keeps his personal charm maintained. He has always been young at heart that is evident from his recently announced marriage.

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Written by Anupam Jolly

With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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