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ALFREDO Di STEFANO, ARGENTINA, SPAIN
San Lorenzo (ARG)
River Plate (ARG)
Millonarios Bogata (Columbia)
Real Madrid (Spain)
Espanol (Spain)
1947

An all-around player in every sense of the word, Di Stefano (a.k.a. "The German") may have been remembered for his career as a center-forward, but his real skill was his all-around skill level on defense, in the mid-field and on the wings. He was the complete package, and some argue a rival to Pele's title as the greatest ever. A tough up-bringing in Buenos Aires lent a determination to his game. He lead Madrid to an astounding 5 consecutive European Champions Cup finals, including a hat-trick vs. Frankfurt in 1960. Twice named the European Footballer of the Year in 1957 and 1959, he also had success as a coach of Valencia, directing them to the Cupwinners Cup in 1980.

ARGENTINA  
CAPS GOALS
7 7
SPAIN  
CAPS GOALS
31 23

 

 

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ALL-TIME WORLD XI

< Lev Yashin, CCCP
< Carlos Alberto, BRZ
< Franz Beckenbauer, GRM
< Bobby Moore, ENG
< Johan Cruyff, HLD
< Alfredo Di Stefano, ARG
< Diego Maradona, ARG
< Nilton Santos, BRZ
< Garrincha, BRZ
< Pele, BRZ
< Zinedine Zidane, FR

 
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