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In praise of Di Stéfano

Published: Wednesday 1 April 2009, 14.36CET
Emilio Butragueño believes Alfredo di Stéfano made Real Madrid CF what it is today.
In praise of Di Stéfano

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Published: Wednesday 1 April 2009, 14.36CET

In praise of Di Stéfano

Emilio Butragueño believes Alfredo di Stéfano made Real Madrid CF what it is today.

Emilio Butragueño was 20 when he was given his Real Madrid CF debut by Alfredo di Stéfano in February 1984. The striker would go on to become one of the most celebrated in the history of the illustrious club, but in this interview with the uefa.com Magazine he reveals his admiration of the man he believes made Los Merengues what they are today. "Alfredo di Stéfano joined Real Madrid in 1953 and changed the history of our club. When he arrived, Real Madrid changed its mentality completely. From that moment on, Madrid became a winning team. And I think he left values that helped make Real Madrid different from other clubs. Real Madrid now is what it is because, mainly, of Alfredo di Stéfano." To watch this interview, click above.

Last updated: 01/04/09 10.53CET

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