The official website for European football

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

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

Switch to HTML5 versionSwitch to flash version
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

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=815026.html#in+praise+di+stefano

UEFA.com features

European football backs diversity, inclusion and accessibility
  • European football backs diversity, inclusion and accessibility
  • Monaco memories - UEFA Direct 171 out now
  • Luís Figo joins UEFA as Football Advisor
  • UEFA launches anti-doping reporting platform
  • UEFA & FARE network unite to promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility
  • #EqualGame focus at London sports business summit
  • 2017 UEFA Grassroots Awards winners unveiled
  • Grassroots gold goes to Northern Irish club
  • ‘Football gives you freedom’: Hungarian blind footballer stars in UEFA’s #EqualGame campaign
  • Keeping competitive balance - Aleksander Čeferin
1 of 10