1958/59: Di Stéfano keeps Madrid rolling



Did you know?

Real Madrid CF made it four European Cups in succession, defeating the side they faced in the competition’s first showpiece, Stade de Reims Champagne, in the final.

Also in this year

• Alfredo Di Stéfano, recipient two years earlier, comes out on top in the Ballon d'Or voting.

• France are crowned outright winners of rugby union's Five Nations Championship for the first time.

• Hawaii and Alaska become the 49th and 50th states of the United States.

• Fidel Castro, who remains in office until 2008, becomes the Prime Minister of Cuba.

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