‘Di Stefano the greatest of all time’

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has led the tributes to club legend Alfredo Di Stefano, who sadly passed away this afternoon.

The 88-year-old suffered a heart attack in Madrid on Saturday and spent two days in intensive care.

But it was made official earlier that the Blancos Honorary Life President failed to recover, and sadly died.

And current chief Perez has admitted that it is a sad day for ‘the entire football world’.

“Today is a day of absolute sadness for Real Madrid and dare I say it the entire football world,” he told a Press conference.

“Di Stefano was the most important player in the history of Real Madrid and the best footballer of all time.

“Alfredo Di Stefano is Real Madrid. He was decisive, determinant and changed the destiny of this institution.

“He was able to extend the passion for Real Madrid to all corners of the world.

“We have the obligation to tell people that didn’t see it about a footballer who was capable of everything.

“It's thanks to Di Stefano that FIFA named Real Madrid the best team of the 20th century.

“Alfredo di Stefano, president of honour, Real Madrid will never forget you.”

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