‘Di Stefano probably best ever’

The President of Atletico Madrid has described Alfredo Di Stefano as probably the best player ever.

The Real Madrid icon passed away yesterday at the age of 88, having won five European Cups with Los Blancos as a player.

"The club called me to inform of his passing and it is a big loss,” Enrique Cerezo commented.

“He was a magnificent player, I think that he's probably the best ever, without doubt. Those who saw him play and know him off the pitch all know he was a great person.

"I want to send my best wishes to all the members, fans and Real Madrid sympathisers. I want to say that Atlético Madrid will always consider him as the number one in world football.

“He turned Real Madrid into the biggest and he helped improve football as watching him play was a spectacular. I always remember the great players of the period between Real Madrid and Atlético. It was a marvellous spectacle of football.”

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