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Di Stefano: the first Real Galatico

February 13, 2008

Frequently bracketed with Pele, Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff as one the greatest exponents of the game, Alfredo Di Stefano is considered by many connoisseurs to be the most complete footballer of all time.

The 81-year-old Argentine will be honoured by his former club Real Madrid, football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA and a host of illustrious fellow players on Sunday in a ceremony at the Bernabeu.

A statue of Di Stefano will also be unveiled at Real's training ground Valdebebas in the presence of FIFA and UEFA presidents Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, with invited guests including former players Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Charlton and Eusebio.

Photographs: Getty Images | Text: Reuters

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