Alfredo Di Stéfano

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Alfredo Di Stéfano Pencil Portrait
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The Manchester United reserve watched Real Madrid’s centre forward from the stands of the famous Bernabéu stadium, in April 1957. His team mates – the legendary Busby Babes – would be defeated 1-3 in their European Cup semi-final first leg match, going on to eventually lose the tie 3-5 on aggregate.

The twenty year old Bobby Charlton subsequently wrote about his first impression of the magisterial playmaker. “Who is this man? He takes the ball from the goalkeeper, he tells the full-backs what to do; wherever he is on the field he is in position to take the ball, you can see his influence on everything that is happening … I had never seen such a complete footballer … It was as though he had set up his own command centre at the heart of the game. He was as strong as he was subtle. You just could not keep your eyes off him.”

Whilst perhaps not as naturally gifted as Pelé or Maradona, Charlton nevertheless remains one of many former players and managers who regard Alfredo Di Stéfano as the best all-round footballer in the history of the game. His death in 2014 – at the age of 88 – was a time of great mourning throughout the world of football.

An integral part of the Real Madrid side that won five consecutive European Cups between 1956 and 1960, the Argentine born – and later Spanish national – was voted European player of the year in both 1957 and 1959.

His financial worth, in today’s terms, would be incalculable.