Alfredo Di Stéfano was the first superstar of modern football..Besides prolific goalscoring – his career total was more than 800 goals in first class matches – the strength of Di Stéfano’s game was the enormous scope of his play.
For many players, Di Stéfano was the greatest of all time, with George Best, Johan Cruyff, and Diego Maradona each lauding him as their personal hero. In the words of George Best: “Di Stéfano was the best footballer ever. He had everything. I used to pretend to be him as a kid”.