Soccer legend Alfredo Di Stefano dies at 88

Soccer legend Alfredo Di Stefano dies at 88
A file picture shows Alfredo Di Stefano arriving at a news conference during the presentation of a book about his life. (Pedro Armestre / AFP/Getty Images)

Alfredo Di Stefano, considered one of the greatest soccer players in history, has died after suffering a heart attack over the weekend in Madrid.


Di Stefano, 88, had been in an induced coma after suffering the heart attack in Madrid on Saturday.

Born in Argentina, Di Stefano led Real Madrid to five consecutive European Cup titles (1956-1960).

In 1999, Di Stefano was voted the fourth greatest soccer player of the century, behind Pele, Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff, in a vote organized by the French weekly magazine France Football.