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Former Real Madrid star Alfredo Di Stefano dies, aged 88

The Real Madrid football legend Alfredo Di Stefano has died, aged 88. Di Stefano was being kept in an induced coma in hospital in Madrid after having a heart attack on Saturday.

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Beckham: Di Stefano was one of the greats of football

Former Real Madrid player David Beckham has paid tribute to Alfredo Di Stefano following news of his death, aged 88.

David Beckham with Alfredo Di Stefano. Credit: Facebook/David Beckham

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Beckham said: "Sad to hear of the passing of Alfredo Di Stefano. I was fortunate to get to know him, he was a true gentlemen and Real Madrid legend.

"For every player, it was not only a privilege to play for the club but it was made even more especial as he was part of the family and its history. He was one of the real greats in football."

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