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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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Sir Bobby Charlton: 'Alfredo was one of the best'

Sir Bobby Charlton and Alfredo Di Stefano at a charity match. Credit: Duncan Raban/Duncan Raban/EMPICS Entertainment

Sir Bobby Charlton has paid tribute to Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano who passed away today, calling him "an extremely intelligent footballer."

Speaking to the Manchester United website he said: "As one of the stars of the legendary Real Madrid team, I think Alfredo was one of the best players I ever came across and an extremely intelligent footballer."

He added: "He was somebody I really respected, having watched him from the stands at the Bernabeu and then played against him..... The footballing world has lost a great player and a great man."

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