The inaugural match was between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims, a rematch of the European Cup final won by Real Madrid in 1956. Auf dieser Seite sind Daten und Informationen zu allen Heimspielstätten des Vereins Madrid UEFA U19 dargestellt. Di Stéfano scored a total of 267 goals in 292 goals for Milionarios, and is considered as one of the best footballers the history of the Colombian League. Mit Fußballexperte Lukas Tank vom Blog „Football Arguments“ […] Di Stéfano's team would beat the Brazilians by 5–3. In one of his last games in Argentina, on 31 July 1949, Di Stéfano played in the role of goalkeeper, replacing the owner Amadeo Carrizo for twenty minutes and keeping the clean sheet in a derby won against Boca Juniors. The strike lasted for 8 months until 1949 and it eventually meant the departure of the best Argentine footballers to other leagues, in particular Colombia's, which was one of the most lucrative in the world at the time. La Selección Española fue la última en disfrutarlo. Upon his return to River Plate, Di Stéfano became an integral part of La Máquina, taking on the role of the departing Adolfo Pedernera who had signed for Club Atlético Atlanta. [3] The latter two eventually finished second and third in the Primera División. Di Stéfano played international football mostly for Spain after moving to Madrid, but he also played for Argentina and Colombia. El once del Real Madrid ante el Athletic. The Argentine veteran scored 9 goals in all competitions in his first season with Espanyol, putting an end to a streak of 15 consecutive seasons in which he scored in double figures (18 total). Wer ist wirklich der „GOAT“, also der beste Fußballer aller Zeiten? Real paid 5.5 million Spanish pesetas for the transfer, plus a 1.3 million bonus for the purchase, an annual fee to be paid to the Millonarios, and a 16,000 salary for Di Stéfano with a bonus double that of his teammates, for a total of 40% of the annual revenue of the Madrid club. Real Madrid won 6–1 with goals from Sergio Ramos, Antonio Cassano (2), Roberto Soldado (2), and José Manuel Jurado. Its inaugural match was between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims, a rematch of the European Cup final won by Real Madrid in 1956. During the only match Di Stéfano played in the previous season, the president of Huracán was impressed by his potential; Di Stéfano agreed to join them, as he realised his chances of making the first team for River Plate were limited. Huracán tried to sign Di Stéfano permanently at the end of a successful eighth-place season, but could not afford the 90,000 pesos River Plate asked for the transfer. At the end of the year, on 18 December 1956, the first Ballon d'Or was awarded, and Di Stéfano missed on winning it by just 3 votes to Stanley Matthews. One of the main stars of the team, Moreno, had just left for the Mexican Real Club España and it seemed like a good opportunity for the young Di Stéfano to fight for a place on the first squad. Blood Red: Caoimhin Kelleher Starts | Paul Gorst with the Liverpool team to take on Ajax Liverpool Echo; The league victory gave River Plate the right to represent Argentina in the Copa Aldao against the champions of Uruguay Nacional Montevideo who featured great player like goalkeeper Anibal Paz and Walter Taibo in a two-nation club competition that tracked origins to 1913 and for many it was considered as the precursor to the Copa Libertadores. Millonarios, who could not afford to pay the transfer fees anyhow, offered him a salary clearly higher than that at River Plate, and the Argentine forward started a new chapter in his career in Colombia, in period called El Dorado. Soon after Millonarios' return to Colombia, the Barcelona directors visited Buenos Aires and agreed with River Plate, the last FIFA-affiliated team to have held Di Stéfano's rights, for his transfer in 1954 for the equivalent of 150 million Italian lira (according to other sources 200,000 dollars). In the quarter-finals of the 1958 Champions Cup, Real Madrid faced Sevilla FC, humiliating their opponents in the first leg in Madrid with an 8-0 victory, where Di Stéfano scored four goals. Perhaps the highlight of his time with the club was their 7–3 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1960 European Cup Final at Hampden Park, a game many consider to be the finest exhibition of club football ever witnessed in Europe. Most goals scored in European Cup finals: 7 (shared with Ferenc Puskás), Only player to be awarded the Super Ballon d'Or, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 18:27. A muscular injury just before the competition prevented him from playing in the finals, but Di Stéfano travelled with the squad anyway, picking the number 6 jersey as his preferred number 9 was taken by Francisco Gento. In 1984, with Amancio Amaro as coach, Castilla won the Segunda División. Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez and captain Iker Casillas were amongst those in attendance. The next year he became part of the first team which was called La Máquina due to their unprecedented success, consisting of players like the legendary Pedernera, Labruna Muñoz, and Loustau. Di Stéfano began his career at Argentina's River Plate aged 17, in 1943. The attacker, who in … The second consecutive Spanish title allowed Real Madrid to be the first Spanish representative in the inaugural Champions Cup in the 1955-1956 season. In the 2006–2007 season, the team was relegated to the Segunda División B under the management of ex-Real Madrid legend Míchel after occupying 19th place in the league in a disappointing season. Real played against Eusébio's Benfica and though the Spaniards took the lead twice, in the second half of the game the Lusitanians won the title 5–3, courtesy of Eusebio. In October 1952, Di Stéfano also led Millonarios to the Copa Colombia final after beating Deportivo Cúcuta by 2–1. The reserves produced other quality players, including Juan Mata and Álvaro Negredo. This started a battle between the two Spanish rivals for his rights. It is envisaged to increase the seating capacity up to 25,000 at the completion of the expansion. During this era, with a team that included Agustín, Ricardo Gallego and Francisco Pineda, Castilla reached the final of the 1979–80 Copa del Rey. In March 1952, Real Madrid organized a friendly tournament in the Spanish capital at its newly constructed home ground; River Plate was invited to participate in Real Madrid's 50th-anniversary tournament. During the Argentinian championship of 1948, the Football Association suspended the tournament for a short time due to the protests of players led by Adolfo Pedernera and Alfredo Di Stéfano that resulted in a player's strike in a bid to gain professional status and rights. Di Stéfano retired from international football after the tournament. ... Brendan Rodgers praises Leicester after team defeats Brighton Daily Mail; La histórica foto de Di Stéfano con el Real Madrid que retuitea Gabriel Rufián El político de ERC es un buen aficionado al fútbol. Míchel received a lot of criticism and accepted all the blame for the team's bad performances, especially for those who had a wonderful season in the 2005–06 season, such as Rubén de la Red, Esteban Granero and Javi García. Real Madrid … Di Stéfano grew up playing street football, in oratories and in neighbourhood teams such as the Barracas "Unidos y Venceremos", and the Imán of the Flores district. Calero decided to let Di Stéfano play the 1953-1954 and 1955-1956 seasons in Madrid, and the 1954-1955 and 1956–1957 seasons in Barcelona. Real Madrid won the inaugural match 6–1 with goals from Sergio Ramos, Antonio Cassano (2), Roberto Soldado (2), and José Manuel Jurado.[7]. Di Stéfano scored 23 goals in 29 games the following 1950 season, but Millonarios finished 2 points behind eventual champions Deportes Caldas. The stands of the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium were full as Zinedine Zidane took control of training for the first time as Real Madrid coach. The Greatest: "We had so many great players in that team it's not surprising we won so many European Cups," recalled Francisco Gento of Real Madrid CF's five-in-a-row titans. During the 1950s and 1960s, future senior Real Madrid players and Spanish internationals such as José María Zárraga, Enrique Mateos, Ramón Marsal, Pedro Casado, Juan Manuel Villa, José María Vidal, Fernando Serena and Ramón Grosso all spent time at the club. Di Stéfano, who had played in all four games and scored two goals, missed out yet again. El presidente Florentino Pérez visitó a la plantilla en el Alfredo Di Stéfano. But, with Di Stéfano at the age of 37, Real won the 1963 title over Atletico Madrid, with Puskás finishing as top scorer once again. He is Madrid's leading goalscorer in the history of El Clásico, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. ⚽ Absolutely full in the stands of Alfredo Di Stefano stadium to watch Zidane's first training in front of the first team. Consequently, Real participated in the 1956-1957 season, eliminating Rapid Vienna, Nice, and Manchester United in the semifinals and beating Fiorentina 2–0 in the final, in Madrid. Di Stéfano scored five more goals during the championship - including his first hat-trick against Colombia - as Argentina successfully defended the title they had won the previous year on home soil.[25]. Amaro's tenure as coach saw the rise of the famous La Quinta del Buitre – Emilio Butragueño, Manolo Sanchís, Martín Vázquez, Míchel, and Miguel Pardeza. One of the main stars of the team, Moreno, had just le… In the final minutes with the Serbians up by 3–0, Di Stéfano helped in defending and Real qualified despite a clear defeat. After 14 goals in 60 matches with Espanyol, he retired as a player at 40 in 1966, helping his team avoid relegation in both seasons. [10][29], A Spanish movie entitled Real, La Película (Real, The Movie), which recounted these events, was released on 25 August 2005. [29] Di Stéfano was released unharmed two days later close to the Spanish embassy without a ransom being paid, and Di Stéfano stressed that his kidnappers had not mistreated him. In the 1982–83 season they finished third in La Liga and were defeated in the finals of the Supercopa de España, Copa de la Liga, and Copa del Rey. Todo pasa para el Real Madrid por casa, algo que en otro tiempo hubiera sido una ventaja y hoy se percibe casi como un hándicap. Although the Catalans agreed, the decision created various discontent among the Blaugrana members and the president was forced to resign in September 1953. Puskás and Gento both finished in the top ten. He would score 10 goals in 25 appearances for Huracan, teaming up perfectly with Norberto Méndez who would later become the all-time top scorer in Copa América. In addition, only under-23 players, or under-25 players with a professional contract, can switch between senior and reserve teams. This fact contributed greatly to intensifying the rivalry with the Catalan club. During their cup run, they beat four Primera División teams, including Hércules, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Sporting de Gijón. Originally formed in 1930, the team took its name from the national motto of Spain. Di Stéfano's 49 goals in 58 matches was the all-time highest tally in the European Cup. [11], On 24 December 2005, 79-year-old Di Stéfano suffered a heart attack. Di Stéfano refused Bernabéu's proposal and he moved to Real Espanyol. Di Stéfano scored 25 goals, finishing behind only Juan Arza (28) among the scorers of the Spanish league. By 1949, they made their debut in the Segunda División and in 1952, the club became the official Real reserve team. [11] He is currently the sixth highest scorer in the history of Spain's top division, and Real Madrid's third highest league goalscorer of all time. But in the second leg, Real beat the Uruguayans by 5–0 with Di Stéfano scoring one goal on 4 September 1960. Unlike the Spaniards, the Partizan players did not suffer on the terrain, taking the lead and dominating the game. This was the only game Di Stéfano played in that year, but at the end of the season he won his first title as River Plate won the championship, four points ahead of Boca Juniors. Real won the 1957 championship and Di Stéfano was again the top scorer in the Liga with 31 goals. On 16 July 1959, Real Madrid hosted a match against Pelé and his Brazilian club, Santos FC, during their European tour. Di Stéfano scored 19 goals and won the top scorer award, obtaining the 1958 title at the expense of Atletico Madrid. Zidane, Di Stéfano y Sergio Ramos, en los onces suplentes del Balón de Oro Dream Team. [37] During the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands on 9 July, Di Stéfano was honoured with one minute of silence, while the Argentine team also wore black ribbons in a matter of respect. Di Stéfano was widely loved in Spain, and having been banned from playing for Argentina, it made sense for Di Stéfano to play for Spain. Di Stéfano scored 32 goals in 34 games, more than any other player in the league. In the 1961-62 European season, Real reached the final of the tournament for the sixth time in its history, after eliminating Juventus and Standard Liege. In 2006, the new stadium of the club's training facilities Ciudad Real Madrid was named the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium and Francisco Moreno Cariñena became the first independent chairman in 16 years. Di Stéfano, who kept himself in excellent condition, excelled during his games and led Millonarios to a second title in 1951, leaving runners-up Boca Juniors de Cali 11 points behind at the final table. In this year, the team also has continued to produce quality players such as Roberto Soldado and Álvaro Arbeloa. Real Madrid-Alavés: ... Return to league action at the Di Stéfano Real Madrid. The Colombian league had turned professional in 1948, beginning the El Dorado period on 25 April 1949. Former Argentine striker and World Cup top scorer Guillermo Stábile, the Huracán and Argentine national team coach at the time, gave Di Stéfano his first real opportunities in the 1946 season. Though he had to leave the team for some time due to compulsory conscription, Di Stéfano contributed significantly to winning the 1947 Argentine Primera División, becoming the top scorer of the league with 27 goals. The agreement was approved by the Football Association and their respective clubs. In February 1948, champions River Plate participated in the inaugural South American Championship of Champions in Santiago facing the other South American champions, finishing second behind Vasco da Gama with Di Stéfano scoring 4 goals in 6 games. The season finished with the loss of the 1958 Generalísimo Cup after they lost 2-0 to Athletic Bilbao. In the 2004–05 season, coach Juan Ramón López Caro guided the team back to the Segunda División and the team subsequently revived the El Castilla name and became known as Real Madrid Castilla. On the night of 24 August 1963, the Venezuelan revolutionary group Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), kidnapped Alfredo Di Stéfano at gunpoint from the Potomac Hotel in Caracas while his team, Real Madrid, were on a pre-season tour of South America. Real Madrid suffered in the first half, but Di Stéfano carried his teammates in a comeback to win the trophy 4–3. It is Real Madrid's reserve team. He wished the coaching staff and the squad good luck ahead of our return to LaLiga this weekend. But, in 1940 his family moved to the countryside and Di Stéfano started working with his father and playing football with his brother Tulio in the Club Social y Deportivo Unión Progresista until 1943, when the family returned to Buenos Aires. Real Madrid have named their starting XI for the matchday six Champions League Group Stage clash with Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Alfredo Di Stéfano (9:00pm CET). Real Madrid, aliviado tras su pase a octavos de la Champions, recibe el sábado al Atlético en el choque estelar de la jornada 13 liguera buscando seguir su línea ascendente, mientras los rojiblancos esperan afianzar el liderato. Di Stéfano impressed on the trial and joined the second team squad of River Plate, the club his family supported. ... Caoimhin Kelleher Starts | Paul Gorst with the Liverpool team to take on Ajax In 1961, at the age of 36, Di Stéfano finally qualified for a World Cup, helping Spain qualify for the 1962 edition in Chile. The team faces its first home outing of the season on Matchday 4 of the campaign (9:30pm CET). On 26 June 1955, the Spanish club won their first ever Latin Cup, beating Raymond Kopa and Just Fontaine's Stade de Reims in the final in Paris 2–0. After eliminating Barcelona in the semifinals, Real Madrid played in the final of the Hampden Park in Glasgow in front of 135,000 spectators against Eintracht Frankfurt. In the 1960 season, Real finished equal with Barcelona on the table, but the Catalonians were the ones to be awarded the title. [3] Castilla reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on three further occasions, in 1984, 1986, and 1988. The incident cost the Los Blancos the trophy as without Di Stéfano they could not overcome São Paulo in the final game. A penalty was awarded to Real Madrid, but Héctor Rial slipped when kicking and missed it. During the season, Real also asserted itself in the last edition of the Latin Cup, overcoming Benfica 1–0 in the final with a decisive goal by Di Stéfano and at the end of the year, he won the 1957 Ballon d'Or. With the guidance of Di Stéfano they had an easy 4–0 victory in Madrid in the first leg, in December 1956. Di Stéfano made his Champions Cup debut against Servette in a 2–0 away win. In the early 1990s, two former Castilla players, Vicente del Bosque and Rafael Benítez, began their coaching careers with the team. Real Madrid's fate is in their own hands and a win will see them through to the next round. [11] Madrid were also beaten by Aberdeen, managed by Alex Ferguson, in the European Cup Winners' Cup final. [29] Di Stéfano played in a match against São Paulo the day after he was released and received a standing ovation. In 1997, the team was relegated to the Segunda División B, but despite this, they continued to produce internationally acclaimed players. Eden Hazard could be ruled out of El Clasico this month. In 1991, the Royal Spanish Football Federation banned the use of separate names for reserve teams and Castilla CF became known as Real Madrid Deportiva and then Real Madrid B. The 1963-1964 season was the last for Di Stéfano at Real Madrid. The next year he became part of the first team which was called La Máquina due to their unprecedented success, consisting of players like the legendary Pedernera, Labruna Muñoz, and Loustau. The Blancos attack was one of the best in history and boasted Di Stéfano, Héctor Rial, Francisco Gento and Kopa. Millonarios would start a global tour and spearheaded by Di Stéfano, they would beat Hungary and world champions Uruguay. [citation needed]. His coach and first mentor Carlos Peucelle taught him how to play the ball low and soon he made his first team debut in 1945, at the age of 19: on 15 July of that year he debuted against Huracán in a 2–1 defeat on the twelfth day of the 1945 Argentine championship. [11], Di Stéfano resided in Spain until his death in 2014. As Castilla CF, the team enjoyed something of a golden age. The French forward could not feature in the games due to the limit of foreigners in La Liga and had to wait for the Spanish naturalisation of Di Stèfano, who became a Spanish citizen in October 1956. El Di Stéfano, tierra fetiche Desde que se empezó a utilizar tras la cuarentena, el estadio sólo ha vivido victorias locales. In Christmas 1952, Di Stéfano, still contracted with Millonarios, returned briefly to Buenos Aires, where he was even making plans to abandon football and start a business as the Argentine league was still not professional. In a bizarre publicity stunt at the premiere, kidnapper Paul del Rio, now a famous artist, and Di Stéfano were brought together for the first time since the abduction, 42 years before. Real won the trophy with 3 wins and Di Stéfano finished as top scorer of the tournament with 4 goals (same as Vavá). Millonarios would go on to lose the 1951 Copa Colombia (played in 1952) to Boca Juniors de Cali. He announced his plans to marry her in the same year, but died before this happened.