Alfredo di Stefano, widely regarded as the greatest player in Real Madrid's history, has died aged 88.
Di Stefano suffered a heart attack the day after his birthday on Saturday and was placed in an induced coma in the coronary unit at the General Universitario Gregorio Maranon Hospital.
The Argentine-born forward was instrumental in the club's domination of European football in the late 1950s, helping them win the European Cup in five straight seasons from 1956 to 1960. Di Stefano scored in each final.
Di Stefano played for Real from 1953 to 1964, winning eight Primera Division titles, and is the club's second highest scorer in history, behind Raul, with 307 goals in all competitions.
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He also had two short spells as coach of Real and is their honorary president.
Internationally, he attained 31 Spain caps but also represented Argentina and Colombia.