Rewind to 1953

Di Stefano moves to Madrid

December 8, 2011
By Jon Carter
As Real Madrid prepare to host La Liga champions Barcelona in El Clasico this weekend, thoughts at the Bernabeu turn towards ending their three-year drought of league titles. But, back in 1953, it had been two decades since Real had picked up the premier prize in Spain. The controversial arrival of an Argentine player named Alfredo Di Stefano would change their history for the better and, in his debut season, he would make himself an instant hero by bagging two goals in a 5-0 win over Real's great ...

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