Obituaries

The football world pays tribute to Di Stefano in tweets

Real Madrid's legend and Honor President Alfredo Di Stefano
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The death of Alfredo Di Stefano has led to a flood of messages on social media from around the footballing world and beyond who sought to humbly honour one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Here, FIFA.com shares some of the tweets from some of the most iconic names and organisations:

Comunicado oficial: Falleció Alfredo Di Stéfano, el mejor jugador de todos los tiempos http://t.co/rwiSB9yOMR #EternoAlfredo

— Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) julio 7, 2014

Official statement: Alfredo Di Stéfano died, the best player of all the time

Hasta siempre, Maestro Alfredo Di Stéfano. Lo despide con honores y gratitud la @Argentina y el fútbol mundial. pic.twitter.com/qSNW7HxMhl

— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) julio 7, 2014

*Goodbye, Master Alfredo Di Stéfano. We say goodbye with honors and gratitude *

DEP Don Alfredo, el más grande. Leyenda del madridismo, siempre con nosotros. Siempre le recordaré MAESTRO. pic.twitter.com/qsdlF8TT96

— Iker Casillas (@CasillasWorld) julio 7, 2014

RIP Don Alfredo, the biggest one. Legend of madridism, always with us. I will always remember, master

Sad to learn of Di Stefano’s passing, the most complete player I’ve seen. My favourite player. A legend is gone. RIP pic.twitter.com/DilI05SyEI

— Joseph S Blatter (@SeppBlatter) julio 7, 2014

Don Alfredo leaves us, but his memory will last forever in our hearts. Legends never die. Thanks for everything Maestro. #EternoAlfredo

— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) julio 7, 2014

#RiverPlate despide a uno de los mejores jugadores de su historia: Alfredo Di Stéfano. #EternoAlfredo pic.twitter.com/KHfCfS97Kn

— River Plate Oficial (@CARPoficial) julio 7, 2014

River Plate says goodbye to one of the biggest players of our history: Alfredo Di Stéfano

Alfredo Di Stéfano, una leyenda en el banquillo del @valenciacf http://t.co/Mbe3meivNq pic.twitter.com/2FF4d8jRNs

— Valencia CF (@valenciacf) julio 7, 2014

Alfredo Di Stéfano, one legend on the bench of Valencia

Descansa en paz Alfredo Di Stéfano. Leyenda del fútbol.

— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) julio 7, 2014

Rest in peace, Alfredo Di Stéfano. Legend of football

DEP Don Alfredo Di Stéfano. ' Ya corre La Saeta'

— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) julio 7, 2014

RIP Don Alfredo Di Stéfano. 'Now runs La Saeta'

Se nos fue Don Alfredo, uno de los grandes del fútbol mundial. Adiós maestro, que nunca le falte una pelota allá arriba.

— Diego Pablo Simeone (@Simeone) julio 7, 2014

Don Alfredo left us, one of the biggest of the world football. Goodbye, master, I wish never been without a ball up there 

R.I.P. Alfredo Di Stéfano

— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) julio 7, 2014

Alfredo Di Stefano has died. One of the greatest players ever. Scored in 5 successive European Cup finals. A feat never to be matched. #RIP

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) julio 7, 2014

DEP Don Alfredo Di Stefano #legend #halamadrid pic.twitter.com/gXFF1TKWUq

— Fabio Cannavaro (@fabiocannavaro) julio 7, 2014

Real Madrid and the World of football is sad today. RIP Alfredo Di Stefano. #legend #champion #RIP

— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) julio 7, 2014

Esse cara durante os 12 anos que fiquei no real Madrid sempre me ensinou como ser jogador de futebol e… http://t.co/vWj3Lx6oZc

— Roberto Carlos (@Oficial_RC3) julio 7, 2014

*During the 12 years that I was in the Real Madrid, he always taught me how to be a football player and...

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Sadly another great leaves us, Don Alfredo was an inspiration to me,his spirit & memory will always be with us! Rest in peace #EternoAlfredo

— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) July 7, 2014

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