Totti pays respects to fallen Madrid legend

Francesco Totti took to his official website to pay his respects to Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano after the former Spanish Ballon d’Or winner passed away over the weekend.

“Talking about a man like Alfredo Di Stefano means honoring a true legend of our sport. Back in the days, when a new player arrived to Real Madrid, Di Stefano was the first (person) he was introduced to because he was its soul, because he was the example. But now, he’s gone to heaven and I want to send a hug to his family. The legend of Di Stefano will remain forever written in football’s history.”

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