Soccer

Madrid legend hospitalised

2013-04-09 18:50
Alfredo di Stefano (AFP)

Madrid - Real Madrid honorary president Alfredo di Stefano has been admitted to hospital in Valencia due to an ongoing heart condition.

The 86-year-old underwent a quadruple bypass at the same hospital in 2005 and has been kept under supervision after a routine check showed signs of an irregular heartbeat.

"Alfredo di Stefano has been admitted to the La Fe Hospital in Valencia for a regular check of his heart condition," said a statement from the hospital.

"The patient is in a good condition and needs to undergo some routine tests to control his heart condition.

"He will remain in hospital for a few days."

Di Stefano is one of Madrid's most celebrated players ever as he represented Los Blancos for 11 seasons between 1953 and 1964, winning five European Cups (Champions League) in the process.


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