He was born on July 4, 1926 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in a family of Italian origin. He started playing with the River Plate team since it was launched to fame. In 1947, he reached the title of Argentine Championship, was top scorer in the same (with 27 goals) and called to form part of the selection absolute national of Argentina who played the South American Championship (Copa America) held in Ecuador.
In 1949, he left his native country to debut in the Colombian League attracted by high salaries offered their clubs. He stayed for four years with Millonarios de Bogota and moved to Europe to play for Real Madrid.With his new team won the first five European Cups Club (1956-1960), competition which scored 49 goals, one Intercontinental Cup (1960), eight Spanish league titles (1954, 1955, 1957, 1958 and 1961 -1964) and Spanish Cup (1962). He was five times top scorer in the league (1954, 1956-1959). He made the Real Madrid mark a whole time of Spanish and European soccer.
In 1970 he returned to Spain, where they would train to Valencia, which won him the title of the Spanish League after 24 years.
During his career he played in teams of Argentina and Spain (with which he scored 23 goals in 31 games), but failed to relevant success with any of them.
Real Madrid revolved around the figure of immeasurable Alfredo di Stefano. Nationalized Spanish, he wore the national team shirt on 31 occasions, although he could not play any finals of an international tournament.
He retired as a player in 1966. After his retirement, he was a technical director between 1967 and 1991 of various Spanish and Argentine teams.
Di Stefano Alfredo former player and president of honor of Real Madrid died on July 7, 2014 in the hospital Gregorio Maranon de Madrid.