Alfredo Di Stefano Quotes.
The whistles against Cristiano Ronaldo? The people in the crowd are the ones who pay, and they are always right.
Ronaldo is the best. He’s a truly spectacular, very complete player, with enormous power. Opponents fear him.
I retired at age 40 because my daughters looked at me one day and said: ‘Dad, being bald and wearing shorts doesn’t look good together’.
I don’t want to be idolized, I just want to play. And to do that you have to run and sweat.
I always felt like I had a job to do and that means you have to perform to perfection.
Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are both great players with specific qualities, but Pele was better.
I tried my hardest and people rewarded me with applause.
The ball gave me prestige, gave me fame, gave me riches. Thank you, my old friend.
Football brought me so many beautiful moments. It built my life.
Messi is the more technical player of the two. He’s better inside the area, the way he handles the ball and dribbles. You can see that he enjoys himself playing. Cristiano has a better body and is physically very strong. He has pace, speed and is a player with courage, and he can use both feet.
The fans are always right. If they whistle or jeer someone, it’s because they want him to be effective.
There are some who when they play football they carry the ball ta-ta-ta, but they are jugglers not footballers. The less you have the ball at your feet the better.
Reputations do not win matches and trophies, only goals can do that
I chose Real Madrid instead of Barcelona because I’m a winner, not a loser
Scoring goals is like making love: everyone can do it, but nobody does it like me.
We have to accept that failure is a necessary part of success.
I am interested in my life and nothing else.
In our neighborhood we used to hold major football sessions that went on until it got dark, with everyone playing against each other.
Kubala was one of the best there has ever been. His game was pure, crystalline, a real joy for the fans. What I remember is his spirit of comradeship, the loyalty he showed as a friend.
Everything is relative and you have to learn that sometimes you win and other times you lose.
No one player is as good as the sum of a team
You can’t run a football club as if it was a supermarket.