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Over 600 historic sports artefacts from the life and career of Alfredo Di Stéfano will be presented in the two-day auction event.

Alfredo Di Stéfano is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time and the number four ranking 'Player of the Century' on France Football’s storied list that includes the likes of Pelé and Diego Maradona,

The Argentine-born professional footballer and coach began his career in 1943 at the age of 17 at Argentina’s River Plate and later played at Club Atlético Huracàn and Colombia’s Milonarios of Bogotà, where he won six league titles during the first 12 years of his career.

It was his signing in 1953 and transfer to Spain’s Real Madrid where he would dominate the sport and become an international superstar. Nicknamed as the 'Saeta Rubia' (Blond Arrow), for his power, skill and creativity as a forward on the field, Di Stéfano led Real Madrid to victory in the European Cup and La Liga throughout the 1950s, helping to build one of the most successful team dynasties of all time. He led the club to eight Spanish League titles and five European Cup Championships, where alongside Francisco Gento and José Maria Zárraga, he was one of only three players instrumental in all five victories, scoring a goal in all five finals.

Auctions take place live and online 23 and 24 September from 10am. Register to bid in the auction.

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To ensure that the gallery environment is as safe as possible, we are continuing with the following safety measures:

  • You will need to book a timed ticket online before visiting the gallery
  • We encourage social distancing
  • Gallery Staff will be wearing face coverings unless they are exempt
  • We encourage our visitors to wear face coverings to protect themselves and others unless they are exempt
  • We provide face masks at the gallery reception
  • There will be a one-way system in place
  • There will be hand sanitising points
  • Toilet facilities are cleaned more regularly
  • The café will remain closed for a while longer
  • The bookshop has been condensed and offers a select range of books and gifts
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  • To contribute to the government’s Test and Trace system, we will be collecting and storing visitors’ data for 21 days

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