Alfredo Di Stefano mourners gather to pay tribute at Bernabeu

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez speaks following the death of Alfredo Di Stefano

Mourners paid tribute to Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday as his coffin went on public display at the Spanish club's Bernabeu Stadium.

Di Stefano died in hospital on Monday, aged 88, following a heart attack.

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Alfredo Di Stefano: Real Madrid legend dies aged 88

A hero of the all-conquering Real sides of the 1950s and 1960s, he was also honorary president of the club.

Family, fans, footballers and Real officials gathered at the club, for whom the Argentina-born player scored more than 300 goals across 11 seasons.

He won five successive European Cups, eight Spanish league titles and was voted European player of the year in 1957 and 1959.

Real Madrid's World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted: "Legends never die. Thanks for everything Maestro."

Florentino Perez stands next to the coffin of the late Alfredo Di Stefano
Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez stands next to the coffin of the late Alfredo Di Stefano
The wake for former Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano
People pay their respects during the wake for the Real Madrid great
Family members and friends pay their respects to Alfredo Di Stefano at the Santiago Bernabeu
Family members and friends pay their respects on Tuesday
A man writes a message on a wall to pay tribute to Real Madrid's late honorary president Alfredo Di Stefano
A man writes a message on a wall to pay tribute to Real Madrid's late honorary president
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas greets other mourners by the coffin of Alfredo Di Stefano
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas greets other mourners by the coffin of Di Stefano