Emilio Butragueno scored 123 goals in 341 appearances for Real Madrid
listen to emilio butragueno recount his Real Madrid debut
Former Real Madrid forward Emilio Butragueño says club legend Alfredo Di Stefano is Real Madrid’s “greatest ever player” due to his winning mentality.
Butragueño, now Real Madrid’s Director of Institutional relations, says Di Stefano was significant in driving a winning culture at the club both as a player and manager.
It was during Di Stefano’s first stint as Real Madrid’s manager when Butragueño made his first team debut.
“I was very young at the time playing in the second team and Di Stefano called me up,
“I started the game on the bench, when I came on we were losing two-nil and I scored two goals and we
won,” Butragueño said on FNR_Football Nation Radio this morning.
Butragueño’s debut was the catalyst to a prolific career at Real Madrid, making 341 appearances and scoring 123 goals.
Butragueño is also widely known for his four-goal haul in Spain’s 5-1 win over Denmark in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
Butragueño is currently in Melbourne, along with club legend Ronaldo, to launch the Real Madrid World of Experience.
“Real Madrid belongs to everyone - we decided it would be a fantastic opportunity to bring this experience here in Melbourne,” Butragueño said.
The exhibition commences in June at the Melbourne Museum which will be the first time all of Real Madrid’s trophies will be displayed outside of Spain.
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