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Di Stefano released from hospital

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VALENCIA, Spain (AP)

Football great Alfredo Di Stefano has been released from hospital following a routine checkup of his heart condition.

The Argentine-born Di Stefano was admitted on Tuesday to Valencia's La Fe hospital. In 2005, he received a pacemaker at the facility after suffering a myocardial infarction.

The 86-year-old Di Stefano is a former forward for Real Madrid and an honorary president of the Spanish club.

Known as ''La Saeta Rubia'' - ''The blonde arrow'' - for his fast attacking runs, Di Stefano was voted European player of the year in 1957 and 1959.

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