Perez: Ron worthy heir to Di Stefano


Di Stefano plundered 305 goals for Real and led them to to five straight European Cup titles between 1955 and 1960.

Ronaldo is 31 goals behind Di Stefano's tally, and just 49 shy of the capital club's leading marksman Raul.

"We have an excellent coach [in Carlo Ancelotti] and [in Ronaldo] a worthy heir to Di Stefano, who has just Ballon d’Or for the second time and is already legend in Madrid,” Perez was quoted as saying by AS.

Meanwhile, Perez said the European champions are focused on winning an 11th Champions League title, having reached the knockout stages of the event with two games to spare.

"This team never gives up," he stated of the La Liga leaders. "We believe we are working towards winning our [11th Champions League].

"We have reinforced the team with some of the best players in the world. We have already won the European Super Cup.”