Whoever it was who coined the phrase 'age is just a number', well, Alfredo Di Stefano was certainly listening.
The 86-year-old Real Madrid legend has stunned family and friends with the announcement that he is to marry a woman 50 years his junior.
Di Stefano met 36-year-old Gina Gonzalez while she helped him to prepare a book about his life that was published back in 2010.
But the former striker - who was widowed eight years ago - is unconcerned over the half a century age gap, but jokingly added that her allegiance to Real Madrid was key to their relationship.
"[I want to marry her] because I have been a widow for eight years," he told El Mundo.
"[I want to get married] as soon as possible, in two weeks or a month, I don't want to wait any longer.
"She is a Real Madrid fan - if she had been a Barcelona fan...I don't know! I'm sure my children will be against it and have a go at me but I will be sincere - if they ask me about it I will explain it to them."
It seems Di Stefano's scoring touch remains very much intact!