05/09/2013 09:30 EDT | Updated 07/09/2013 05:12 EDT

Di Stefano's children asking court to rule him mentally incapable in order to stop marriage

MADRID - The children of Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano are asking a court to rule him mentally incapable after his announcement that he plans to marry a woman 50 years his junior.

A Spanish court confirmed Spanish media reports to The Associated Press on Thursday.

The 86-year-old Di Stefano has said he will marry Gina Gonzalez, a 36-year-old Costa Rican, sometime in the next month.

Di Stefano was voted European player of the year in 1957 and '59.