The great football legend Eusebio dies at the age of 71.
Born in 1942 in the then Portuguese colony of Mozambique, Eusebio was to make his stamp on world football, being the top scorer at the 1966 World Cup in England. He scored 9 goals in the tournment, bagging 4 against North Korea.
Born Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, the player who became known as Eusebio, was and is still regarded as one of the best ever to grace a football field and was seen as right up there with Pele.
The gifted and beautifully balanced player went on to play 64 times for Portugal scoring 41 goals.
Representing his club Benfica, Eusebio was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1965 and had also won the European Cup with his club in 1962.
A prolific striker, he scored 733 goals in 745 professional matches. His goals helped his club to win 10 league championships and five Portuguese cups in his 15 years at the club and was Portugal’s top league scorer between 1964 and 1973.
Rest in Peace Meastro