Portuguese Soccer Legend, Eusebio Dies At 71

0

Ronaldo And Eusebio

The entire football world was thrown into mourning with the news of the death of soccer great, Eusebio of a cardiac arrest in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Mozambique-born forward who starred for Portugal in the 1966 World Cup in England enjoyed a stellar career with both club and country; with Portuguese clubside, Benfica where he won a raft of trophies which included the European Cup (now UEFA Champions League) in 1962, 11 Portuguese League titles, and 5 Portuguese Cup titles.

He also received a number of individual accolades and awards; 1965 European Footballer of the Year, 1968 Golden Boot Award Winner as Europe’s leading scorer, a feat he repeated five years later.

He was the Portuguese League’s top scorer seven times and with the Portuguese National team, the Selecao, where among a host of magic moments he was the top scorer at the 1966 World Cup in England with 9 goals which helped them to a third-place finish enjoying an international career where he earned 64 caps and was the country’s all-time leading scorer before a certain Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal’s highest goalscorer.

He is survived by two children and 7 grand-children.

You might also like
Leave A Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More