Great tribute video to football legend Eusebio who died today aged 71
One of the all-time greats, Eusebio, died overnight in Portugal of cardiac failure. He was aged 71. Known as the Black Panther, he spent 15 years at Benifica (1960 to 1975) and over his entire career he scored 733 goals in 745 competitive games over his career, a truly remarkable return.
Born in Mozambique, then a Portuguese colony, in 1942, he made his debut as a 15 year old and his career would eventually span all the way to 1979 when he turned out for the New Jersey Americans.
He won the Ballon d’Or in 1965, he was the first winner of the Golden Boot in 1968 and he accumulated 11 Portuguese titles, and a European Cup (1962) during his career.
At the 1966 World Cup he finished as top scorer with nine goals and he helped push Portugal to a third-place finish.
In retirement he remained an icon in Portugal and he was named their greatest ever player in 2003.
This great video, posted by James Dart, showcases the great man’s skills.