Portugal legend Eusebio has died at the age of 71. The former Benfica striker reportedly suffered a heart attack, and players and fans have been quick to pay their respects for a man who was one of the very best players of all time.
While 1966 is ingrained in every English football fan’s consciousness for one reason, it is remembered among Portugal fans as a showcase for Eusebio’s considerable talents, for a tournament in which he scored nine goals.
In total, he scored 733 times in 745 matches.
Writing on his official Facebook page, Ronaldo said, “Always eternal, Eusebio, rest in peace.”
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