Eusebio RIP

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  1. ibbz

    ibbz Well-Known Member

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    A great man and one of the G O A T
    RIP and God Bless
     
  2. tony0379

    tony0379 FUCK YOU CHICCO!

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    Ah man sad sad news.

    RIP big man
     
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  3. tototoner

    tototoner SC Supporter

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    One of the best forwards of all time if not the best ever number 9, him or Ronaldo

    Stand out player of the 1966 World Cup

    From BBC

    Portugal football legend Eusebio, who was top scorer at the 1966 World Cup, has died at the age of 71.

    Born in Mozambique in 1942 when it was still a Portuguese colony, Eusebio da Silva Ferreira went on to play 64 times for Portugal, scoring 41 goals.

    The Benfica striker's nine goals at the 1966 World Cup in England included four against North Korea.

    Widely considered one of the best players of all-time, he scored 733 times in 745 professional matches.

    Eusebio, the 1965 European Footballer of the Year, won the European Cup with Benfica in 1962 and was in the side that lost to Manchester United in the 1968 Wembley final.

    He won 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.
     
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    tototoner SC Supporter

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  5. Hoddle&Waddle

    Hoddle&Waddle Well-Known Member

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    R.I.P to one of the greatest players that ever lived.
     
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  6. ethanedwards

    ethanedwards Snowflake incarnate.

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    Very inspiritional player, great memories of him from1966.
    Thanks.
     
  7. Dharmabum

    Dharmabum Well-Known Member

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    RIP
    The first African super star (yes, despite of playing for Portugal he was African!) in European football.
     
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  8. Syn_13

    Syn_13 Fly On, Little Wing

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    A shame, he was a fantastic player.

    RIP
     
  9. Danners9

    Danners9 Used in a Squad Rotation system

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    A real shame. Maybe if he was more inclined to self-promote he would be mentioned more frequently alongside Pele/Maradona instead of the next tier down, he was definitely as good.
     
  10. Kingstheman

    Kingstheman BANNED

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  11. CosmicHotspur

    CosmicHotspur Better a wag than a WAG

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    Superb footballer. I remember so well that game at the Lane against Benfica in the 61/62 season when we went out to them in the semi-final of the European Cup and they went on to win it.

    He was just wonderful to watch and I feel privileged to have seen him play.

    RIP to one of the best.
     
  12. HobbitSpur

    HobbitSpur The Voice of Reason

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    Phenomenal talent!!

    If he had been Brazilian he would have been given even greater accolade!!

    RIP Eusabio
     
  13. gilzeantheking

    gilzeantheking SC Supporter

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    Many tried to emulate him, few succeeded. One of the true greats. RIP Eusabio.
     
  14. CornerPinDreamer

    CornerPinDreamer ................Us.............

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    what a life he lived... RIP
     
  15. Spurrific

    Spurrific Can't stop saying fella

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    Just got in a Wikipedia-cycle at work after Googling Ballon d'Or winners. Went to Eusébio's page and thought the stats were a mistake. Read his story and his records, sounds like the greatest player of all time? Anybody remember him?
     
  16. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne The only way is up

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    Up there with the all time superstars of football.
     
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  17. RichieS

    RichieS Well-Known Member

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    Good enough to have legendary football boots (Puma King) named for/after him.
     
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  18. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    Ask our double winning side...
     
  19. Col_M

    Col_M Pointing out the Obvious

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    He has a massive tomb in a Lisbon cathedral that houses their national heroes.
     

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