Portuguese government declares three days of mourning for Eusébio
Sunday, January 5, 2014
The 71-year-old died this morning at at 4:30am(0430 ) in of a heart attack. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, known at the Black Panther, scored 41 goals in 64 appearances for the , was voted the best player in the world in 1965, and won the in 1966 after scoring nine goals. He led the country's national domestic competition in scoring in seven seasons, guided to eleven league championships, won the in 1962, finished second to in the European Cup in 1963, and finished his professional career with 739 goals in 745 games.
Born in Mozambique in 1942, he arrived in Portugal incognito using a woman's name when he was 18 years old. Soon after, he joined Benfica where he went on to win the European Cup two years later.
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