Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Eusebio Ferreira Images

Eusebio Ferreira Old Star Player
Eusebio Ferreira
Eusebio Ferreira
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Eusebio da Silva Ferreira was born at Lourenco Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique, in 1942 and in 1961 joined Benfica as a 19 year old from his local club, for £7.500.

In a Paris tournament, he had a hat-trick Santos. This Santos team had the legendary Pele at the time.

Eusebio got his first cap in 1961. In 1966, he scored 9 goals in the World Cup, including four against North Korea, and became the leading scorer for that tournament.

He was the 1965 European Player Of The Year and in 1968 was the first winner of the Golden Boot Award, as Europe's leading scorer, a feat he repeated five years later. The Portuguese League's top scorer every year from 1964 to 1973, he helped Benfica to 10 league championships and 5 cup wins.

His career dwindled through injury and finally moved to Beira Mar and finally to the US and Mexican leagues.

Eusebio is one of the world's most iconic figures in football. He was seen as Pele's contemporary competitor, always a threat to any team.

In 2004, Eusebio will be one of the three ambassadors for Euro 2004.

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