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Date Of Birth : 25 January 1942
Position : Striker
Nation : Portugal
Height : 177 cm
Major Club : Benfica
Caps : 64 Games (41 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1966 (6 Games with 9 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 511 Goals/ 554 Games
Club Honours : 11 Times Portuguese League
5 Times Portuguese Cup
2 Times European Cup Winners (1961, 1962)
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1963, 1965, 1968)
International Honours : 1966 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 7 Times Portuguese Liga Top Scorer
2 Times Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year (1962, 1966)
1965 European Footballer of The Year
1966 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe
1966 FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball
1966 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
2 Times European Cup Top Scorer (1966, 1968)
2 Times European Golden Shoe (1968, 1973)
2 Times World League Top Scorer (1968, 1973)
2 Times Portuguese Athletic of The Year (1970, 1973)
Benfica Greatest Player Ever
UEFA Jubilee Award (Portugal)
IFFHS Portugal Player of The Century

“The Black Tiger of Mozambique” Eusebio Ferreira Da Silva is the greatest footballer ever to born in The Africa Continent and the finest player ever to play for Portugal. He was a striker in the center-forward mold. Eusebio was the possessor of one of the most fearsome shots to have graced the planet, powerful stamina and strength, great in air, and also had sublime dribbling and passing skills. Eusebio was born and played football in Mozambique until 18 year olds before moved to play in Portugal, and decided to transfer his race to be Portugal in next year. He played for Benfica in their golden era alongside his famous teammate like Mario Coluna, reached European Cup final for five times, and helped Portugal to win the only medal in their World Cup history. In 1966, He regrettably lost Bobby Charlton just a point to win Ballon d’Or. Aside from years he won medal in this award, He was also voted in top five for three times. He was voted 9th and 10th the greatest footballer of the century BY IFFHS and World Soccer, respectively, and was voted 7th by UEFA Jubilee poll.

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