Farewell to Futbol Legend - Eusebio

The amazing "Black Panther" from Mozambique, Eusebio, who played his entire career for Benfica of Lisbon, Portugal went "Over the Horizon" on January 5.  The world has lost a futbol legend.  Eus├ębio da Silva Ferreira was 71 years old.

To give you an example of how amazing he was, during his 745 career matches he scored - get this - 733 goals!  I had the privilege of watching him play, showing his genius and goal-scoring virtuosity, in Amsterdam at a European Cup Final between Benfica and Real Madrid.  

He was right up there with the "Black Pearl", Pele, and for many was an unsung hero.

Henri van Bentum

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