Eusebio

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EUSÉBIO

REAL LIFE
Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (25 January 1942 – 2 January 2014) is considered as one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 733 goals in 745 matches.

Nicknamed the Black Panther, he was known for his speed, technique, athleticism and his ferocious right-footed shot, making him a prolific goalscorer. Eusébio helped Portugal reach third place at the 1966 World Cup, being the top goalscorer of the tournament with nine goals. Shortly after Eusébio’s death, Alfredo Di Stéfano stated: “For me Eusébio will always be the best player of all time”.
Full name
Eusébio da Silva Ferreira

Date of birth
25 January 1942

Place of birth
Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique

Date of death
5 January 2014 (aged 71)

Place of death
Lisbon, Portugal

Height
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)

Playing position
Striker
YEARS
TEAM
APP
GOALS
3C.D. MAXAQUENE4277
14SL BENFICA614638
0BOSTON MINUTEMEN72
0MONTERREY101
1TORONTO METROS-CROATIA2116
0BEIRA-MAR123
1LAS VEGAS QUICKSILVERS172
1UNIÃO DE TOMAR123
1NEW JERSEY AMERICANS92

YEARS
TEAM
APP
GOALS
12🇵🇹 PORTUGAL6441
ITEMS
Base Version

1961

Eusébio made his debut for Benfica in 1960-61 but it was the following season that he made his breakthrough. With his remarkable dribbling ability and clinical nature in front of goal, he quickly gained global recognition for his abilities.

Eusébio scored twice in the 1962 European Cup final as Benfica defeated Real Madrid to retain the trophy. Shortly afterwards, he helped Benfica lift the Taça de Portugal. His performances in 1962 saw Eusébio come second in that year’s Ballon d’Or.
Mid Version

1973

Despite being in to his thirties, Eusébio was still one of the top strikers in European football. He proved this in the 1972-73 season when he scored 40 league goals as Benfica went unbeaten to win a third consecutive title.

It was even more memorable for Eusébio as it was his tenth domestic league title. His remarkable campaign saw Eusébio earn the 1973 European Golden Boot award. He was also named Portuguese Player of the Year for the second time in his career.
Prime Version

1966

After winning the 1965 Ballon d’Or, Eusébio was a household name as one of the most clinical strikers in world football. In the summer of 1966, he featured in his only FIFA World Cup™ where he scored nine goals in seven matches, helping Portugal to the semi-finals.

His final goal came in the third-place match against the Soviet Union, which Portugal won 2-1. Eusébio’s nine goals were enough to claim the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer.

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RELEASE TIMES
BASE
September 2019 – December 2019

MID
September 2019 – February 2020

PRIME
December 2019 – September 2020

MOMENT
February 2020 – September 2020


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February 2020 – September 2020

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September 2019 – December 2019

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September 2019 – February 2020

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December 2019 – September 2020

MOMENT
February 2020 – September 2020

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