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Admired him, watching him play against United. Not as exciting as Maradona or Best, but great in the mould of Pele and Cruyff. I was bought a pair of boots that were the make that he wore and they were my pride and joy for a few years, even though he was generally in opposition to my team. He transcended club rivalries, as did Pele, Cruyff, Beckenbaur and Charlton but that was a different time.
Eusabio is undoubtedly Africa's and Portugal's greatest ever football player (He was born in Mozambique - then a Portuguese colony). He was a giant of his generation, alongside the likes of Pele, Bobby Charlton and Franz Beckenbauer. A truly inspiration football player and an even greater human being.
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As a 12 year old me and two mates managed to get tickets for the World Cup semi final in 1966 at Wembley, standing just over the players tunnel. Seeing Eusebio and Bobby Charlton live was amazing for us kids and every time Eusebio was on the ball we held our breath at his power and pace. Brilliant match and a joy to see such a great player up close. A real star and a true sportsman. RIP
An amazing scoring record, one of the greatest players ever, and a natural, RIP
I was 9 years old when I watched Eusebio for the first time during the 1966 World cup; my parents did not have a TV so I watched highlights on my Nan’s B/W TV. I remember being awed by both his skill and persona and no one has come anywhere near close since.
Ronaldo scored his 400th career goal tonight and dedicated it to Eusebio. He's not a bad old bean that boy.
#370 thats because this article is in remembrance of a great player..were not interested in man utd not winning the title for the 200th year running.
Sad day for football when a great like Eusabio passes. He was just before my time, so I missed watching him play in person. Also sad to see that the usual suspects are engaged in petty trolling on a remembrance article. Find somewhere else to troll lads, no one is interested in hearing your parochial monotonous nonsense.
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