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Eusébio, World Football Legend, Dies: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eusébio, one of the greatest ever players to have graced a football pitch, died yesterday aged 71. The former Portuguese international was the top scorer at the 1966 World Cup in England with nine goals, and until the emergence of Cristiano Ronaldo, was considered the country's finest player ever.

Originally hailing from Mozambique, the forward notched 41 goals in just 64 international appearances, helping Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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