Eusebio

Known for speed, technique, powerful right-root shot, he was regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation. He was born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique on Jan. 25, 1942. For his amazing speed on football fields, he was nicknamed the Black Panther or the Black Pearl. All well-known stars, celebrities and then officials show great respects to him. The Portuguese government announced a three day mourning in the memory of this great professional footballer.

Eusebio started his playing career when he was young. At the beginning, the football they have used is made of socks and newspapers. He was capped for the Portugal national football team many times, scoring 41 goals at 64 matches. Before new records created by Pauleta, he was the top goal-scorer of the Portugal side. Under Eusebio’s help, the Portugal squad won the third place in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, leaving him became the best goal-scorer by nine goals. In front of outstanding performance of the Korea side, he has shot four goals consecutively, shrinking gaps between them. This competition is the most classic records throughout his playing career.