Portugal's former player Eusebio arrives for the launch of his biography at Luz stadium in Lisbon, January 2012
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Portugal legend Eusebio dies aged 71

Portugal football legend Eusebio, who was top scorer at the 1966 World Cup, has died at the age of 71.

Born in Mozambique in 1942 when it was still a Portuguese colony, Eusebio da Silva Ferreira went on to play 64 times for Portugal, scoring 41 goals.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke told the BBC's Tim Willcox that Eusebio was a "world class footballer".

  • 05 Jan 2014
  • From the section World
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