Biography of Eusebio (1942-2014)

Portuguese Footballer of origin Mozambique, born in Lourenço Marques, current Maputo (Mozambique) on January 25, 1942 and died in Lisbon on January 5, 2014.

Eusebio Da Silva Ferreira was the first African footballer to be internationally recognized. In the world of football was known with the nickname of "The Black Panther".  In 1961 he/she joined one of the largest Portuguese teams, Benfica, which won two European cups (1961 and 1962) and ten league titles. International, he/she made his debut in 1962 with the selection of Portugal, and went to the World Cup of 1966, where Portugal lost in the semi-finals against England Eusebio was the top scorer of the Championship, with nine goals. He/She closed his career in 1978 in the Portuguese team Biera-Mar, in order to coach Benfica.

Considered one of the best players of the 20th century by FIFA and one of the great strikers in the history of football. He/She received the Golden Ball in 1965 and the Golden Shoe (top scorer) in 1966 and 1973.

In Portugal they decreed three days of official mourning after his death, his funeral procession took place in the iconic stadium 'La Luz' Portuguese, before more than 10,000 spectators.