11 January 2014
NEW Exclusive Auction Item
Goal50 is delighted to obtain a signed fooball shirt by Eusebio, the Portuguese football legend, who died earlier this week. Prayers and thoughts are with his family. As well as a fantastic footballer, he was a gentleman.
Bidding starts at £200. This is a wonderful opportunity to own a Portuguese shirt signed (certified) by the former Benfica and Portugal superstar, regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of football. He was the top scorer in the 1966 World Cup in England, when he helped Portugal to the semi-finals and a third-place finish with his nine goals in the tournament. It was the only World Cup he played in.
He was known as the 'Black Panther' for his athletic prowess and clinical finishing that made him one of the world's greatest goal scorers. Eusebio da Silva Ferreira was born in Mozambique and he moved to Lisbon after joining Benfica as an 18-year-old from his local club, Sporting Clube de Lourenco Marques.
Eusebio helped Benfica retain the European Cup in 1962 when they beat Real Madrid 5-3 - he scored the last two goals. And he also scored in two Wembley finals as the club lost to AC Milan in 1963 and Manchester United in 1968, while he played in the 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan in the 1965 final.
He was the 1965 European Footballer of the Year and finished as runners-up twice, in 1962 and 1966, and in 1968 was the first winner of the Golden Boot Award, as Europe's leading scorer, a feat he repeated five years later.
Eusebio was the Portuguese First Division's top scorer seven times, and he helped Benfica to 11 league titles and five national cup wins.
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