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Portuguese Soccer Great Eusebio Is Dead at 71
AP via The New York Times ^ | January 5, 2014

Posted on 01/05/2014 1:52:17 PM PST by EveningStar

LISBON, Portugal — Eusebio, the Portuguese soccer star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, has died at 71, his longtime club Benfica said.

He died Sunday, the club announced on its website, without providing details.

Eusebio died at home of heart failure, his biographer, Jose Malheiro, said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: benfica; blackpanther; eusebio; mozambique; obituary; portugal; soccer
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1 posted on 01/05/2014 1:52:17 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 2:06:29 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: a fool in paradise

# 3.

On to the next fabulous trio.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 2:08:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: EveningStar

One of the all time greats, right up there with Pele. I always admired his technical virtuosity, although my own personal playing style was more aligned with the smash-mouth Nobby Stiles school...


4 posted on 01/05/2014 2:11:25 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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