Found January 05, 2014 on Next Impulse Sports:
Portugal Soccer legend Eusebio died early Sunday of cardiac failure. Nicknamed the Black Panther, many considered Eusebio to be one of the top 10 greatest soccer players to ever live. He might be best known for leading Portugal to a 3rd place finish in the 1966 World Cup. Eusebio spent most of career with Benfica in Portugal and scored over 700 goals in his storied career that lasted over 2 decades. Portugal captain and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo took to social networks to pay homage to the soccer icon: Always eternal #Eusebio, rest in peace pic.twitter.com/n25X0q9rfF — Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 5, 2014 Image Credits: Getty Images, Reuters Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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