World Mourns 'Black Panther' Eusebio

Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, who died of cardio-pulmonary arrest early on Sunday morning, reigned over Portuguese football in the 1960s.
World Mourns 'Black Panther' Eusebio

Via AFP:

Eusebio, revered as football's "Black Panther", died on Sunday, aged 71, sending fans into mourning for a man who grew up in grinding African poverty before becoming one of the world's greatest players.

Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, who died of cardio-pulmonary arrest early on Sunday morning, reigned over Portuguese football in the 1960s, bringing glory to both his club Benfica and his country.

His death led to an outpouring of tributes with the Portuguese government decreeing three days of mourning, with flags in Lisbon to fly at half mast ahead of his funeral on Monday where tens of tho...

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