Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM (Pípè ni Potogí: [ewˈzɛbiu dɐ ˈsiɫvɐ fɨˈʁɐjɾɐ]; born 25 January 1942), commonly known simply as Eusébio, is a retired Portuguese football forward. He is considered one of the best footballers of all-time, by the IFFHS. He helped the Portuguese national team reach third place at the 1966 World Cup, being the top goalscorer of the tournament with nine goals (six of which were scored at Goodison Park) and was elected the European Footballer of the Year in 1965. He played for Benfica for 15 years, and is the team's all-time top scorer.
Eusébio depicted on a 1968 Ajman stamp
|Orúkọ||Eusébio da Silva Ferreira|
|Ọjọ́ ìbí||25 Oṣù Kínní 1942|
|Ibùdó ìbí||Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), |
Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique)
|Ìga||1.77 m (5 ft 91⁄2 in)|
|1957–1960||Sporting Lourenço Marques||?||(?)|
|1975||Rhode Island Oceaneers||?||(?)|
|1977||Las Vegas Quicksilvers||17||(2)|
|1978||New Jersey Americans||4||(5)|
|1977–1978||União de Tomar||2||(1)|
|1979-1980||Buffalo Stallions (indoor)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
† Appearances (Goals).
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- Pierrend, José Luis (29 October 2005). "Eusébio Ferreira da Silva - Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 March 2009.
- Stokkermans, Karel (30 January 2000). "IFFHS' Century Elections". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 March 2009.