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Football: 'Black Panther' Eusebio dies at 71

Published on Jan 5, 2014 5:49 PM

LISBON (AFP) - Portuguese football legend Eusebio, who was the top scorer in the 1966 World Cup, died on Sunday at the age of 71, his former club Benfica confirmed.

The Mozambican-born Eusebio died of cardio-pulmonary arrest at 0430 GMT (12.30pm Singapore time), the club said.

Eusebio, the 1965 European Footballer of the Year, is considered one of the best footballers of all time and the best ever from Portugal.

During his career with Benfica, the Lisbon side won the European Cup in 1962. He scored 733 times in 745 professional matches.

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