Eusébio Silva Ferre

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About Eusébio Silva Ferre Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM (Portuguese pronunciation: euˈzɛbiʊ dɐ ˈsiɫvɐ fɨˈʁɐiɾɐ; born 25 January 1942 in Mozambique - then a colony of Portugal), popularly known simply as Eusébio, is a Portuguese former football forward of Mozambican origin. He helped the Portugal 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 at the club Benfica for 15 years, and is the team's all-time top scorerNicknamed "The Black Panther", or "The Black Pearl", Eusébio scored 727 goals in 715 games. He is also known for his speed and his powerful, accurate right-footed strike. He is considered Benfica's and Portugal's most renowned player and the first world-class African striker. He was elected the 9th best footballer of the 20th century in a poll by the IFFHS. Pelé named Eusébio as one of the 125 best living footballers in his 2004 FIFA 100 list. In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, he was selected as the Golden Player of Portugal by the Portuguese Football Federation as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years.

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Portugal Football Players Ranking

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Rank Name Total
1. Deco 84780
2. Eusébio Silva Ferre 14987
3. Cristiano Ronaldo 7153
4. Sérgio Conceição 1376
5. Pauleta 1201
6. Rui Costa 1200
7. Luís Figo 578
8. Ricardo Quaresma 307
9. Nani 161
10. Bento 133

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29. Pele 18742
30. Ali Parvin 17930
31. Ademir da Guia 17138
32. Ronaldinho Gaucho 15816
33. Eusébio Silva Ferre 14987
34. Thomas Mavros 14022
35. Antar Yahia 13486
36. Khodadad Azizi 12959
37. H. Mulla Mohammed 12534

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