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Name Eusebio
Gender Male
Ethnic Portuguese
Job Portuguese Footballer
Desc xxxx


Org Portugal National Team
Club as Player xxxx
1966 07 26
Portuguese striker Eusebio in tears after Portugal’s defeat to England in the semi-final of the 1966 World Cup at Wembley Stadium

2009 01 01 Retrieve

[Eusebio on Ronaldo] I cannot define him. He is now the god of another world … At the moment he is the best player in the world

2013 10 08 Retrieve

[Eusebio says My record better than Ronaldo’s] It saddens me because you can’t make that comparison. It’s a mistake. I played around 60 games to score my 41 goals. Now, after all these years, someone else has scored that many goals, but obviously that happens today because it’s easier to play against some opponents. I never played against Lichtenstein or Azerbaijan

2014 01 05 Retrieve

[Eusebio on the very best moments of his time at the top of the game] When we played Real Madrid and won 5-3 it was soaking wet and the ball weighed a kilo. It didn’t have a brand. Consider the boots; there was no personalised footwear. Back then, it was all heart

2014 03 13 Retrieve

[The night Eusebio’s Benfica ended Tottenham’s European Cup dream] I saw Spurs beat Dukla [4-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals] and I believe all round that they are better than us. We must win by at least three goals for safety. Our problem is how to achieve those goals

2016 04 03 Retrieve

[Quote on Sir Bobby Charlton] Charlton, as we all know, covered the whole pitch. Played on the left, on the right, in the middle. He never stopped running and he had a very powerful shot and scored a lot of great goals. I have many more good than bad memories from my career, but some of the bad memories come from when I crossed paths with Bobby Charlton. It was Bobby Charlton who spoiled my day in the World Cup semi-final of 1966 and later the European Cup final of ‘68, but I’ve forgiven him and we are still good friends now. He’s a real English gentleman

2020 04 28 Retrieve

[The Games That Defined Modern Football: Barcelona 1-0 Sampdoria (1992)] [He described the game as] confirmation that the idea was good. We needed that to be confirmed by results because results lay down the judgement