Portuguese legend Eusebio, who passed away due to heart failure on 5th January, 2014, is best remembered for his exploits in the 1966 World Cup, where he netted nine times in the tournament to end up as its highest scorer. He was also equally influential at Benfica, helping the club dominate domestically and in Europe during the 60’s. His influence was summed up by team mate Antonio Simoes, who said
With Eusebio maybe we could be European Champions, without him maybe we could win the League.
This video below shows Eusebio scoring four times to help Portugal reach the semifinals of the 1966 World Cup after trailing 3-0 to North Korea at one stage in their quarterfinal. The game has already gone down as one of the greatest in World Cup folklore
A great picture of Eusebio below, in full flight against AC Milan at Wembley in the 1963 Champions Cup final. Can you guess the Milan player next to him in the photo below? Hint, it is not a trap.