Born on 25th January 1942, Eusébio da Silva Ferreira was a former football player who predominantly played as a striker for Portugal national football team. He was best known for his speed and right-footed shots that made him the crackerjack of his team. He is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all times.
Honored with the Ballon d'Or Award in 1965
Chosen as a part of the World Soccer World XI team of 1965
Became the European Cup top scorer in the years 1965, 1966 and 1968
Received the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot award in 1966
Won the BBC OverseasSports Personality of the Year award in 1966
Bestowed with the “European Golden Boot” award in 1968 and 1973
Twice honored as the Portuguese “Footballer of the Year” award in 1970 and 1973