Portugal football great Eusebio dies aged 71

Former Portugal and Benfica footballer Eusebio da Silva Ferreira has died. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Portugal football great Eusebio da Silva Ferreira has died, aged 71, according to Reuters.

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Fans applaud Eusebio's coffin on Benfica's pitch

Thousands of fans have applauded the coffin of Portuguese football legend Eusebio as it lay on the centre spot at Benfica's Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. Three days of moruning have been declared after his death yesterday.