Eusébio - Ships Nostalgia
07:54

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Eusébio

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 5th January 2014, 09:35
expats expats is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Radio Officer
Active: 1964 - 1981
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 7,071
Eusébio

Eusébio, Portugal's footballing hero, dies at 71...

I remember 'Nobby' Styles tackling Eusebio in 1966...If a single one was below the knee it was by accident...Eusébio just carried on playing his wonderful game...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 16th January 2014, 04:52
stein stein is online now  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 15,188
Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM; 25 January 1942 – 5 January 2014) was a Mozambican-born Portuguese football forward. He is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 733 goals in 745 matches.

He helped the Portuguese national team reach third place at the 1966 World Cup, being the top goalscorer of the tournament with nine goals (including four in one match against North Korea)[4] and received the Bronze Ball award. He won the Ballon d'Or award in 1965 and was runner-up in 1962 and 1966. He played for Benfica for 15 out of his 22 years as a footballer, thus being mainly associated with the Portuguese club, and is the team's all-time top scorer with 638 goals scored in 614 official games. There, he won eleven Primeira Liga titles, five Taça de Portugal titles, a European Cup (1961–62) and helped them reach three additional European Cup finals. He was the European Cup top scorer in 1965, 1966 and 1968. He also won the Bola de Prata (Primeira Liga top scorer award) a record seven times.

Eusébio died at his home on 5 January 2014 of heart failure. He was survived by his two daughters and several grandchildren.

Not many comments here. I don't think I ever saw him. But I remember your Nobby Stiles, minus front teeth and using every foul in the book, seemingly always enjoying himself. There have been a lot of mean types, my favourite was Soviet hockey defender Valeri Vasiliev who could scare the worst bullies in US and Canada into begging for peace, but he was big. Nobby was not, and that might have been one reason he got away with that much?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 16th January 2014, 10:35
retfordmackem retfordmackem is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 537
Quote:
Originally Posted by stein View Post
Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM; 25 January 1942 – 5 January 2014) was a Mozambican-born Portuguese football forward. He is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 733 goals in 745 matches.

He helped the Portuguese national team reach third place at the 1966 World Cup, being the top goalscorer of the tournament with nine goals (including four in one match against North Korea)[4] and received the Bronze Ball award. He won the Ballon d'Or award in 1965 and was runner-up in 1962 and 1966. He played for Benfica for 15 out of his 22 years as a footballer, thus being mainly associated with the Portuguese club, and is the team's all-time top scorer with 638 goals scored in 614 official games. There, he won eleven Primeira Liga titles, five Taça de Portugal titles, a European Cup (1961–62) and helped them reach three additional European Cup finals. He was the European Cup top scorer in 1965, 1966 and 1968. He also won the Bola de Prata (Primeira Liga top scorer award) a record seven times.

Eusébio died at his home on 5 January 2014 of heart failure. He was survived by his two daughters and several grandchildren.

Not many comments here. I don't think I ever saw him. But I remember your Nobby Stiles, minus front teeth and using every foul in the book, seemingly always enjoying himself. There have been a lot of mean types, my favourite was Soviet hockey defender Valeri Vasiliev who could scare the worst bullies in US and Canada into begging for peace, but he was big. Nobby was not, and that might have been one reason he got away with that much?
He was a gentleman to boot. he even congratulated a keeper once for saving a shot he made (Alex Stepney if i recall correct). He very rarely was booked or even spoken ,to even when he was hacked to bits .
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.