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Portugal’s favourite son

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Lithe, lissom and powerful
He was a predator in his prime
Stealthy in attack
His finishing was sublime

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The Black Panther –
A nickname affectionately bestowed
And from his goal-laden boots
The shots would explode

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 On and off the pitch
He had pace, poise and presence
Everyone he met
Was imbued with his pleasance

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The memories are abiding
And will last forevermore
As he reaches the Pearly Gates
He’ll sidestep ‘n score!

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Notes

R.I.P. Eusebio

Eusebio da Silva Ferreira

733 goals in 754 professional matches.
41 goals in 64 appearances for Portugal.
In 1966, he was the Tournament top scorer with 9 goals.

Born in Mozambique (then a Portuguese colony), 1942, died 5th Jan, 2014.

Chelsea manager José Mourinho called him one of his country’s “great figures”.

He told state broadcaster RTP: “I think he is immortal. We all know what he meant for football and especially for Portuguese football.

“He was not only a great inspiration but also an important figure in upholding the values, principles and feelings of football, even after finishing his career.”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/portugals-favourite-son/