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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!

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/