Memories of Eusébio da Silva Ferreira

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Mozambique gifted the Black Panther
Golden boot during England sixty six
Seven times the Bola de Prata
All heart, skill, speed, guile and tricks

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When Eagles stalked the Ballon d’or prey
Up sprang Dictator Antonio Salazar
Barring a golden chance abroad to play
By decreeing Eusebio a national treasure

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Night of the long shots” saw Euro glory
In sixty two Di Stefano, the Real Marquis
Puskas’ hat trick left Benfica feeling sorry
Black Pearl led a fightback to win it five three

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 North Korea struck three in half an hour
“Don’t go four down,” was Simoes plea
Goodison World Cup shock far from over
O Rei’s four goal blast ended the game five three

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Scoring more than a goal a game
Benfica coursed through every blood cell
Maputo’s son who found Lisbon fame
Stadium of light and football bids farewell

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 number7
© Emdad Rahman

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/memories-of-eusebio-da-silva-ferreira/