FOOTIE TWEETS: RIP Benfica and Portugal great Eusebio - 'The Black Panther'
One of football's greatest ever players - Eusebio - passed away on Sunday and his death has been mourned by many football people around the world.
Fellow Portuguese Luis Figo showed his love for the 'Black Panther' who starred for Benfica and Portugal in the 1960s and 70s.
The king!! Grande perda para todos nos! O mais grande!! pic.twitter.com/eavtaUG8Z9— Luís Figo (@LuisFigo) January 5, 2014
Estarás sempre na nossa memória, Eusébio. Serás sempre o nosso campeão.— João Moutinho (@JoaoMoutinho) January 5, 2014
Translation: You'll Always be in our memory, Eusebio. You'll always be our champion
Africa, Portugal, the WORLD just experienced a great lost. Eusebio was not only a tremendous player..but also a exceptional man. RIP big bro— Samuel Eto'o (@setoo9) January 5, 2014
Real Madrid and Portugal defender Pepe added
Perdeu-se hoje uma grande pessoa e uma referência do futebol mundial. Obrigado por tudo Eusébio.— Pepe (@officialpepe) January 5, 2014
Translation: Today lost was a great person and a reference in world football. Eusebio Thanks for everything.
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter also sent his condolences to the former superstar.
Cristiano Ronaldo wished his best.
Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 5, 2014
Até sempre Eusébio.— Fabio Coentrao (@Fabio_Coentrao) January 5, 2014
Translation: Always Up Eusebio
Fernando Torres (@Torres) January 5, 2014
While Torres' teammate Ramires was also sending his love.
Football lost a bit of its shine today. Rest in peace, Eusébio. This victory is dedicated to you!— Ramires (@Rami7oficial) January 5, 2014
RIP Eusebio. One of footballs greatest players— Ashley Young (@youngy18) January 5, 2014
Não tive o prazer de te ver jogar,mas tive o prazer de te conhecer e ver que tbm eras especial fora do http://t.co/0j6VkXpfBQ— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) January 5, 2014
Man Utd and Portugal winger Nani was among the many to join the chorus of praise.
You'll be forever in our hearts Eusébio. Rest in peace legend.— Nani (@luisnani) January 5, 2014
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