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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.

As did Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho.

Translation: You'll Always be in our memory, Eusebio. You'll always be our champion

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o also heaped praise on Eusebio.

Real Madrid and Portugal defender Pepe added…

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.

CR7's Real Madrid and Portugal teammate Fabio Coentrao added.

Translation: Always Up Eusebio

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres was next.

While Torres' teammate Ramires was also sending his love.

Manchester United's Ashley Young chimed in.

Former Benfica defender David Luiz praised Eusebio on his Instagram via Twitter.

Man Utd and Portugal winger Nani was among the many to join the chorus of praise.

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