Portuguese legend Eusebio, who spent 15 years as a player for Benfica, has passed away aged 71. 

At this point in time, the cause of his death appears to be a cardiac arrest according to ITV News.

The 1965 Footballer of the Year currently holds Benfica's all-time appearances and goals record, having netted an incredible 733 goals in 745 matches during his distinguished professional career.

Eusebio famously netted nine goals in England's 1966 World Cup, the most of any player in that tournament.

Laying claim to an illustrious career consisting of 11 league titles and a European Cup, Eusebio was the face of the fabled Benfica side that shone in the 1960s. 

Assuredly, Eusebio will go down in history as one of the greatest players to ever grace a football pitch. 

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