Can Eusebio lead to a Portuguese pipeline?

May 17, 2006
By Frank Dell'Apa
There are few significant memorials to soccer players in the United States. Fortunately, the bronze Eusebio statue at Gillette Stadium sets a standard for aesthetic taste. The statue stands at ground level -- not on a pedestal -- behind the lighthouse goal, and depicts Eusebio cocking his right leg in preparation to strike the ball, faithful to the form which allowed him to score 733 goals in the Portuguese League and win the Champions Cup with Benfica in 1962. But it is not apparent ...

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