• Edson Arantes do Nascimento aka Pele
  • Some players through history have received that nickname. Greatest one of all has to be striker Eusebio. He was also known as the "Black Panther". He is considered by many the best portuguese player of all time. He was born in Mozambique, but later adopted the portuguese nationality. Keep in mind his nickname was given at a time where political correctness was not as ingrained in the mentality of the general public. Eusebio himself never considered that nickname to have any racist connotations. His accomplishments include: Carrying his team to a third place finish at the World Cup held in England in 1966 and being the top scorer in that tournament with 9 goals. Also "He was the 1965 European Footballer of the Year and in 1968 was the first winner of the Golden Boot Award, as Europe's leading scorer, a feat he repeated five years later. The Portuguese First Division's top scorer seven times from 1964 to 1973, he helped Benfica to 11 league championships (1961, 1963-65, 1967-69, 1971-73, 1975) and 5 cup wins (1962, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1972). He scored 727 goals in 715 matches wearing Benfica's jersey, including 317 goals in 301 Portuguese league matches." Source and more here:
  • Hubby says PELE and he knows his footballers.

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