#522 Eusébio / Bobby Willis – 25 January 1942


Eusébio da Silva FerreiraGCIH, GCM (born 25 January 1942), commonly known simply as Eusébio, is a retired Mozambican-born Portuguese football forward. He is considered one of the best footballers of all-time. He helped the Portuguese national team reach third place at the 1966 World Cup, being the top goalscorer of the tournament and receiving the Bronze Ball award. He won the Ballon d’Or award in 1965 and was runners-up in 1962 and 1966. He played for Benfica for 15 years  He was the first ever player to win the European Golden Boot award.

Bobby Willis

Robert “Bobby” Willis (25 January 1942 – 23 October 1999) was a British songwriter, who eventually became the husband and manager of British singer and television personality Cilla Black.


Also born on this day:
Carl Eller is a former professional American football player.
Graham Birks is a former English footballer.
Arthur Matthews was an Irish politician and farmer.
George Walker is the former director-general of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
Jerry Hobbs is a prominent researcher in the field of computational linguistics.
John Daniels is a former English cricketer.
Alfonso Gagliano is a Canadian accountant and a former Liberal Party politician.
Ernie Fazio is a retired American professional baseball player.
Wilf Martin is a former ice hockey player.
Helaine Fendelman is a generalist antiques, fine arts and collectibles appraiser.

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