Football fans across the world are grieving the loss of one of the greatest players ever to grace the sport, after Portuguese legend Eusebio passed away on Sunday (January 5th) at the age of 71.
Top figures from within the game such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo and many others have already publicly paid their respects to the former captain of the Portuguese national side, although if you’d like to pay a personal tribute to the great man then taking a tour of Wembley stadium could be the perfect way to do so.
Having been in Mozambique when it was still a Portuguese colony, Eusebio went on to represent his country 64 times, scoring 41 goals in the process, with some of his most famous matches being played at the English national stadium.
It was during the 1966 World Cup, held in England, that the player rose to the status of superstar, after finishing as the tournament’s top goalscorer with nine goals – including one against the hosts and eventual winners in the semi-final at Wembley.
He later got on the scoresheet in the third-place play-off against Russia, putting the ball past legendary goalkeeper Lev Yashin.
Although Eusebio never lifted a trophy at Wembley, he took part in many of the stadium’s most memorable matches, including the 1968 European Cup Final, which saw Manchester United’s famous Busby Babes team beat Sporting Lisbon 4-1 after extra time.
By taking a tour of Wembley Stadium you can follow in the footsteps of Eusebio and a host of other sporting legends, by sitting in the dressing room before walking down the tunnel and onto the hallowed turf itself.
You’ll then have the chance to climb the famous steps to the trophy presentation area, which should give you a sense of what it feels like to win silverware at the world’s most iconic sporting arena.