"He scored beautiful goals. All of the Santos players, including myself, thought Eusebio was a great player even if none of us knew who he was at that time."
Pele, after a game between Benfica and Santos in Paris in June 1960

"It is gold. It is gold."
Benfica coach Bela Guttmann to his assistant Fernando Caiado, after seeing Eusebio train for the first time at the Estadio da Luz

"Eusebio was a gentleman, a very respectful person despite being a tremendous player."
Former Manchester United and England midfielder Nobby Stiles