Eusebio leaves hospital after blood pressure scare

22 February 2012 03:47

Legendary Portuguese striker Eusebio left a Lisbon hospital on Wednesday two days after being admitted for high blood pressure, according to a source from the city's Hospital da Luz.

Eusebio" left in a discreet manner without making a statement to the press", a representative from the hospital said, adding that the former Benfica star will undergo "cardiological tests" next week.

The 70-year-old also spent Christmas in hospital after contracting pneumonia and then returned just a few days later after complaining of severe neck pain.

Nicknamed the "Black Panther", Eusebio helped guide Benfica to a European Cup title in 1962 before leading his country to a third-place finish at the World Cup four years later, finishing as the tournament's top scorer with nine goals.

He also won the Ballon d'Or in 1965 and was twice the recipient of the European Golden Shoe, an award given to the leading goalscorer across Europe.

Source: AFP