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How Eusebio’s Soccer Exploits Challenged European And African Identities

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AFRICANGLOBE - "Portugal's greatest ever player was an African," the brilliant Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano noted of Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, the Mozambican soccer legend who died Sunday aged 71. And while it is commonplace, today, for the football fortunes of European nations to depend heavily on African players, it was Eusébio who blazed that trail.

Europe and the Racialisation of African Football

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AFRICANGLOBE - In football, world football often means European football and the winner of the UEFA Champions League trophy is often described as the best club team in the world. Despite the remarkable performance of African players on the "international" scene, the recialisation of footballers from the continent continues unabated.
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