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Eusébio to be buried in the National Pantheon in Lisbon


The remains of Eusébio da Silva Ferreira will be moved to the National Pantheon in Lisbon, after a vote of Portugal's Parliament. Eusébio, who passed away in 2014, is considered one of the greatest soccer stars of all time. During his professional career, he scored 749 goals in 745 games at club level and 41 goals for his national team, a total of 790 goals.

The Church of Santa Engrácia is a 17th-century monument in Lisbon. In 1916 the church was made into the National Pantheon in which important Portuguese personalities are buried. It is located in the Alfama. The National Pantheon was completed in 1966.

The people buried in the National Pantheon include the Presidents of the Republic Manuel de Arriaga, Teófilo Braga, Sidónio Pais and Óscar Carmona, Presidential candidate Humberto Delgado, writers João de Deus, Almeida Garrett, Guerra Junqueiro, Aquilino Ribeiro and Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen and fado singer Amália Rodrigues. There are cenotaphs to Luís de Camões, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Afonso de Albuquerque, Nuno Álvares Pereira, Vasco da Gama and Henry the Navigator.


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