Eusebio back in hospital after pneumonia bout

Updated: 04 January 2012 19:09 IST

Former Portugal great Eusebio is back in the hospital, only days after being discharged following treatment for double pneumonia.

Lisbon:

Former Portugal great Eusebio is back in the hospital, only days after being discharged following treatment for double pneumonia.

The Hospital da Luz in Lisbon said in a statement that Eusebio has severe neck pain. He was admitted to the hospital late Tuesday.

Eusebio left the hospital last Saturday after almost two weeks of treatment, including days in intensive care, for infections in both lungs. Doctors said he was cured.

Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, who turns 70 later this month, became a Portuguese icon after standout performances in the 1960s and was named one of FIFA's 10 best football players of all time in 1998.

Topics : Football
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