Football world in shock as legendary player and European Cup winner dies

The football world is mourning the passing of the legendary Artur Jorge at the age of 78. The former forward had an impressive career as a player, with the highlight being his 105 goals in 130 matches for Benfica.

However, it was as a manager that he achieved iconic status and saw him voted as the European Coach of the Year in 1987 after claiming European Cup success. And Jorge also has the unique honor of being idolized by both supporters of rival clubs Benfica and Porto.

He won the Premier League title four times as a player with the former between 1969 and 1975. He then led Porto to three domestic championships during the first of his two spells in charge there. And he also secured them European Cup glory in 1987 after they beat Bayern Munich 2-1.

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