|The restaurant stands as a testament to Eusébio|
One of the places we ate at (Casa Iberica) was festooned with photographs of football and on enquiry I found that the theme was around Eusébio who I remember from my days as a Football mad pre-teen at the time of the 1966 world cup.
[In fact looking at the 'Stats' when he was playing for Benefica he averaged more than one goal per appearance - staggering.]
It was unusual at the time to see a Black player amongst a European team at this time - he was a great player with amazing speed and was top goal score inn the World Cup of 1966.
|The entrance to the Casa Iberica|
Talking to a local driver it was illuminating to find how his story is part of the national fabric- also learnt from him how Carvoeiro had changed from a fishing village where the sea would often encroach on the main street to a tourist resort.
It's interesting to think about the price paid for Tourism in many Southern European countries by locals - UK has got by lightly I would say.
|Just some of the photo's|
Looking into the story around Eusébio it's quite something to see he was the real deal, a hero and role model - given 3 days of national mourning when he died in 2014.
|I'm going off the coppers - £167 50p|