Eusebio discharged from hospital after 3rd visit

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portugal great Eusebio has been discharged from hospital after his third visit in two months.

The former Benfica star was admitted to Lisbon's Hospital da Luz earlier this week due to high blood pressure. The 70-year-old Eusebio was released on Wednesday and is scheduled to return for further cardiological checks on Monday.

Eusebio spent Christmas in hospital with double pneumonia. He was readmitted several days later with severe neck pain.

Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, nicknamed 'The Black Panther,' became a Portuguese superstar from standout performances in the 1960s and was named one of FIFA's 10 best football players of all time in 1998.