• Short Summary

    EUSEBIO FERREIRA, STAR OF PORTUGAL'S BENFICA FOOTBALL CLUB, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CONTINUED TRAINING AT THE CLUB'S STADIUM IN LISBON AS HE AWAITED THE RESULTS OF HIS PROPOSED CONTRACT RENEWAL TERMS - TERMS WHICH THE BENFICA DIRECTORS HAVE SO FAR ARGUED THEY CANNOT AFFORD.

  • Description

    EUSEBIO FERREIRA, STAR OF PORTUGAL'S BENFICA FOOTBALL CLUB, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CONTINUED TRAINING AT THE CLUB'S STADIUM IN LISBON AS HE AWAITED THE RESULTS OF HIS PROPOSED CONTRACT RENEWAL TERMS - TERMS WHICH THE BENFICA DIRECTORS HAVE SO FAR ARGUED THEY CANNOT AFFORD.

    EUSEBIO'S FINAL OFFER TO BENFICA IS OF A RENEWAL FEE OF FOUR MILLION ESCUDOS (57,350 POUNDS STERLING). ORIGINALLY, WHEN HIS PREVIOUS CONTRACT EXPIRED ON JULY 31ST, HE HAD PROPOSED TO RENEW HIS CONTRACT FOR FIVE MILLION ESCUDOS (73,500 POUNDS STERLING) FOR THREE YEARS; PLUS 10% OF ALL CONTRACTS SIGNED BY BENFICA FOR FRIENDLY MATCHES AGAINST FOREIGN TEAMS; A MONTHLY SALARY OF 9,000 ESCUDOS (130 STERLING): BONUS PAYMENTS ON WINNING MATCHES; AND ALL TAXES TO BE PAID BY THE CLUB. THE BENFICA DIRECTORS REPLIED THAT THESE TERMS WOULD BE UNACCEPTABLE AND COUNTER-OFFERED A THREE-YEAR RENEWAL FEE OF 3 1/2 MILLION ESCUDOS (53,000 STERLING) OR 3,200 ESCUDOS (50 STERLING) PER DAY - AND NO ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR FRIENDLY MATCHES.

    THE FACT THAT EUSEBIO CONTINUES TO TRAIN AT THE BENFICA GROUNDS WHILE DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE, IS SEEN AS INDICATING A POSSIBLE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PLAYER AND THE DIRECTORS.

    IN THE MEANTIME, EUSEBIO HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL SHORTLY BE GOING HOME TO LOURENCO MARQUES, MOZAMBIQUE, TO VISIT HIS FAMILY AND SETTLE PRIVATE AFFAIRS.

    DURING TRAINING HE PRACTICED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH JACINTO - ANOTHER MEMBER OF BENFICA'S FIRST TEAM WHO IS RECUPERATING FROM A RECENT INJURY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANTX97UEB6TG548MX7RJKNXGU
    Media URN:
    VLVAANTX97UEB6TG548MX7RJKNXGU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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