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Benfica and Portugal legend Artur Jorge passes away aged 78

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PORTUGUESE football is mourning the death of the legendary Artur Jorge at the age of 78.

The former forward enjoyed an impressive career as a player, with the highlight being his 105 goals in 130 matches for Benfica.

Former Portugal boss Artur Jorge has died aged 78

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Former Portugal boss Artur Jorge has died aged 78Credit: AP:Associated Press

However, it was as a manager that he achieved icon status and saw him voted as the European Coach of the Year in 1987.

And Jorge also has the unique honour of being idolised by both supporters of rival clubs Benfica and Porto.

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