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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Football Legend, Carlos Alberto dies at 72

Brazilian football legend, Carlos Alberto, the captain of the 1970 World Cup-winning side, has died aged 72. He died in Rio de Janeiro following a heart attack.


He scored one of the greatest goals in World Cup history in the 1970 final against Italy. Alberto was named in the world team of the 20th Century in 1998 and the Fifa 100 for the greatest living players in 2004.

He won the 1983 Brazilian Championship with Flamengo and finished his coaching career with Azerbaijan in 2005.

Carlos Alberto had a huge influence in Brazilian football not only for being one of the best right-backs to ever don the Brazil shirt, but also for being one of the most uncompromising voices of the game in his native country.



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