Cafu, one of the best right-backs in history

Cafu, one of the best right-backs in history
Cafu, only player to play three World Cup finals

Cafu is one of the best right-backs in history, if not the best. Double world champion, 142 matches with Brazil shirt (the most), more of 15 years as head both in its various clubs and the selection. Indeed, we are talking about Evangelists Marcos de Moraes, Or what is the same, Cafu. Born in 1970, This is possibly one of the best sides in football history.

With great offensive vocation and a great tactical sense, their cavalcades by the right side were common, to the point of being able to lift said two titles as World (1994 Y 2002), Libertadores Cup, two Recopa Sudamericana, alloys of Italian, 1 European Cup, one European Super Cup, 1 Cup Winners Cup or World Club.

Cafu is not only the best right back in the history of Brazilian football but possibly.
Cafu is not only the best right back in the history of Brazilian football but possibly.

Incombustible, His first steps gave the legendary Sao Paulo Raí, Müller and the Intercontinental company took after winning 2-1 Cruyff's Barcelona. There, remain seven years, since 1988 until 1995, He zaragoza when I was hosting his first European experience. With the band of world champion obtained a year earlier in the World USA 94 (He was a substitute in the tournament but played the final to replace the injured Jorginho), Cafu was in the hand of his repertoire club, which she led him to win the Cup Winners Cup against Arsenal.

But nevertheless, his nostalgia for the South American country and a lack of complete adaptation took him back to Brazil, this time playing for Palmeiras, with the title of the Paulista league lead. But like every great champion, its fate seemed linked to Europe and took no more than a few months later to return.

It would be the AS Roma where Cafu find enough aposiento to become a football legend. In a championship like the Serie A defensive and tactical marked character, a man with huge offensive projection would triumph. Unfold your mates in the band and the likes of Francesco Totti or Emerson, They encumbraron him and made him win over a crowd that finally saw his team win a league 2001. almost 28 years after the last.

Cafu and Batistuta in Rome where he was also Totti. Almost nothing.
Cafu and Batistuta in Rome where he was also Totti. Almost nothing.

Best South American player of 1994, possibly his best year would be to 2002, when he proclaimed world champion in Korea and Japan taking a leading role in the selection. Beside Roberto Carlos a terrible tandem formed by the bands that made Brazil a very strong team in achieving the sixth world championship.

Only player in history to play three finals World, in 2003 ficharía AC Milan, where it would remain until 2008, year of his retirement 38 springs. In the Lombard club, Cafu confirm that from the thirties it was still possible to perform at the highest level and get individually and collectively the biggest hits. to sample, a button, achieved victory in the Champions League 2006-07, months before achieving what would be his last title, Mundialito Club.

446 games behind him and 16 many throughout his long career, The Pendolino (the “Traveler” as he was nicknamed by his tireless runs). It was also the subject of controversy because of a false accusation of dual Italian-Brazilian passport, in order to circumvent the restrictive recruitment policy Italian foreign. The 16 May 2008, in Milan-Udinese, Cafu said goodbye. And he did, paradoxes of life, with a goal, an art that never mastered all. maybe, the only one not.

Cafu played three finals of a World Cup and won two.
Cafu played three finals of a World Cup and won two.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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  1. What does Cafu think about the soccer and structural crisis in Argentina and Chile and what proposals does he have about it?

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