Hanged for football could not to overlook one of the best defenses in football history. left side with enormous power, offensive projection and amazing speed (came to run the 100 meters in 10,7 seconds), Brazilian Roberto Carlos was in charge for many years to defend the left side of Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team, which speaks very clearly what kind of player we're talking.
Born in Sao Paulo in 1973, beside Paolo Maldini fight for the honor of being the best player ever at his post. Huge character and small stature (1,68 m) From early Roberto Carlos He knew that football was his thing. With 14 years, I was on the first team Uniao Sao Joao, where he stayed three seasons before joining Atletico Mineiro.
He noticed all the calls for the Brazilian team in their lower grades, with 19 years made debut in First Division with Minerio and give the jump to the senior team, where at the end of his career he enshrines it as the second most capped player with “canarinha” (125), only surpassed by another great side, Cafu.
In 1993, with 20 years, Roberto Carlos signed for Palmeiras which achieved its first titles (of Brasileiraos). In the club Verdão, It begins to stand out and make a name in the international market. Fast and highly effective in free-throws (especially in long distance), Inter Milan will quickly notice him and hire him for the season 1995-96. In Italy, the left side was not going to disappoint and wonderful fruit of his campaign was to be transferred to Real Madrid, in a summer which also would dispute with Ronaldo Atlanta Olympics, where Brazil would fall in semifinals Nigeria must settle for the bronze medal.
In the white club would live their best years. Get three European Cups, 4 leagues and 3 Supercopa of Spain, in addition to two Intercontinental Cups. 514 parties with 67 goals that would make him the player with most games played with merengue shirt, and would serve to win the hearts of the Real Madrid fans.
Coeval of the Galácticos Madrid (Zidane, Beckham, Figo, Ronaldo, Casillas, Raul and Guti), his constant runs down the left wing in which simultaneously occupied the position of lateral and interior represented a headache for all the teams he faced.
Champion Cups Americas (97 Y 99), his great success with the selection would come in the World 2002 when he would be world champion after defeating Brazil to Germany 2-0 a Tokyo. However, perhaps his most remembered image with the yellow jersey would come in another tournament, Confederations Cup, Where, in 1997 mark one of the most impressive goals that are remembered in football history. A smart bomb which surprised the French Fabian Barthez almost 140 Km / h after overcoming the barrier laterally and then take effect to end in the meshes of the net gala.
In 2007, after 11 Career in white leaving Real Madrid to leave Turkish Fenerbahçe where he would be two years before returning ABRASIL to play for Corinthians. It would be the first step to his last team, Russian Anzhi, where after being signed to change 10 million euros net per season retired in 2012.