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Football world mourns Brazilian legend CARLOS ALBERTO

26.10.2016 14.01 by Claudio Colla  read 3788

Scorer of one out of the four goals through which Brazil defeated Italy in Mexico World Cup 1970 final game, 72-year old Carlos Alberto, star right-back at that time, died for a stroke. Football world mourns Brazilian legend, whose goal against Italy was ranked 36th in Greatest Sporting Moments by UK public, back in 2002. Former teammate of his, Pelé, put Carlos Alberto among the 100 best footballers ever in 2004 FIFA ranking. Carlos Alberto lived his career as a player mainly as a Santos man, but wearing Fluminense, Flamengo, New York Cosmos and California Surf, and of course for Brazilian senior national team, from 1964 to 1977. He also worked as a trainer, from 1983 to 2005, managing several clubs, among which Flamengo, Botafogo, Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians, and closing his career as a head coach for Azerbaijani national team.

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