Popular Football Player Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos Brazil

Roberto Carlos or born as Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha was born on the 10th of April, 1973 and is a former footballer who played for Brazil. He also worked s a sporting director for the Russian Premier League. The player was mostly positioned as left wingback however, his career initially made him to play as a forward player.

In the year 1992, he started his professional football career with the Brazilian national team and was made part of the three to play three World Cup tournaments. Among these three matches, the Brazilian team managed to reach the finals in the 1998 World Cup and won the 2002 World Cup. For 11 years he played for the La Liga club in Real Madrid and appeared in over 370 matches. His team won four leagues, 3 UEFA Champions League as well as 2 Intercontinental Cups. Roberto Carlos attained a total of 125 caps by scoring about 11 goals. In the World Cup of 1998, Carlos played 7 matches which are inclusive of the final match which the team lost against France. He was also included in the All Star Team of the World Cup. The player got prominence for his famous free kick in a match against France in 1997. The kick was shot from a distance of 115 ft from the very centre right of the channel by using the left foot and made a goal. On the 2nd of August, 2012, Roberto Carlos took retirement from international football when he reached the age of 39.

Popular Football Player Zico

Zico Brazil

Arthur Antunes Coimbra or more popularly known to be Zico was born on the 3rd of March, 1953. He is known to be a former Brazilian football player and a coach to the team as well. Presently, he is serving his services as the head coach to the National football team of Iraq in the early 80’ico was considered to be among the finest players and is also known for his passes and skillful finishes. In the history of football, the name of Zico is known as a free kick specialist who has the ability to bend the game ball with every pace.

In his professional career he played about 72 international matches as a part of the Brazilian team and scored 52 goals. He also represented his team in the World Cup tournaments held in the years 1978, 1982 as well as 1986. In the year 1981 and 983, Zico was referred to be the Player of the Year and in the year 2004, he was also added among the 125 Greatest Living Footballers by Pele. He was the head coach of the national football team of Japan when it participated in the FIFA World Cup of 2006 in addition to becoming the coach of the Japanese team when it won the Asian Cup in the year 2004. After this he was the head coach of the CSKA Moscow in the year 2009. In 2010, Zico announced to become the Executive Director of Soccer Flamengo after which he won most of his titles and honors.

Popular Football Player Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho Brazil

Ronaldinho or Ronaldo de Assis Moreira by birth was born on the 21st of March, 1980 in Brazil. He was a former Brazilian football player. He had the position of attacking midfielder or forward player in the Brazilian national team. He is presently playing for a Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro. He has won the award of FIFA World Player of the Year twice in 2004 and 2005.in January, 2007, he applied for Spanish citizenship. He was also added in FIFA 100 which is a list of greatest footballers and has been compiled by Pele. He also had FIFPro World XI title for 4 consecutive years from 2004 to 2007.

His career high performances include his appearance in the Brazilian team when it won the FIFA U-17 World Championship in the year 1997. In this game, his first game came out to be a penalty against Austria which was later on won by Brazil. He player scored two goals and was awarded with the Bronze Ball. In 1999, Ronaldinho was quite busy playing international cricket. His first appearance was in the South American Youth Championship where his extraordinary performance led the team to secure third place. He also participated in the same year’s FIFA World Youth Championship but, the team was defeated by Uruguay in the quarter finals. Three days prior to the Copa America of 1999, Ronaldinho earned his first ca for the team by winning 3-0 against Latvia. He was also included in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999 in which made hat-trick goals in the semi final round against The Saudi Arabia. He won the Golden ball award to be the best player in the tournament along with the Golden Boot award for being the top scorer of the game.

Popular Football Player Javier Zanetti

Javier Zanetti

Javier Zanetti was born on the 10th of August, 1973 at Dock Sud, Buenos Aires. He was a former Argentine football player and used to play for Serie A club at the Inter Milan. The player holds the record of being the most capped player in the history of Argentine football national team and has also played for his team in the Olympics held in 1996. He also participated in two World Cups that were held in 1998 and 2002. He was given a nickname of ‘El Tractor’ after he moved on to Italy because of his ability to make a quick run from the defenders of the opposing team.

Javier Zanetti played his debut game for the team against Chile on the 16th of November, 1994. He was coached by Daniel Passarella. He has also represented argentine in two FIFA World Cups of 1998 and 2002. E won a silver medal in Atlanta in the Summer Olympics in the year 1996. In the 1998 FIFA World Cup he cleanly finished off a free kick against Juan Sebastian Veron making the score at 2-2 against England. The match was won by Argentina on penalties by 4-3 however; the team lost the quarter finals against Netherlands. Javier Zanetti made his 100th cap by helping his team win the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2005 against Mexico. He also managed o pick the Man of the Match award in this game. He was also [resented with the prestigious National Giuseppe Prisco Award and was made the captain of the Argentina team after the retirement of Ayala.

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