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.

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Comparison Between Italian and Brazilian Soccer Teams

by on September 13, 2009
in Football teams


From a trophy room perspective, one can easily compare the Italian soccer team to that of Brazil, both winning an impressive number of World Cups, with Italy coming one cup short of Brazil’s 5 different wins. But a comparing the two teams from any other perspective is simply ridiculous, as they are at different ends in what regards to their style of play. If Brazil won most of these World Cups through aggressive & breathtaking soccer, the Italian national soccer team won theirs through a workable, tactical style.

Focusing strictly on Italy’s soccer team, which in my regard has an edge over brazil, so, it was hard for the Italian Football Federation to scoop up a solid team with Italian soccer teams playing in regional competitions instead of a single organized championship and didn’t participate in the first World Cup held in 1930, having a strong national team they made their debut in 1934 the World Cup, where they managed the first World Cup in the history of Italian soccer. After that the hunger for trophies and fame made the Italian soccer team enter the 1938 World Cup in which they also managed to defend their title making themselves as invincible in soccer industry. Despite remaining a strong squad and few bad years Italy ended up securing two more worldcup titles including the last one in 2006. Your browser may not support display of this image.

On the other side, the Brazilians have a team that has more world championships and have a record of being the only nation to participate in every World Cup. The Brazilians won its first world cup in 1958, with a very young but impressive Pele regarded to as one of the best players in sporting history. Four years later, the Brazil soccer team won the world cup again and later went on securing 3 more titles with the last one in 2002.

The team is an explosive mixture of talented players. Ronaldinho, Marcos Cafu, Luiz Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos are the players to watch from the Brazilian team. The soccer-crazy nation has around 200 million Brazilian fans, who are crazy for another feather in their country’s cap this time. Brazil Soccer Team has always been full on its fans requirements and time will tell whether this time they will fulfill the wishes of their country people or not.