Date Of Birth: 10 April 1973
The man who changes the laws of Physics with his iconic Free kick against Bayern Munich, Keeps the title of “most offensive-minded left-back”. He won the 2002 world cup and two Copa America.
Roberto Carlos despite being a Full-time Left-back was feard by teams due to his offensive skill set and set pieces. A free-kick specialist throughout his career, his bending shots have measured at over 105 miles per hour.
He earned himself the title of greatest South American defender between the late 90s to early 2000s. His excellent technique, recuperation, high work rate, and speed helped him to score goals. But on the defensive side, he was not so good. However, with his attacking approach, he covers up the flaws of his defensive skill set. As you know, the best offense is the best defense.
R.Carlos is named in the ESM team of the year six times. He is named in La Liga Team of the season seven times. He was Ballon D’or Runner-up in 1997.
With Brazil, he played three world cups and helped the team to lift the 2002 WorldCup. He was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team in 1998 and 2002.
Roberto Carlos Personal Information
- Nation: Brazil
- Height: 168 cm
- Position: Left-Back
- Career Duration: 1991-2012
- Career Goals: 94
- Major Club: Real Madrid, Inter Milan
- International Caps: 125
- International Goal: 11
- World Cup Participation: 1998, 2002, 2006 – 13 Games
Club & Country Honours
- 2002 FIFA World Cup Winner, 1998 Runner-Up
- 2 Times Copa America Winners – 1997, 1999
- 1997 FIFA Confederation Cup
- 4 Times Spanish La Liga chmpion
- 2 Times Brazil National Champion
- 3 Times UEFA Champion League winner – 1998, 2000, 2002
- 2002 UEFA Super Cup
- 2 Times Intercontinental Cup – 1998, 2002
- 2 Times Turkish Super Cup – 2007, 2009
- 1998 EFE Trophy
- 2002 FIFA Dream Team
- 2 Times UEFA Champion League Best Defender – 2002, 2003
- 1997, 2002 Ballon d’Or runner-up
- 2 Times FIFA World Cup All-Star Team – 1998, 2002
- Brazil Football Museum Hall Of Fame
- 7 Times ESM team of the year
- 2 Times UEFA team of the year – 2002, 2003
- 2009, ESPN World Team of the Decade
- 2021 IFFHS South America Men’s Team of All Time