Roberto Carlos

Carlos is THE legendary traditional wing-back, often know tor ‘that free-kick' against Brazil.  

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The Player

 

His powerful presence and well-developed skills in defence and also attack set him apart from the standard wing-back. Roberto Carlos helped teams get the ball up the pitch with his driving runs and great delivery into the penalty area. 

 

Key Skills
  • Pace
  • Direct free kicks
  • Shooting from distance

 

Roberto Carlos is the perfect example of what an attacking full-back looks like

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. Carlos almost signed for Aston Villa in 1995
  • 2. Won the Champions League 3 times
  • 3. Scored over 100 career goals despite being a defensive player

 

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Final Note

Roberto Carlos was a left back for Real Madrid who also provided a lot of goals for both club and country. 

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