• Legendary Brazil captain Carlos Alberto dies aged 72

    Legendary Brazil captain Carlos Alberto dies aged 72

    Brazil’s 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto Torres has died aged 72.

    The athletic right-back was widely considered one of the best defenders of all time and scored Brazil’s fourth goal in a famous 4-1 victory in the 1970 final over Italy in Mexico City.

    Alberto made over 400 league appearances in eight years with Santos between 1966 and 1974, winning the Paulistao championship four times as well as the Recopa Sul-Americana and Taca de Prata in 1968.

    He had begun his career […]