Brazil’s 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto dies

Brazil’s 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto dies

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:07 pm

Carlos Alberta

Carlos Alberta


The Brazilian Football Confederation on Tuesday announced the death of Brazil football legend Carlos Alberto, who captained the 1970 World Cup-winning side.

The confederation said he was age 72.

The confederation quoted TV Globo, where the late Alberto worked as a commentator, as saying the player died of heart attack.

Carlos Alberto played more than 400 games for Santos and also appeared for Fluminense and Flamengo before ending his career in the U.S.

He was regarded as one of the best defenders the game has produced.

He played 53 times for his country and scored eight goals.

The late Carlos was considered to have scored one of the best goals in the World Cup in Brazil’s 4-1 defeat of Italy in the 1970 World Cup final.

The 1970 World Cup victory in Mexico was the third time in four tournaments Brazil had won the title, allowing them to keep the Jules Rimet trophy forever. (dpa/NAN)


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