Roberto Carlos Biography
(Brazilian Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Left-Back)
Birthday: April 10, 1973 (Aries)
Born In: Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
Roberto Carlos is a Brazilian footballer who is often regarded as one of the best left backs to have ever played the game. In a glittering career, during which he represented Brazilian national team and a number of clubs, he has given ample evidence that he is certainly up there among the greats of the game. Carlos grew up in a poor family and had to work in a factory when he was a child, but his talent as a footballer shone through as he broke into Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro and before long he went to Europe to play for top clubs. Despite being a defender, Carlos was known for his marauding runs down the left wing and was known for spectacular free kicks. A free kick he took in 1997 against France in a friendly for Brazil is rated among the best free kicks ever taken due to the vicious swing on the ball and throughout his career he scored plenty of such goals. He played for Real Madrid for 11 seasons and led the club to plenty of major trophies as he became the world’s foremost left back. Roberto Carlos played in Turkey and Russia towards the end of his career before trying his hand at coaching.