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Roberto Carlos

Posted by: fertels | December 3, 2010 | 1 Comment |

Roberto Carlos is a well renowned football player in Spain although his is not as well known in the states.  Carlos is a Brazilian born soccer star who helped lead Real Madrid C.F. to many successful seasons.  Carlos was a player for the team for 11 seasons, during which he played 584 games, scored 71 goals, and had many more assists.  Some of his accomplishments include being one of six players to play in more than 100 Champions League matches and being voted one of the 125 greatest living soccer players by Pelé (often referred to as the greatest soccer player of all time).  On August 2, 2005 he received dual Spanish and Brazilian citizenship which greatly influenced his soccer career.  This meant he was now considered a European Union player and he ended up setting a record for the most league matches played by a non-Spanish born player.  He is one of the few players who has played more than 30 league matches for 10 consecutive seasons.  His consistency on the field as well as his extremely fast speed and kicking form made him a player to watch out for.  He grew up in a small coffee farm in Garca, São Palo and came from nothing.  He had a poor childhood and spent most of his time helping his parents work in the farm.  When he had the chance to spend time with his friends, he loved playing soccer.  He practiced his skills and was determined to make it, and his dedication has clearly paid off.  Roberto Carlos is a soccer player who should never be forgotten, and his many trophies, awards, and World Cup memories are evidence to prove his greatness.

under: Reflexiones, Otoño 2010, Sammy

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Hi Fertels, I agree with you: Roberto Carlos is certainly one of the greatest soccer players of the last few years.

He was born in 1973, a year that was notably prolific as far as soccer champions is concerned.

In that year many Italian soccer players were born, players that are very well-known and appreciated in Italy and abroad as well. Strikers like Christian Vieri and Filippo Inzaghi, who played also in the national team, and backs like Marco Panucci, Marco Materazzi, who scored a goal in the World Cup Final against France in 2006 (he is also well-known because he was headbutted in the chest by Zinedine Zidane), and Fabio Cannavaro, who also won the Ballon d’Or in 2006, were born in 1973.

Apart from these Italian champions, in 1973 many other soccer players were born; the first ones that come to my mind are Edgar Davids, Dida, Javier Zanetti and Tore André Flo, but I am sure there are many other excellent players that now I have forgotten…

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