Roberto Carlos

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Early Life and Career

•Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha was born on 10 April 1973, to Oscar da Silva and Vera Lucia da Silva in an area called Garca in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He grew up in a poor family and his parents worked in a coffee plantation.

•Roberto Carlos, like many other Brazilian children, liked football and played it whenever he had time but he had already started working at the age of 12 in order to help his family. Carlos worked in a textile factory named Torsao Cardeiro.

•Roberto Carlos’ career as a footballer started in Brazil with the club Uniao Sao Joao which was based in the area of Araras in Sao Paolo. He played for the youth ranks at the club before moving to bigger clubs in Brazil and beyond.

•In 1992, when Roberto Carlos was 19 years old he moved on loan from Uniao Sao Joao to the Belo Horizonte based Atletico Mineiro and played for the club in a few games before moving on to Palmeiras in the following season. In the same year, he was also selected for the Brazil national team.


•After joining Palmeiras in 1993, he helped the Sao Paulo based club to two Brazilian league titles in the two seasons that he played for them. It was at Palmeiras that his skills as an attacking left back were noticed by other clubs and after his stint at Palmeiras, Carlos was being courted by the top clubs in Europe.

•In 1995, Roberto Carlos joined the Italian club Inter Milan and moved to Europe. The season was not a successful one for the club as it finished at the 7th spot but Carlos announced himself on the big stage by scoring a thunderous free kick in his very first game and that was to become his hall mark for the rest of his career. He left Inter Milan after a season.

•In 1996, Robert Carlos moved to Real Madrid as their left back and at Madrid he became one of the mainstays of the team during a successful period for the club. He played for Real Madrid for 11 years and was considered by many to be the best left full back in the world. He scored 71 goals in 584 games and helped the club win plenty of trophies including 4 league titles as well as 3 UEFA Champions League trophies.

Badges of Clubs That Roberto Carlos Played For

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This is The National Team That Roberto Carlos Played For

The Unbelievable Freekick

Roberto Carlos Best Goal - Free Kick Goal vs France (Tournoi de France 1997)


WAS ROBERTO CARLOS FREE KICK A FLUKE - the perfect free kick - HQ video

The Impossible Goal

Roberto Carlos Impossible Goal -Best Goal Ever Scored

Awards That Roberto Carlos Received

Where is he now?

  • n 2010, Roberto Carlos went back to Brazil and joined Corinthians and scored a few important goals, however, he decided to quit the club following threats of violence from the fans at the club. The following year he joined Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala and retired from professional football after a season.

  • After serving as the temporary manager at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, Roberto Carlos became the manager of Turkish club Sivasspor in 2013 but left the following year. The following year he managed Turkish club Akhishar Belediyespor before managing Indian Super League team Delhi Dynamos.

    As of now, Roberto Carlos is trying to become the manager for the Brazil national team.

Fun Fact!

Roberto Carlos has one of the fastest shots in the world coming in at 85mph!