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[21.02.98] Real Madrid: Tenerife - Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos
Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha (born April 10, 1973, Garça, São Paulo), better known simply as Roberto Carlos, is a Brazilian football player who currently plays for Turkish club Fenerbahçe S.K.,[ normally as a wingback. Carlos was a member of the Brazil national team in three World Cups, helping the team reach the final in the 1998 edition and win the 2002 tournament. He is also known for his trademark and sometimes seemingly impossible free kicks and explosive shots.

Before joining Fenerbahçe, he played for Spanish club Real Madrid for eleven years, winning four leagues, three UEFA Champions League trophies, and two Intercontinental Cups. He is also one of only six players to have played more than one hundred matches in the Champions League, as of February 2008.
He finished second to countryman Ronaldo in the 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award poll and was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica heralds Roberto Carlos as an excellent exponent of the wingback position.

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