Roberto Carlos


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Defender

Date of birth: 10.04.1973
Place of birth: Garça, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Height: 1,68 m
Weight: 73 kg

One of the true legends of the game, Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha joined Fenerbahce prior to the 2007-2008 season in an unprecedented move from Real Madrid. The wingback, known for his spectacular passing and defensive prowess, has been a member of three FIFA World Cups for his native Brazil, winning the championship in 2002.

Before joining Fenerbahce, he played eleven seasons with Real Madrid, winning three UEFA Champions League titles and four Spanish La Liga championships. He is one of only five players to play 100 matches in UEFA Champions League, and in 2004 was named by fellow Brazilian legend Pele as one of the Top 125 Greatest Living Footballers.

Roberto Carlos began his career with Brazilian squad Palmeiras in 1993. He spent two years there before joining Inter Milan in 1995. A year later, he joined Real Madrid where he cemented his reputation as one of the greatest players in the world. After eleven seasons with Real Madrid, he signed with Fenerbahce in June 2007. His contract is a two-year deal with an option for an additional year.

In addition to his club career, Roberto Carlos has become a legend for his national team. He has earned 125 caps for Brazil since 1992, scoring 19 goals. He announced his retirement from international football following the 2006 World Cup, but recently stated he would be interested in playing again for Brazil.

With Fenerbahce, Roberto Carlos has become an important part of one of Europe’s best backlines, alongside fellow South Americans Edu Dracena and Diego Lugano. He also quickly won the hearts of Turks by making himself available publicly to fans, as well as filming endorsement commercials parodying himself.

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