Brazil­ian soc­cer great Car­los Al­berto Tor­res dies

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Car­los Al­berto Tor­res, a team­mate of Pele and the cap­tain of Brazil's World Cup-win­ning team in 1970, has died. He was 72.

TV Globo, which em­ployed Car­los Al­berto as a soc­cer com­men­ta­tor for SporTV, and the Brazil­ian Foot­ball Con­fed­er­a­tion con­firmed the death yes­ter­day. Nei­ther of­fered any de­tails.

Car­los Al­berto was one of the best de­fend­ers of his gen­er­a­tion and scored one of the most fa­mous goals of the 1970 World Cup, blast­ing in a pass from Pele in the 4-1 win against Italy in the fi­nal.

For many Brazil­ians, the goal against Italy was one of the best in his­tory, demon­strat­ing why many to this day still call him "The Cap­tain."

His club ca­reer in Brazil was pri­mar­ily with San­tos, and he played later in the United States for the New York Cos­mos. His friend­ship with Pele was built around their years at San­tos. He also played for Rio de Janeiro clubs Flu­mi­nense and Fla­mengo

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