Images of then Brazil captain Carlos Alberto Torres kissing and raising aloft the Jules Rimet Trophy, following his side’s triumph at the 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico™, are among the most iconic and enduring in football history.
The 68-year-old former right-back crowned that victory with A Seleção’s final goal in their 4-1 defeat of Italy in the decider at the Estadio Azteca. That sumptuous move and finish, consisting of a series of effortless passes involving several Brazilian players, epitomised that great team and has become one of the most famous in FIFA World Cup history
During his time as a player in Brazil, Carlos Alberto enjoyed spells with Fluminense, Santos, Botafogo and Flamengo, winning two Brazilian national titles (1965 and 1968) and five Campeonato Paulistas (1965, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1973) with Santos, as well as three Campeonato Cariocas with Fluminense (1964, 1975 and 1976).
Carlos Alberto Torres ended his playing career in the USA, where he helped New York Cosmos to three North American Soccer League trophies.