Popularly known as Falcao, Brazil star Alessandro Rosa Vieira is arguably the most talented player ever to step on to a futsal pitch. The evergreen Canarinha No12 turned 38 in June and is aiming to take part in his fifth FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia in 2016, a feat unprecedented in the sport.
Aside from his longevity in the game, Falcao is also a winner, as his extensive collection of individual and team awards shows. Since making his world finals debut at Guatemala 2000, the Brazilian great has won two world titles (at Brazil 2008 and Thailand 2012) as well as two adidas Golden Balls and an adidas Golden Boot.
Showing a hitherto unseen side in a quickfire interview with FIFA TV, the uniquely gifted Brazilian player reveals five firsts from lesser-known aspects of his life and career.