CARLOS ALBERTO TORRES
Carlos Alberto "Capita" Torres (17 July 1944 – 25 October 2016), also known as "O Capitão do Tri", was a Brazilian footballer who played at right back and captained the Brazil national team to victory in the 1970 World Cup. Considered as one of the most complete right backs in the history of the game, he was widely admired for his great tackling and reading of the game, but also for his outstanding ball control, dribbling and playmaking abilities.
Starting his career in Brazil, first with Fluminense at the age of 19, Carlos Alberto rose to prominence at Santos where he was a team mate of Pele, but soon came to be recognised as a great leader of men in his own right. At Santos, he won the Paulista Championship 4 times, in addition to the Recopa Sul-Americana and Taça de Prata, both in 1968. In 1974, he returned to Fluminense and helped the team capture two consecutive Campeonato Carioca championships. In 1977, he moved to Fluminense's arch-rivals Flamengo for a season before ending his career in the NASL, predominantly featuring for the New York Cosmos, once again alongside his compatriot Pele.
From 1964 to 1977, Carlos Alberto was capped 53 times and scored 8 goals. He was included in the 44-man training squad for the 1966 FIFA World Cup but did not make the final 22. Despite that disappointment, he grew in status in the domestic scene and by 1970 was deemed captain material for the national side and the heir apparent to the legendary Djalma Santos. His displays in the tournament including goal in the final, considered to be one of the greatest goals in the history of the tournament, not only cemented him as a worthy replacement to Djalma but as a revolutionary contender for the greatest right back of all time position.