Full Name:  Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha. Roberto Carlos was born on April 10, 1973, in Garça, São Paulo, Brazil. 

 Club Career: He played for several top clubs during his career, including Palmeiras,  Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe, and Corinthians.

Roberto Carlos spent the majority of his club career at Real Madrid, where he achieved immense success. He played for the Spanish giants from 1996 to 2007. 

Real Madrid

Free-Kick Specialist:

 Roberto Carlos was renowned for his powerful and swerving free-kicks. One of his most famous goals came from a free-kick against France in 1997, where he seemingly defied physics with the trajectory of the ball.

He was a key player for the Brazilian national team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup held in France, where Brazil reached the final but lost to the host nation. 

1998 FIFA World Cup:

2002 FIFA World Cup:

Roberto Carlos was part of the Brazilian squad that won the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan. His performances contributed significantly to Brazil's success in that tournament.

Roberto Carlos earned 125 caps for the Brazilian national team, making him one of the most capped players in the history of the team. 

International Career: 

Style of Play:

Known for his blistering pace, powerful shots, and exceptional crossing ability, Roberto Carlos revolutionized the role of the attacking full-back.

After retiring from professional football, Roberto Carlos has been involved in various roles, including coaching and ambassadorial positions.  

Retirement and Post-Football Career