Back in the day, defenders weren't meant to do much more than, well, defend.
Brazilian right back Carlos Alberto helped to change all that. Blessed with the ball control, dribbling ability and passing range usually associated with a playmaking midfielder, he set about redefining what a truly world class defender could do on the pitch.
This earned him 53 caps for Brazil and a place among the footballing immortals. Why? Because it was Carlos Alberto who charged up on the overlap to smash in Brazil's final goal of their 4-1 mauling of Italy in the 1970 World Cup final.
The goal was a thing of beauty, a symphony of teamwork, individual skill and a finish of technique and brilliance. And it will forever be hailed as one of the greatest ever in World Cup history.
Not long after blasting in that goal, Carlos Alberto was lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy as Brazil's captain; a truly great player and leader in arguably football's greatest ever team.
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