Mar 10, 2012

Retirement of Roberto Carlos

Since 1993 Roberto Carlos played 743 matches and scored 94 goals in his career. He played for Palmeiras, Corinthians, Inter Mediolan, FC Anzhi Makhachkala and Real Madrid where he has spent eleven years delivering the joy of football to every fan in the world. He was one of the best left defenders in the history of football but today it is the day it was confirmed he decided to retire. He has won Brazilian Championship twice, three Spanish Cups, Intercontinental Cup, European Super Cup, has been a champion of La Liga four times and with Real Madrid he has triumphed three times in the Champions League. In the national team of Brazil he has scored 11 goals in 125 games.

photo by Eurosport

He was connected with Anzhi to the summer of 2013 but he was allowed to retire in December 2011 already. Last Friday German Czistiakow confirmed that he will retire now. It is not known yet if Roberto Carlos will stay in the Russia but the Makhachkala owner - multibillionaire Suleiman Kerimov - wants to make him his advisor. According to russian media Carlos has been earning 5 mln euro for one season. For me it is a real loss for the football world because it is next player of the best generation of football to retire, I hope he will continue his soccer retirement as a coach. As a Blaugrana fan I will surely remember him as one of the greatest enemies that FC Barcelona had to counter playing versus los Blancos.