LOSS OF AN ICON!! Football World Weeps As Brazil Legend Dies At 72 [SEE]

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Carlos Alberto (top left) scored eight goals for Brazil. Photo Credit: BBC

Brazil legend Carlos Alberto, the captain of the 1970 World Cup-winning side, has died aged 72.

He scored one of the greatest goals in World Cup history in the 1970 final against Italy, rounding off a sublime team move with a powerful low finish.

Right-back Alberto was capped 53 times by Brazil and won domestic titles with Fluminense and Santos, for whom he made more than 400 appearances.

He died in Rio de Janeiro following a heart attack.

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The 1970 Brazil side that won the World Cup, which also contained greats Pele, Jairzinho, Tostao and Rivelino, is regarded by many as the finest in history.

Alberto was named in the world team of the 20th Century in 1998 and the Fifa 100 for the greatest living players in 2004.

After finishing his playing career in North America with New York Cosmos, he managed 13 clubs and Oman and Azerbaijan.

He won the 1983 Brazilian Championship with Flamengo and finished his coaching career with Azerbaijan in 2005.

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