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Carlos Alberto Torres
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Torres
Date of birth July 17, 1944 (1944-07-17) (age 65)
Place of birth    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Wing-back
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1963-1966
1966-1974
1974-1977
1977
1977-1980
1981
1982
Fluminense
Santos
Fluminense
Flamengo
New York Cosmos
California Surf
New York Cosmos
98 (9)
50 (2)
53 (4)
0- 0(-)
80 (6)
19 (2)
20 (0)   
National team
1964-77 Brazil 53 (8)
Teams managed
1983-1985
1985-1986
1987-1988
1988
1989-1990
1991-1992
1992
1993-1998, 2002-2003
1999
2000-2001
2005
2005
Flamengo
Corinthians
Náutico
Miami Sharks
Once Caldas
Monterrey
Club Tijuana
Botafogo
Querétaro FC
Unión Magdalena
Paysandu
Azerbaijan

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Carlos Alberto Torres (born July 17, 1944, Rio de Janeiro) is a former Brazilian footballer, one of the most highly regarded defenders of all time. He captained Brazil to victory in the 1970 World Cup and is a member of the World Team of the 20th Century, as well as the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Carlos Alberto was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.

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Personal life

Carlos Alberto was born in Rio de Janeiro. His son is fellow player Carlos Alexandre Torres.

Club career

Carlos Alberto joined Fluminense at the age of 19. He made a name for himself in his first season, not only because of his great tackling and reading of the game, but also due to his outstanding ball control, dribbling and playmaking abilities, which were quite rare at the time for a defender. In 1966, he moved to Santos, where he became Pelé's teammate. 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.

NASL

In 1977, despite a great career in Brazil, Carlos Alberto Torres decided to move to the New York Cosmos where he was reunited with his friend and partner Pelé and helped the Cosmos capture two consecutive NASL titles in 1977 and 1978. After spending one year with the California Surf, he returned to the Cosmos in 1982 where he won his third NASL title. He played his farewell game on September 28 1982 in an exhibition match between the Cosmos and his former club Flamengo. In 119 regular season games and 26 playoff games, Carlos scored a total of 8 goals and was an NASL All-Star five times.

National career

Carlos Alberto Torres is considered a legend among football insiders for his massive contributions to Brazil during an era when centre-backs were to be heard but not seen. From 1964 to 1977, Torres was capped 53 times and scored 8 goals. Perhaps his greatest feat was when he captained Brazil in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico to an impressive victory over Italy. This legendary squad also included Clodoaldo, Gérson, Jairzinho, Roberto Rivelino, Tostão and Pelé. This team scored one of the most memorable team goals against Italy in the final, with Carlos Alberto sauntering down the right wing unmarked to score the fourth goal in their 4-1 defeat of Italy. Carlos Alberto's goal against Italy[1] in the final of the Football World Cup 1970 is considered one of the greatest goals ever scored in the history of the tournament. Despite his spectacular performance during the 1970 cup, he did not participate in the 1974 World Cup due to a knee injury,

Carlos Alberto retired from the Brazil National Team in 1977, right before joining the NASL. Today he is considered one of the finest Brazilian footballers of all time, with the likes of Pelé, Zico Ronaldo, Garrincha and fellow defenders Roberto Carlos and Nilton Santos.

Coaching career

His career as a football manager started in 1983, when he managed Flamengo. He also managed several other clubs, like Corinthians in 1985 and 1986; Náutico in 1986, 1987 and 1988; Once Caldas on 1989, 1990; Monterrey in 1991, 1992; Club Tijuana in 1992; Fluminense in 1994 and 1995; Botafogo in 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2003; Querétaro FC in 1999; Unión Magdalena in 2000, 2001; and Paysandu in 2005.

He was also an assistant manager for national teams like Nigeria national football team and Oman national football team. On 14 February 2004 he was appointed manager of Azerbaijan national football team. He resigned on 4 June 2005 after the lost match against Poland, during which he assaulted the technical referee and ran on the pitch suggesting the referee was bribed.

He is now said to have applied for the coach's position for the Czech Republic national team.

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1977 New York Cosmos NASL 4 0
1978 25 2
1979 28 2
1980 23 2
1981 California Surf NASL 19 2
1982 New York Cosmos NASL 20 0
Total USA 119 8
Career Total 119 8

Playing Honours

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Fluminense

Santos

New York Cosmos

  • NASL Outdoor Championships: 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982
  • Eastern Division, National Conference: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982
  • Trans-Atlantic Cup Championships: 1980

Brazil

Individual

Notes

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Preceded by
Bobby Moore
(England)
FIFA World Cup
winning captain

1970
Succeeded by
Franz Beckenbauer
(West Germany)

Simple English

Carlos Alberto Torres
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Torres
Date of birth 17 July 1944 (1944-07-17) (age 66)
Place of birth    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1963-1965
1966-1973
1974-1976
1977
1977-1980
1981
1982
Fluminense
Santos
Fluminense
Flamengo
New York Cosmos
California Surf
New York Cosmos
National team
1964-1977 Brazil
Teams managed
1983-1985
1985-1986
1987-1988
1989-1990
1991-1992
1992
1993-1998
1999
2000-2001
2002-2003
2005
2005
Flamengo
Corinthians
Náutico
Once Caldas
Monterrey
Tijuana
Botafogo
Querétaro
Unión Magdalena
Botafogo
Paysandu
Azerbaijan

Carlos Alberto Torres (born 17 July 1944) is a former Brazilian football player. He has played for Brazil national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BrazilLeague
1971SantosSérie A20
1972202
1973286
1974FluminenseSérie A161
1975180
1976193
1977FlamengoSérie A00
United StatesLeague
1977New York CosmosNASL40
1978252
1979282
1980232
1981California SurfNASL192
1982New York CosmosNASL200
CountryBrazil 10312
United States 1198
Total 22220

International career statistics

[2]

Brazil national team
YearAppsGoals
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
196990
1970142
197100
197211
197300
197400
197500
197610
197730
Total538

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