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La Liga Celebrates Roberto Carlos’ Birthday

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La Liga release video compilation to commemorate the birthday of one the league’s (and Real Madrid) most iconic left backs.

Inter Milan v Real Madrid Roberto Carlos of Real Madird

Roberto Carlos is a household name in world football. The left back pioneered the notion of an attacking fullback and served as an inspiration for many across the globe. It was an honour that Real Madrid were able to call him of one their own throughout an incredibly successful spell that coincided with the assembly of the Galacticos that captivated the imagination of football at the time. La Liga released the following video showing just how magical Roberto Carlos’ left foot was.

The Brazilian was able to produce amazing effects with his shots and freekicks leading to memorable golazos such as the below unbelievable strike versus Tenerife.

In addition to that was his pace, trickery, defensive capacity and charming demeanour. With Los Blancos, the Brazilian lifted 3 European Cups, 2 Intercontinal Cups, 1 European Super Cup, 4 La Liga trophies, and 3 Spanish Super Cups. A truly legendary figure for the merengues.

But beyond just the walls of Madrid, Robert Carlos was simply said a pillar of a remarkable era in the sport and left his mark in more ways than one. But specifically, for transcendent art like his freekick against France.

Happy birthday to one of the greatest footballers to have ever graced the pitch.