Carlos Alberto Torres is a former Brazilian international football player who used to feature during the 1960s and 1970s. He played as a defender and is considered a legend in Brazilian and world football, leading Brazil to the World Cup triumph in the 1970 World Cup. He is a member of the World Team of the 20th Century and was named by Pele in March 200 as one of the 125 greatest living footballers.
Carlos Alberto commenced his professional club football career at Fluminense in 1963 and went onto feature for Santos, Flamengo and New York Cosmos among others. He was known for his tackling, reading of the game, ball control, dribbling and playmaking abilities. In 1977 he moved to New York Cosmos and played alongside Pele and won two successive NASL titles in 1977 and 1978. He won the NASL title again with New York Cosmos in 1982.
Crlos Albero made his international debut for Brazil in 1964 and went onto feature in 53 international matches for his nation, scoring 8 goals. He established himself as one of the greatest Brazilian footballers of all time. He captained the Brazilian national side to triumph at the 1970 World Cup finals and scored one of the greatest goals in football in the final against Italy. He could not participate in the 1974 World Cup finals due to a knee injury.