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The number of caps and number of goals mentioned below are as of May 15th 2006, when the Brazilian roster was announced.
The number after Caps represent the number of times the player was rostered, and, between parenthesis, the number of times he actually played.
Full name: Roberto Carlos da Silva
Date of birth: April 10th 1973
Place of birth: Garça, São Paulo
Position: left wing defense
Height: 1.68 m
Clubs and teams: União São João, Palmeiras, Internazionale (Italy) and Real Madrid (Spain)
Caps: 143 (126)
Goals scored: 10
World Cups: 1998 and 2002
Titles won: World Cup (2002), America Cup (1997 and 1999) and Confederations Cup (1997), bronze medal in the Atlanta Olympics (1996)
Roberto Carlos is the shortest Brazilian player, but the one with the most powerful kick. His left leg is a few centimeters thicker than the right one, thanks to the extra muscular mass.
Roberto Carlos gained projection in Brazil after moving to Palmeiras, in 1992, and becoming Brazilian Champion in 1992 and 1993. After a short stay in the Internazionale Milan, Roberto Carlos moved to Real Madrid, where he has been playing since 1996, one of the longest terms of a foreigner in that club.
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