Carlos Alberto Torres: Kissing the Jules Rimet Trophy after winning the 1970 FIFA World Cup was “instinctive”
Carlos Alberto Torres has insisted that kissing the Jules Rimet Trophy after winning the 1970 FIFA World Cup was “instinctive.”
The 69 year-old netted one of the great FIFA World Cup goals to round a 4-1 victory in the final against Italy and is pleased that his strike, and iconic celebration when been handed the trophy, are still remembered today.
“When I received the Trophy as the captain, my first instinct was to kiss it,” he told FIFA.com. “In fact, I was the first to do it, to kiss the Trophy before lifting it up.
“It was an instinctive thing. I didn’t think about it. It was just something I felt like doing. And it was unforgettable. So much so that wherever I go in the world today, people show me their affection by remembering the fourth goal I scored against Italy and then me going up to collect the Jules Rimet Trophy.”