Brazil captain during 1970 World Cup, Carlos Alberto Torres dies at the age of 72
Captain of the Brazilian national team that won the World Cup in 1970, former right-back Carlos Alberto Torres died at the age of 72 on Tuesday.
The former player, who was working as a commentator for TV Globo's SporTV channel, suffered a heart attack. Carlos Alberto Torres made his last appearance on the station last Sunday during the program "Troca de Passes." He was at his home in Rio de Janeiro when he suffered a heart attack. According to TV Globo, Torres was accompanied by friend and commentator Ricardo Rocha when he began to feel ill, but couldn't resist despite referring to the hospital. In addition to being a commentator, Torres was also a member of the CBF Reform Committee, a group that is studying reforms in the Code of Ethics, Bylaws, Licensing and Registration, Calendar and Women's Soccer. The group met every two months to discuss the issue.
Carlos Alberto Torres made history in Brazilian football not only for his contribution to the Seleção, but also because of an illustrious career in clubs such as Santos, Botafogo and Fluminense. When hanging up his boots in 1982, after playing for New York Cosmos, Carlos Alberto Torres started his coaching career by winning the Brasileirão title in 1983 with Flamengo. But the scene that will never be forgotten from his life in football is the 1970 World Cup. He lifted the Jules Rimet cup at the end of the historic campaign. The team with the likes of Pelé, Tostão, Jairzinho, Gérson and Rivelino registered six wins in six games during the competition.