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Marcos Evangelista de Morais (born 7 June 1970), known as Cafu [kaˈfu] is a Brazilian former professional footballer. With 142 appearances for the Brazil national team, he is the most internationally capped Brazilian player of all time. Known for his pace and energetic attacking runs along the right flank, he is regarded as one of the greatest full-backs of all time, one of the best defenders ever to play in the Italian Serie A, and as one of the greatest Brazilian and South American players of his generation.At club level, Cafu won several domestic and international titles while playing in Brazil, Spain and Italy; he is best known for his spells at São Paulo, Roma and AC Milan, teams with which he made history, although he also played for Zaragoza, Juventude and Palmeiras throughout his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cafu has received more than 2,586,116 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Cafu is the 161st most popular soccer player (down from 137th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 63rd in 2019) and the 28th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Cafu is most famous for being the first Brazilian athlete to win the World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Cafu ranks 161 out of 16,923Before him are Grzegorz Lato, Hiroaki Sato, René Higuita, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Helmut Rahn, and Kazu Naoki. After him are Laurent Blanc, Carles Puyol, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Gyula Grosics, Zizinho, and Peter Schmeichel.

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Among people born in 1970, Cafu ranks 11Before him are Diego Simeone, Edwin van der Sar, Rachel Weisz, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Connelly, and Andre Agassi. After him are River Phoenix, Aleksandar Vučić, Queen Rania of Jordan, Ethan Hawke, Dominic Purcell, and Luis Enrique.

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Among people born in Brazil, Cafu ranks 66 out of 1,947Before him are Gérson (1941), Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846), Caetano Veloso (1942), Kaká (1982), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), and Fernanda Montenegro (1929). After him are Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Vicente Feola (1909), Zumbi (1655), Zizinho (1921), Neymar (1992), and Tostão (1947).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Cafu ranks 28Before him are Bebeto (1964), José Altafini (1938), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Ademir de Menezes (1922), Gérson (1941), and Kaká (1982). After him are Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Zizinho (1921), Neymar (1992), Tostão (1947), Careca (1960), and Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939).

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