Carlos Alberto Torres

1944 - 2016

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Carlos Alberto "Capita" Torres (17 July 1944 – 25 October 2016), also known as "O Capitão do Tri", was a Brazilian football player and manager who played as an attacking right-sided full-back or wing-back. A technically gifted defender with good ball skills and defensive capabilities, he is widely regarded as one of the best defenders of all time. He also stood out for his leadership, and was an excellent penalty taker. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Alberto Torres has received more than 747,790 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Carlos Alberto Torres is the 33rd most popular soccer player (up from 39th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 26th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Carlos Alberto Torres is most famous for being a professional soccer player. He played for Brazil's national team in the 1970 and 1974 World Cups.

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Among soccer players, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 33 out of 16,923Before him are Sócrates, Ronaldo, Vavá, Gunnar Nordahl, Francisco Gento, and Rivellino. After him are Lionel Messi, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus, Josef Masopust, Ruud Gullit, and Ricardo Zamora.

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Among people born in 1944, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 22Before him are Reinhold Messner, Rafic Hariri, Joe Frazier, Sepp Maier, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Kardashian. After him are Omar al-Bashir, Danny Trejo, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Rem Koolhaas, Ulrich Beck, and Jairzinho. Among people deceased in 2016, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 22Before him are Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Islam Karimov, Alvin Toffler, Jerome Bruner, and João Havelange. After him are Pierre Boulez, Abbas Kiarostami, George Michael, Harper Lee, Nancy Reagan, and Carrie Fisher.

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Among people born in Brazil, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 23 out of 1,947Before him are Vavá (1934), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Rivellino (1946), Paulo Freire (1921), João Havelange (1916), and Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948). After him are Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Ronaldinho (1980), Nílton Santos (1925), and João Gilberto (1931).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Carlos Alberto Torres ranks 10Before him are Didi (1928), Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), Vavá (1934), and Rivellino (1946). After him are Ronaldinho (1980), Nílton Santos (1925), Djalma Santos (1929), Romário (1966), Jairzinho (1944), and Arthur Friedenreich (1892).