Carlos Alberto Brazil great dies of heart attack

Playing as a right-back, Alberto was capped 53 times by Brazil and won titles with Fluminense and Santos.

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Carlos Alberto play Carlos Alberto died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack (EPA)
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Former Brazil captain, Carlos Alberto has died at the age of 72 a following a heart attack.

According to Local TV report, Alberto who captained Brazil's 1970 World Cup winning side, died on Tuesday, October 25 after suffering a heart attack.

Carlos Alberto play Carlos Alberto was the captain of Brazil's 1970 World Cup winning squad (DPA/PA Images)

 

Playing as a right-back, Alberto was capped 53 times by Brazil and won titles with Fluminense and Santos.

Before his death, Alberto worked as a commentator for Sportv in Brazil.

His last appearance on television was on Sunday, October, 23.

He scored a goal in the final of against Italy that is considered to be one of the greatest in the history of FIFA World Cup.

The defender also played for Santos, Flamengo and New York Cosmos.

Carlos Alberto  scored a goal in the final of against Italy that is considered to be one of the greatest in the history of FIFA World Cup.

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