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Carlos Alberto Hundreds mourn as Brazil legend is laid to rest in Rio

To honour the FIFA World Cup winner, a Brazilian flag was draped over his coffin as he was lowered into the grave.

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Carlos Alberto play Carlos Alberto has been laid to rest in Brazil (Reuters)

Brazilians gathered in their hundreds as their former football national team captain, Carlos Alberto was laid to rest in Rio.

Alberto who led Brazil to win the 1970 World Cup died on Tuesday, October 25 after suffering a heart attack.

Carlos Alberto play To honour the FIFA World Cup winner, a Brazilian flag was draped over his coffin as he was lowered into the grave. (Reuters)

 

According to local reports, Alberto was taken to the Hospital Rio Mar after falling ill and later suffered the fatal cardiac arrest.

The former right-back who died at the age of 72 was laid to rest at the Iraja cemetery.

To honour the FIFA World Cup winner, a Brazilian flag was draped over his coffin as he was lowered into the grave.

The funeral was attended by several football personalities including another Brazilian FIFA World Cup winning captain, Cafu.

Cafu (left) play Cafu (left) consoles the son of Carlos Alberto (Reuters)

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Alberto scored a goal in the final of the 1970 FIFA World Cup against Italy that is considered to be one of the greatest in the history of the tournament.

Playing as a right-back, Alberto was capped 53 times by Brazil before retiring from international football in 1978 following a battle against persistent knee problems.

He also 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.

The defender also played for 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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