By Adebayo Williams
Former Brazilian national team captain Carlos Alberto Torres has died of a heart attack. The ex-defender, considered to be the best in his days, died at 72. He was captain of the 1970 World Cup-winning team.
Carlos Alberto was a member of the World Team of the 20th Century, and in 2004 was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. He was an inductee to the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame, and was a member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.
In January 2013, Carlos Alberto was named one of the six Ambassadors of 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, others being Ronaldo, Bebeto, Mário Zagallo, Amarildo and Marta.