Roberto Carlos is one of the great legends of Real Madrid. The Brazilian left back has occupied the left flank of the Merengue defense for eleven seasons, being even the seventh most capped player in club history. In Madrid, the native of Garça will have notably won four Ligas and three Champions Leagues, and will have known several more or less glorious periods, before running to Fener in 2007. In comments reported by Marca, who is now the club’s ambassador, has returned to his best moments in Madrid.
“I remember the first time I played at the Bernabéu, in front of 80,000 people. I was wondering “but what am I doing here? What happens if I make a mistake?” It was terrifying! But it was also one of the best days of my life ”, he said first, before speaking about the famous seventh Champions League won in 98 against Juventus: “We had suffered in La Liga that year, we were not favorites, while Juve was in its third consecutive final. The day before, none of us had been able to sleep. We usually went to bed at 10 a.m., but that night we were all sitting in the hotel lobby at four in the morning, telling each other stories. We weren’t afraid, but we respected Juventus a lot ”.
“I was proud to be part of the Galactics”
“I will never forget that night. The streets were flooded with hundreds of thousands of fans, with shirts and scarves, people were singing and celebrating, it was my best moment in Madrid this victory “, concluded the Brazilian legend, before moving on to the Galactics. “You came into the locker room, you landed, you looked around and you saw the Golden Ball, then the player of the year in Spain, the Pichichi and the best goalkeeper in the world. Being part of it was very special. Sometimes I said to myself “look where you come from and look where you are now”. I was proud “, he said.
“My last match with the club was on June 17, 2017. We played against Mallorca at the Bernabéu, for the last day, we were tied with Barça, who faced Gimnàstic. If we won both, the title was for us thanks to the goal average. We started by losing 1-0, but in the second period we went up and we won 3-1. It was an incredible victory “, he explains on his departure with a key title, from the height of his 34 years. He is one of the few great players who have managed to leave Madrid through the front door.