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Football world mourns Carlos Alberto

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200px-carlos_alberto_torresFootball’s true greats, Carlos Alberto, passed away on Tuesday.

The Brazil legend – captain of the famous 1970 World Cup-winning side and scorer of one of the most iconic goals ever seen during that tournament – died following a heart attack, aged 72.
The news was confirmed on his own Facebook page, with a post reading: “With great regret we inform you that, on the morning of this Tuesday (25/10), our eternal captain, Carlos Alberto Torres, passed away in Rio de Janeiro.”
And social media was soon awash with tributes from throughout the game.
I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend and brother @capita70. Dear God, please take care of our “Capitão”. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/QucowrHHr6
— Pelé (@Pele) October 25, 2016
Heidi and me are deeply shocked. Carlos Alberto was like a brother to me, one of my best friends!
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— Franz Beckenbauer (@beckenbauer) October 25, 2016
We’re deeply saddened by the loss of Carlos Alberto, a legendary player and wonderful person. He’ll always remain part of the Cosmos family.
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— New York Cosmos (@NYCosmos) October 25, 2016
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Carlos Alberto Torres, the great captain of the ‘tri’ in Mexico”, said the FIFA President (1/2)
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— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) October 25, 2016
“We will forever remember ‘Capita’ lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy and we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends” (2/2)
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) October 25, 2016
Um exemplo de liderança dentro e fora de campo, um grande amigo que sempre me tratou com grande carinho. Descanse em paz Eterno capitão!!! pic.twitter.com/xuBzk9NTFt
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) 25 October 2016
Carlos Alberto dead: Legendary Brazilian World Cup winning-captain dies, aged 72
It was a pleasure to have know him. RIP my friend.
— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) October 25, 2016
Meanwhile, fans remembered ‘that’ goal, with one GIF in particular being shared thousands of times.
This is beautiful. pic.twitter.com/NmHG7jzd5L
— Richard Beech (@BeechardRich) 11 November 2015

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