Football world mourns Carlos Alberto
One of football'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."
Com muito pesar informamos que, na manhã desta terça-feira (25/10), o nosso eterno Capitão, Carlos Alberto Torres, faleceu no Rio de Janeiro. #CapitaEternoPosted by Carlos Alberto Torres on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Heidi and me are deeply shocked. Carlos Alberto was like a brother to me, one of my best friends! pic.twitter.com/zbYQx1pFyP-- 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. pic.twitter.com/GPlCbQfEpI-- 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) pic.twitter.com/z3KfuovzWn-- 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-- osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) October 25, 2016
It was a pleasure to have know him. RIP my friend.
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