A Champions League winner and a history that shows he’s played for nine clubs. Stefan Kelly explains the career of Carlos Alberto

Playing at Fluminense, Porto, Corinthians (Where he was loaned to Fluminense again), Werder Bremen, Sao Paulo, Botafogo, Vasco da Gama, Gremio and now Bahia, Carlos Alberto de Jesus has the CV of a player close to retiring in his late thirties. Actually, Carlos Alberto is only 26 and has led a career of over-riding controversy. Since the age of 18, his talent and ability has co-incided with many problems with attitude that have forced move after move for the Brazilian.

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Please give a warm gibfootballshow welcome to Stefan Kelly. One of a host of new writers that will become regular fixtures of the GFS family.

Brazil is in a peculiar situation at the moment. With the impending pressure placed on the national team, or Selecao, growing greater in light of the recent fall from grace in the eyes of the samba nation. Last week’s 0-0 result against Holland hardly delighted the home fans in Goiania. The European based players were thrown out of their comfort zone and given the job to impress their own fans. If Brazil fail to live up to the expectations of people around the world in time to win the world cup on home soil in 2014, it would simply be a disaster.

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