Life After Football
Exclusive Interview with Roberto Carlos
You have played in 3 World Cup finals for Brazil, winning the tournament in 2002 in Korea/Japan, was this your biggest achievement as a player and what did that feel like?
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was one of my biggest achievements but not only that one. I cannot express with words what I felt in the final versus Germany, maybe the success of sacrifice and dedication.
At what point in your career did you start preparing for life after football? And why do you feel this is an important step to take?
At the end of my career, I started planning my life: I always wished to be a coach because football is my life. Nowadays, I love teaching young talents and taking self-development inside Real Madrid.
You had a stunning career, which we will touch on very soon, but talk to us about your upbringing and how you became a professional footballer?
I began to play football seriously when I was thirteen years old. Honestly, the dream of every Brazilian child came true, especially if you’ve played with the national team and Real Madrid.
It was marvellous meeting new people with great ideas. I realised that you can offer what players usually demand.