Marcos Evangelista de Morais was born on June 7th 1970, known as Cafu, he is a former professional football player who played as a defender. He is the most internationally capped Brazilian player of all time. He played for the Brazilian Team in four different FIFA World Cups between 1994 and 2006. He is the only Brazilian to have played in three consecutive World Cup finals, winning in 1994 and 2002, the last one as team captain, when he had the honor of raising the World Cup trophy.
Cafu started his career and drew national attention playing for São Paulo, with this team, he was part of the group who won Taça Libertadores da América twice (1992, 1993) and the Intercontinental Cup (1992, 1993). Playing for São Paulo he also won the National League in 1991, after a quick period of time playing for Real Zaragoza (1994-1995) and SE Palmeiras (1996), he arrived at AS Roma where he played for six seasons and won the National League in 2001. In 2003 he moved to AC Milan and had a successful career there winning the National League (2003-2004), UEFA Champions League (2006-2007) and FIFA Club World Cup (2007). Shortly after this he retired from football and was honored as AC Milan and AS Roma Hall of Fame. Let’s see a video of some highlights:
Cafu with The Brazilian Team
Cafu is another player who has had a very successful career with the Brazilian Team. With 142 appearances and 6 goals. He represented Brazil in four Word Cups, and has the record of playing in three consecutive finals (1994, 1998, 2002) winning the World Cups of 1994 and 2002. He also won Copa America twice (1997, 1999) and FIFA Confederations Cup (1997). Let’s see the greatest moment of his career where he raises the FIFA World Trophy as the Brazilian captain:
Some Curiosities Of Cafu’s Career
- Before starting his professional career playing for São Paulo, Cafu was rejected by 9 different teams during try-outs.
- He is the player with the most appearances on the Brazilian Team in Word Cups, 20 matches in total.
- Before raising the FIFA’s World Cup trophy in 2002, he yelled: Regina, eu te amo! (Regina, I love you!). Regina is his wife and this gesture went viral in Brazil.
That’s it, my friends! We’ve learned a bit more about the Brazilian football player Cafu.
Hugs from Rio de Janeiro!