I’m sure you never expected to witness football legend Roberto Carlos play for a Shropshire-based Sunday league squad.
Roberto Carlos video called his former teammate Sergio Ramos to celebrate with them at a drinking pub.
The video shows Roberto Carlos making a video call to Sergio Ramos with the fans waiting for the PSG super star to pick the call. The fans started shouting and cheering when Ramos picked the call.
However, the World Cup-winning Brazilian made an appearance for Bull in the Barne United, a Shrewsbury side named after a local tavern. In a 4-3 loss, Roberto Carlos came off the bench to score.
The World Cup and the Champions League were both won by the left-back. In January, the pub squad won a ‘Dream Transfer’ eBay raffle, securing the footballing legend for a one-off match.
After coming off the bench in the first half, the 48-year-old ex-Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder displayed some great touches before returning to score a penalty late in the game as Bull in the Barne were defeated 4-3.
Roberto Carlos represented Brazil in over 100 caps at the 2002 World Cup, and he spent 11 seasons with Real Madrid, winning the Champions League three times.
“I’m very glad to be back playing,” he told PA Media after the game. “Football is incredible, and despite the fact that I’ve had the opportunity to play with some of the best players in the world, playing here is a blast.”
It’s always satisfying to score a goal! “A lot of people don’t realize that, despite playing for some of the world’s greatest teams and top players, I started ‘here,’ in Brazil, when I was 13, 14 years old. For me, playing on pitches like these brings back wonderful memories.
” In Shropshire, the Brazilian scored a penalty. In the days leading up to the match, Roberto Carlos had taken a tour of the neighborhood and planned to join the players at the pub afterwards. “I really enjoyed it,” he remarked, adding that “I also come from a small-town background, so I like the ambiance in the area.”
I spent a pleasant day in the region yesterday, so I’ve had some time to get to know it. “It’s incredible how football allows you to meet new people, learn about other cultures, and travel to new locations.” I’ve never been anywhere quite like this before.”
The money earned from the raffle, which was available to anyone involved with a Sunday league club and cost £5 to enter, was donated to Football Beyond Borders, a local charity that assists disadvantaged young people.
This is the moment Roberto Carlos videocalled fellow Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos while drinking with his Sunday league teammates. Watch the video below: