Roberto Carlos was one of the most popular faces in football towards the end of the 20th century, and for a long time in the 21st, too. A player of such outstanding skill and a well loved superstar of the modern game – the Brazilian amassed a wealth of Champions League experience during his career, and below he’s selected the best players he played alongside and against in the competition.
GK: Iker Casillas
Casillas spent eight years backing Carlos up in the Real Madrid goal, and the Spanish international was undoubtedly the best goalkeeper he lined up with.
LB: Roberto Carlos
What fun is picking your dream 11 if you don’t pick yourself?
CB: Fabio Cannavaro
The World Cup winner played with Carlos at Madrid for a year before he left, but the pair lined up against each other several times at both club and international level.
CB: Paolo Maldini
There probably aren’t many dream XI’s that Maldini wouldn’t fit into as he is often regarded as the world’s best defender.
Cafu patrolled the opposite side of the Brazilian national side’s defence with distinction for years alongside Carlos, but sadly, they never teamed up at club level.