An extraordinary record in the history of football belongs to this defender
Brazil has participated in every World Cup since 1930. Brazil, the 5-time world champions, is the team that has won the World Cup the most times. When we look at the records of the World Cup, we can always see the names of Brazilian players shining. Brazilian players have set many records in the World Cup that could never be easily broken.
One such record was set by Cafu, who is also the former captain of Brazil. Cafu is the only player to have played in three World Cup finals. He played in the finals of the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups and won the title twice. He is also the most capped male player for Brazil with 142 matches. The player has worn the jersey in 20 matches in the World Cup.
A right back, Cafu made his national team debut for Brazil in 1990. He won his first cap on 12 September 1990 in a friendly against Spain. Cafu was a substitute in the 1994 World Cup squad. After that, Brazil won the Copa America in 1997 and 1999 and the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1997. After the 94 World Cup, Cafu became a regular presence in the starting XI.
Cafu is regarded as one of the greatest full backs of all time, one of the greatest footballers of his generation and one of Brazil’s greatest ever players. He was characterized by great pace, strength, tactical play, intelligence and passing technique, as well as the ability to make overlapping advances and to run in from the right and deliver accurate crosses. Apart from his football prowess, he was also known for his discipline, leadership and characteristic cheerful demeanor.