Roberto Carlos has still got it.
The legendary Brazilian appeared in Japan for the Futsal Championship, and ran the show including scoring a few crackers.
Stop it, Roberto.
On the subject of the pocket-rocket left-back, lets talk about his insane free-kicks.
He was renowned for his dead ball situations, especially when he lined up to smack a free-kick so hard that even the ball looked petrified.
His famous ‘physics-defying’ goal against France in 1997 is by far his best and most memorable goal, while a number of set pieces for the ‘Galacticos’ back in his glory days will always live in the memory.
But are his free-kicks up to scratch in the year 2018, eleven years after he left ‘Los Blancos’ in the summer of 2007?
Just take a look at this compilation – time to gawk:
About THAT goal which remains etched in football history.
It was a goal that defied physics. Even the man himself admits that that he has ‘no idea’ how he scored that famous free-kick 21 years ago.
“I used to practise my free-kicks a lot. I would stay behind in training and hit them and, on this particular occasion, it came off well for me. I just hit it and it went in,” he claims.
Carlos wasn’t just a free-kick expert. Who could forget one of his most ridiculous passes ever.
The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Claude Makelele, Luis Garcia and Robbie Fowler all returned to the pitch back in June 2015, but the former defender stole the show with a single ping.
But this wasn’t just any pass. In an action packed game as Real Madrid legends came up against Liverpool legends, the World Cup winner casually flicked the ball up and did this:
What. A. Pass. Maybe you should reconsidered your retirement.