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Brazil legend Roberto Carlos spends his time watching West Brom and Birmingham in Madrid

THE LEGENDARY Roberto Carlos lined up alongside some of the greatest footballers of all-time – but these days he cannot get enough of the Championship.

And the 49-year-old Brazilian and Real Madrid icon even revealed that West Brom and Birmingham are the teams that he has been tuning into the most.

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos loves tuning in to watch the Championship

The 2002 World Cup winner moved to the Bernabeu in 1996 from Inter Milan and spent 11 years with the LaLiga giants.

He was at the club during their Galactico era and played alongside the likes of Zinedine Zidane, compatriot Ronaldo, Luis Figo and David Beckham.

Carlos loved his time in the Spanish capital and still lives there despite going on to play abroad for the likes of Fenerbahce in Turkey, Corinthians in his homeland, Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia and a stint in India with Delhi Dynamos.

But despite the current Champions League holders being on his doorstep, the iconic free-kick taking full-back loves nothing more than tuning in to watch the Baggies in England’s second tier.

He explained his love of our game during an interview with The Telegraph.

After naming a host of recent televised matches that he had watched from the Premier League or Championship, he listed both West Brom and Birmingham among the teams he has tuned in to.

Carlos said: “Your domestic league is amazing.

“I watch everything here.”


Carlos also had his say on England’s chances at the World Cup as he heaped praise on both Harry Kane and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

He added: “Kane is a good player too. You have a good team, not just in terms of names but in terms of players who have trained well and are ready to play at a World Cup – or to play for the Brazilian national team.

“I’d say those two [Kane and Alexander-Arnold], but there are more. There’s a lot of quality [in the team]. You have a lot of quality.”

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