Roberto Carlos insists John Terry was better than Beckham, Gerrard and Ferdinand
Roberto Carlos has explained why John Terry was better than any other player from the England golden generation.
The legendary Brazil left-back was part of the team which knocked Sven-Goran Eriksson's side out of the 2002 World Cup at the quarter-final stage.
Although rarely facing English opposition otherwise, he played alongside the likes of David Beckham, Steve McManaman, Michael Owen and Jonathan Woodgate for Real Madrid.
But despite that, Carlos did not pick any of his former team-mates from his La Liga days when asked who his favourite English player is.
Instead, he opted for former Chelsea and England skipper Terry.
Carlos told Sport Bible: "The great captain, John Terry. Of course, Lampard and Gerrard have been wonderful but Terry was different.
"A lot of them [could have played for Brazil] but what’s been most important of all is the growth of Brazilian players.
"They are selected to play for Brazil but they play their club football in Europe and that’s been the best arrangement."
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Terry won the UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005, 2008 and 2009 and could've lined up with Carlos around that time.
The Blues were linked with a move to partner the defensive icons, but Turkish side Fernerbahce swooped in 2007.
Carlos may have never played on English soil, but he still holds a great admiration for the home of football.
He continued: "I played in the old Wembley Stadium and for me playing at Wembley was a dream.
"It was a day I won’t ever forget because of the atmosphere and the respect we were given by people there. It was wonderful.
"I like English football a lot. I like the atmosphere and the quality of players. English football is just English football. The English league is one of the best in the world."
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