Roberto Carlos video calls Sergio Ramos in a Shrewsbury pub after making Sunday league debut

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Roberto Carlos video calls ex-Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos in a Shrewsbury pub his new Sunday league side are named after… with Brazil World Cup winner, 48, netting a penalty on his Bull in the Barne debut

  • Roberto Carlos played in central midfield as he made his Sunday league debut 
  • He played nine minutes but did score a penalty as Bull in the Barne United lost
  • He went to the pub his new side are named after to share a few beers with team
  • Brazil legend then sent them wild by getting hold of PSG star Sergio Ramos


Roberto Carlos sent team-mates and fans at a Shrewsbury pub his new side are named after wild after successfully facetiming former Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos.

The 48-year-old former left-back made his Sunday league debut on Friday, coming on as a first-half substitute for Bull in the Barne United.

And after netting a penalty in his one-off appearance with the Shropshire outfit, the 2002 Brazil World Cup winner went to enjoy a pint with his new team-mates in a pub nearby.

He then wowed his starstruck team-mates even more by then getting hold of Ramos on a video call, with the current Paris Saint-Germain centre-back joining in with Carlos and the pub goers by going wild.

Carlos, the 48-year-old retired player, was apparently nursing a knee injury and was therefore left on the bench – inside a rickety, wooden dugout – for the start of the match against Harlescott Rangers FC.

When he eventually pulled on his maroon No 3 shirt, the super-sub played in central midfield to cheers of ‘Bobby’ from the 100 or so fans watching.

Carlos played for only nine minutes, touching the ball four times. But he came on for a few seconds in the second half to score a penalty, before promptly returning to the touchline.

His cameo appearance and spot kick howeber wasn’t enough to save his team from a 4-3 defeat in the friendly.

Speaking in the village hall after the match, Carlos said he didn’t mind playing on the scrappy pitch and admitted he was ‘scared’ when he was called on to take the penalty in the final minutes. ‘The English fans are amazing,’ he said.

The match was organised by eBay to raise money for Football Beyond Borders, an education charity working with pupils from disadvantaged communities in the UK.

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