Brazil World Cup winner Carlos Alberto to help Holloway football coach

The captain of the 1970 Brazil World Cup winning team will be offering tips to a Holloway football coach.

Carlos Alberto, 66, who skippered stars such as Pele to glory and scored a memorable goal in the 4-1 final victory over Italy, is due to meet Byron Andrews, who runs a Brazilian Soccer School at Grafton Primary School, in Eburne Road, Holloway.

Mr Andrews, 28, of Caledonian Road, will receive advice during a week of training in Leeds next month.

He said: “I can’t wait to learn from Carlos Alberto, one of the best players ever to play the game. It will be a great experience.”

Brazilian Soccer School was, founded in 1996 with the aim of improving coaching.

Mr Andrews has been running the soccer school since 2004 and teaches more than 100 children every week.

He has helped to guide 20 graduates into professional clubs, while one eight-year-old trainee even has an upcoming trial with Barcelona.

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Anyone wishing to find out more about the sessions should visit or contact Mr Andrews on / 07782 505 297.