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.


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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 www.icfds.com/islington or contact Mr Andrews on byron@icfds.com / 07782 505 297.

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