Joining Real Madrid in 1996, little did Roberto Carlos know that it was this period in his career that would make him a footballing legend. Manager Fabio Capello took him to Spain after he had impressed in Italy, and Carlos soon established himself in the team, becoming one of the original 'galacticos' that would make Madrid such a power in world football once again. Eventually, Carlos was considered to be one of the Real Madrid captains - mainstays of the team that could be depended upon - and the only non-Spanish member of this illustrious club.
In the video above, Roberto reflects on this period of time with Guillem Balague, talking about what it was like to walk into the dressing room for the first time, how the move helped him to develop as a footballer, and also how he felt that his time at the club changed the style of world football.
Roberto was speaking to Guillem as part of our Umbro Golaço competition, inspired by the classic golaço scored by Roberto against France at Le Tournoi in 1997. We want you to show us your finest golaços by uploading them to our special Umbro Golaço app before February 21st. Roberto Carlos himself will pick the winners, who will win a trip of a lifetime to Brazil, where they'll get some coaching tips from the man himself! Sound like something you want to be involved in? Head to the competition now to upload your video!