Cafu changed how people think about fullbacks. More of a wingback than an out-and-out defender, he marauded up and down the wing for Brazil and Roma. The most capped Brazilian footballer of all time (142), he won the World Cup in 1994 and 2002, captaining his side in the second tournament.
The Brazilian’s career lasted for 16 years. Unlike Roberto Carlos, he could actually defend well too. Cafu was reliable and consistent, perfectly balancing a blend of attack and defence. It’s crazy to think of now, but he only played in 1994 because Jorginho got injured in the World Cup final.