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Roberto Carlos joins Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala

Roberto Carlos
Roberto Carlos won 125 caps for Brazil

Former Brazil left-back Roberto Carlos has joined Russia's Anzhi Makhachkala on a two-and-a-half year deal.

"We can officially announce our agreement with 2002 World Cup winning defender Roberto Carlos," Anzhi said in a statement on their website.

Roberto Carlos, 37, has opted to move to Russia after ending his contract with Corinthians by mutual consent.

In a distinguished career he has played for Real Madrid and Inter Milan, as well as winning 125 caps for Brazil.

Roberto Carlos joined Corinthians at the beginning of 2010 and had a good season, being voted the best left-back in the Brazilian championship.

But he was targeted by fans during violent protests against the team following their shock early exit from the Copa Libertadores this month.

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