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Twenty years after the last! What happens to our heroes today?

On June 30, the Brazilian national team celebrated the 20th anniversary of his fifth world championship title, won in 2002. Great footballing stars such as Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho Gaucho were the stars of this victorious campaign.

Are you curious to know where the 23 world champions of the Seleção are today? All the players have retired, but most are still involved in football in one way or another.

Find out where our heroes from the latest title are!


Goalkeeper of the title, Marcos became a businessman and opened a brand of beer. He appears from time to time in interviews with the press.


A Corinthians and Milan idol, Dida began studying to become a coach after quitting playing for Internacional. Currently, he is the goalkeeper coach of AC Milan.

Rogerio Ceni

Began his coaching career after retirement. He did a good job at Fortaleza and was Brazilian champion with Flamengo, in 2020. He is the current coach of São Paulo.


Recently, he was asked to commentate on some Champions League matches by TNT Sports. In addition, he is the ambassador of the World Cup in Qatar and acts as a businessman.


The substitute full-back has taken on many roles since stepping down. He is CEO of Belletti Sports, a speaker and owns a number of other businesses, but also defines himself as a football coach.

robert carlos

Considered one of the best fullbacks in history, Roberto Carlos played for Real Madrid for 11 seasons and became one of the Spanish club’s ambassadors.


He is one of the few five-time world champions who does not work directly with football. He sometimes participates in sports broadcasts on radio and television.


Last player of the quintuplet to retire at the start of 2020, the former defender participates in a few friendly matches as an ex-glory and works as a digital influencer.

Junior castling

Lúcio’s partner in the Brazilian defence, Roque Júnior was a commentator for Grupo Globo until March 2022. He is now studying to become a football manager.


After leaving the field, the former player founded SKA Brasil, a team from Santana de Parnaíba-SP. He is also an ambassador for FC Barcelona, ​​the club he played for four years.

Anderson Polga

Perhaps the group’s least known name is Felipão’s “surprise” summons. He played until 2012, at Corinthians, and now works in construction in Porto Alegre.

Gilberto Silva

One of Arsenal’s big idols, the former midfielder works as an ambassador for the English club. It also has an academy in Minas Gerais.


Was president of Audax Osasco, a position he left in 2020. In recent years he has worked as a commentator at Rádio Jovem Pan.


Called up off the cuff after Emerson’s injury, Kleberson has pursued a career in football and works as an assistant for the Philadelphia Union II club in the United States.

Juninho Paulista

At 49, Juninho Paulista works for the CBF as technical coordinator for the Brazilian national team. He will be part of the team that will represent Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar.


Double champion of Brazil with Corinthians and substitute at the World Cup, the former midfielder is a commentator for Grupo Globo.


At 44, the former player works as a commentator for Jogo Aberto (Open Game) on Band TV. He also participates in a podcast of the channel.

Ronaldinho Gaucho

The FC Barcelona idol regularly takes part in friendlies and travels all over the world for professional events and engagements. He also became part-owner of a team in the United States.


Retired since 2017, when he left Orlando City, Kaká was the youngster of the group at the time of the title and is now studying sports management to work in this field.


Five-times star Ronaldo became owner and chairman of Valladolid, Spain. Also, he became one of the main shareholders of Cruzeiro.


For some, the best player of this World Cup, Rivaldo was president of Mogi Mirim and now works as a partner in a company of supplements.


Player and replacement for Rivaldo during the title victory, Edílson Capetinha followed in the footsteps of other teammates and became a commentator. He worked for Band TV and is now at Jovem Pan.


The striker, Brazilian top scorer in the Libertadores, advertises for several brands and is also a commentator.


The coach of the fifth world crown has been hired by Athletico. Recently, he earned a place in the Libertadores Cup quarter-finals and sits second in the Brasileirão.


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