Of course, now at the grand age of 44, Carlos and his insanely powerful free-kicks are a thing of the past as far as football is concerned, having retired back in 2012.
But when the Real Madrid hero appeared on Twitter in a picture with Aston Villa owner Tony Xia earlier today, some supporters put two and two together and came up with five, with people actually under the impression that Xia would sign Carlos in his mid-40s.
To be fair, Xia’s caption with the photos doesn’t really help, but surely it’s pretty clear he’s just joking about actually signing Carlos, right?
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) May 19, 2017
— MARK WATKINS AVFC (@MARKWWALBIR) May 19, 2017
Roberto Carlos and Aston Villa what
— Leon Simpson (@leonn_simpson69) May 19, 2017
Never thought I'd see the day Roberto Carlos is at villa
— Dan Firkins (@firkins11) May 19, 2017
— Nikki Garton (@NikkinakG) May 19, 2017
Sorry, lads – but you really haven’t just signed a retired Brazilian legend.
To be honest, it’s probably for the best, though.
What do you think?