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Claudio Taffarel
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
Desc Claudio Taffarel was a veteran of three World Cup campaigns for Brazil during the 90s, notably keeping four clean sheets on the way to lifting the trophy in 1994. Taffarel was a traditional keeper, who performed the fundamentals of goalkeeping to the highest standard, and he managed to hold down the number one spot for the best part of a decade before hanging up his gloves in 2003


Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Galatasaray
  Atletico Mineiro


Teammate Cafu
  Roberto Carlos
1998 07 12
World Cup 1998 final where France defeat Brazil 3-0. Zinedine Zidane score 2 goals with assist from Emmanuel Petit and Youri Djorkaeff. also final goal came from Emmanuel Petit with assist by Patrick Vieira

2013 12 10 Retrieve

[Claudio Taffarel says Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal represents a greater threat to Galatasaray’s hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League than forward Carlos Tevez] Tevez is a very smart Argentine, but Vidal is Juventus’ biggest threat. He’s an amazing midfielder. You cannot afford to lose sight of him. Lose him for one moment and he shows up in front of goal. Vidal is among the five best players in the world in his position. He is Chilean, but he would be great for the Brazilian national team as well

2015 06 25 Retrieve

[Despite Dunga’s arrival at the coaching helm breathing life into the national side, Taffarel claims his players are still recovering from the embarrassing World Cup display 7-1 semi-final rout at the hands of Germany] For us, it was never easy either. Yeah, we won the fourth World Cup title, but before reaching that point, we experienced some difficult challenges. Where was it that the fans threw eggs at our head? In Bahia? You know, we were criticised at times. We experienced mistrust within the group, which wasn’t so tight knit at times and we got past that

This team [in 2015] is an excellent group, we have impressive players. For you guys who are just seeing what is happening on the field, you don’t know what happens behind the scenes. But for those of us who are working with this team and who lived through the ‘94 World Cup, we see the same potential now. We see their will to work together and do their best. They’ve experienced many challenges. They lost the World Cup, they suffered that unforgettable loss, and they are still carrying all that weight. I believe that, step by step, they will rebuild that confidence in themselves and will bring a lot of joy to everyone

2017 01 06 Retrieve

[Claudio Taffarel on Silvio Gazzaniga’s FIFA World Cup trophy] The 1994 title was remarkable for my career and having that special moment with the trophy was the most important thing. We all know that so many great players have also raised it and I had that privilege. It is amazing. Besides being very beautiful, the trophy has great meaning and we knew the weight that it represents

2018 03 23 Retrieve

[Roma and Brazil shot-stopper Alisson can become the world’s best goalkeeper] I’ll always respect the career of [Gianluigi] Buffon, who has been brilliant. But I believe that Alisson, as a goalkeeper, is more technical with a different posture. He always stands assertively and is confident in what he does. Alisson is really impressive. In the time that we worked with him at Internacional and with the national squad, we knew he would reach a high level. There is more time needed to see if he can reach the top or not, but he has the qualities to stay on top and become the best goalkeeper in the world, without doubt.

2018 06 11 Retrieve

[Liverpool continue to be heavily linked with a summer swoop for Alisson, but the Brazil international is ‘very happy at Roma,’ according to his international predecessor Claudio Taffarel] Alisson is very happy at Roma and the rumours of a transfer are just rumours. I don’t know what will happen, but he said he’d be content to remain at Roma.