Marcelo is likely one of the most essential gamers in Actual Madrid historical past and he has greater than earned his standing as a legend.
He joined the membership within the winter switch window of the 2006/07 season, on the age of 18, and has now left the membership on the age of 34 and because the most embellished participant within the membership’s historical past, with 25 titles. Amongst them, he has gained LaLiga Santander six instances.
Nonetheless, for Madridistas and soccer followers basically, the Brazilian means far more than simply his many titles.
His supporters have seen him develop as an athlete and as an individual, from the younger Marcelo who arrived in Spain with youthful power to the participant who was captain final season, displaying maturity and nonetheless placing his expertise on show.
The Brazilian is leaving Actual Madrid after having participated in 16 editions of LaLiga Santander, totalling greater than 30,000 minutes within the competitors.
He began 348 of the 386 matches he performed in, scoring 26 targets and offering 63 assists within the white shirt (for a rounded common of a purpose each 15 matches and an help each six video games).
His most up-to-date purpose was scored in opposition to SD Eibar in June of 2020, whereas his final help was given to Rodrygo, in opposition to RCD Espanyol to make it 1-0 within the match that topped Actual Madrid as champions of the 2021/22 LaLiga Santander season in entrance of their very own followers.
If highlighting one league marketing campaign from his time at Actual Madrid, it might be 2016/17, a season wherein Marcelo was at his bodily and psychological peak.
Regardless of not being one of many seasons wherein he performed probably the most minutes, his affect on the group’s play was important and he hit 10 league assists for the one time in his profession, along with two targets, which have been essential on the best way to that 12 months’s LaLiga Santander title.
When it comes to his involvement throughout one league marketing campaign, the 2009/10 season was probably the most stable of his profession, because it was the one 12 months wherein he surpassed the three,000 minutes barrier, taking part in 35 matches (34 as a starter).
It must be famous that, throughout this era, with Manuel Pellegrini as coach, Marcelo was nonetheless discovering himself as a participant and the Chilean typically used him as a left-winger, which offered him with extra alternatives.
He responded on the pitch with 4 targets and 9 assists that time period, his finest season by way of his direct involvement in targets.
In brief, a legendary Actual Madrid and LaLiga participant, who grew up within the strain cooker of the Bernabéu to develop into a worldwide star, is leaving.
The Brazilian full-back made 386 appearances in LaLiga Santander, scoring 26 targets and offering 63 assists.