The Brazilian left-back joined the club from Fluminense in 2007 and has since established himself as one of the best at his position in the history of the game.
It was widely reported that he wanted to continue at the club, but they refused to extend his contract, which expires at the end of this month.
The 34-year-old clearly believes he still has a lot to offer.
At his goodbye, he remarked, “I will not retire, not now.” “I believe I am still capable of playing.” Are you up against Real Madrid? It isn’t going to be an issue. I am a huge Madridista, but I am also a huge pro.”
Marcelo is the most decorated player in the history of Santiago Bernabeu. Six La Liga wins and five Champions League titles are among his achievements.
Marcelo, a Brazilian international with 58 caps, has made 545 appearances for Real Madrid during his time in the Spanish city. He had 38 goals and 103 assists in his career.
Despite being captain in his final season at the club, he only made 17 appearances in all competitions and only played 807 minutes. He’ll be hoping for a bigger role next year.
Sergio Ramos, Marcelo’s long-time teammate, wrote a sweet tribute to the Brazilian on Instagram. “Brother, you say your goodbyes today, but your legacy will live forever,” the PSG center-back wrote.
“Congratulations for doing the unthinkable.” “A huge kiss,” she says.