Real Madrid News: Marcelo to be given Los Blancos farewell today


Real Madrid News: On Monday afternoon, Los Blancos will honour Marcelo in an unique ceremony. Marcelo is getting a farewell which even someone like Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t get when he left the club.

In late May, Los Blancos defeated Liverpool in the Champions League final, capping a fantastic season for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. With four matches remaining, Real Madrid won their 35th La Liga title as well.

After it was confirmed that Marcelo’s contract will expire this summer, he addressed his goodbyes to the team. While it was thought that the seasoned Brazilian would return to his homeland after 16 years at the Santiago Bernabeu, no decision has been made.

Fenerbahce, the Turkish giants are said to be interested in a transfer as well. A transfer is also being monitored by clubs from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Real Madrid News: Marcelo getting a farewell which Ronaldo didn’t get

Real Madrid News: Marcelo to be given Los Blancos farewell today

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He’ll hold a press conference with club president Florentino Perez at noon on Monday. He will be there with all 25 trophies he’s won — a club record – on display as a symbolic show of gratitude.

Ronaldo was denied this despite scoring 450 goals in 438 games for the club. He scored 127 more goals than the previous club top scorer Raul Gonzalez.

Ronaldo won four Champions League titles during his time at Real Madrid. However, his relationship with the club’s hierarchy deteriorated, and he was sold to Juventus.

There was no formal farewell press conference for the Portuguese international. His final appearance in a Real Madrid shirt came during the celebrations following the 2018 Champions League final. He gave a speech honouring the club and his teammates but without announcing his departure.

Marcelo’s professional career in Spain

Marcelo’s illustrious career in Madrid saw him win 25 titles, more than any other player in the club’s history, breaking Paco Gento’s previous record of 23 trophies.

Marcelo not only achieved a new record, but he also made history by being the first non-Spanish player to lead Real Madrid to league and Champions League crowns. At the start of the season, the Brazilian took over as captain after Sergio Ramos left to join Paris Saint-Germain.

Real Madrid News: What did Marcelo say?

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The left-back has spoken out about his upcoming departure, saying: “I don’t think of myself as a legend. I am a person who savours each moment.”

“I had the excellent fortune of being captain and lifting the cup right before my farewell. There’s no greater way to say go than with my fifth Champions League title. It’s the end of a lovely cycle.”

What did Calderon say?

Ramon Calderon, then-president of Real Madrid, said when he signed him in January 2007: “For us, he’s a big deal. He’s a young guy who will add energy to the club. He is a part of our plan where we bring more younger players to the club. We’re ecstatic to sign him because he was wanted by many clubs.”

Marcelo went on to become the long-term successor to another Brazilian club great, Roberto Carlos. Carlos held the position for more than a decade. He helped Real Madrid to domestic and European triumph and played 546 games for them.

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