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Name Marcelo
Gender Male
Birthplace Rio de Janeiro
Born 1988 05 12
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
Desc Brazilian soccer player nationality called a gifted athlete as great playing technique and kick on target. During his career he regularly played in the left back position, but he’s also effective at playing as a left wing . Marcelo began his profession as an athlete by playing futsal since age nine. And at age thirteen, he was recorded as a player-based team Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro. Skill and technique, running speed, assault and defense very well make Marcelo as an essential player for Real Madrid

Affiliation

Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Real Madrid
  Fluminense

2016 05 26 Retrieve

[Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid revel in affinity before European Cup final] I am not at all surprised that he has been a success. I knew he would do a great job. He has come in calmly, quietly, with humility, without treading on anyone’s toes, without thinking he is above anyone

2016 08 13 Retrieve

[Real Madrid’s Marcelo talks about manager Zinedine Zidane] He’s a great person who really understands the players. In a short space of time he’s proved his talent as a coach. He’s a winning coach. But the thing that has surprised me the most is how calm he is when he explains things

2017 02 13 Retrieve

[Isco went to see Tano Bonnin as he was on the stretcher after the match to apologise for the unfortunate incident of which carried absolutely no malice from the Los Blancos midfielder] It is difficult to see an image like today, I send my best wishes and encouragement to Tano

2017 09 09 Retrieve

[Marcelo writes about his hopes for his country at Russia 2018] I do have one final mission. At the 2018 World Cup, Brazil is coming back. Write it down. Put a stamp on it. Mail it to yourself. With Tite as our manager, I truly believe we can bring the Brazilian flag back to the highest level

2017 12 16 Retrieve

[Marcelo talks about his eight-year-old son Enzo, who plays as a forward for one of Real Madrid’s junior teams] I’m really tired when I get home and I don’t have the energy to be playing with him all day. I just go in goal

2019 07 20 Retrieve

[Marcelo would welcome Brazil team-mate at Real Madrid despite Eden Hazard signing] Eden’s a top player. A player of high quality and, like Neymar, has the quality to be in the top five. He’s impressive, you cannot compare them, but Neymar is better for me

[Marcelo says that he would certainly welcome Neymar in Madrid] Neymar is an unpredictable player. When defending when you have anticipated something, he has already thought of something else and it’s impossible to defend. Having Neymar at Real Madrid would be a huge pleasure. Madrid have to do everything to sign the best players in the world and his past at Barcelona would not be a problem

2019 07 20b Retrieve

[Yet one of Hazard’s team-mates, left-back Marcelo, thinks Real Madrid might have done better in the transfer market] Eden’s a high-quality player. He’s impressive. Like Ney, he has the quality to be in the top five [in the world]. You can’t compare them, but Neymar is better for me. Having Neymar at Real Madrid would be a huge pleasure, but I don’t make the decisions. Madrid always have to do everything to sign the best players in the world and his past at Barcelona wouldn’t be a problem

2019 09 16 Retrieve

[Real Madrid have confirmed that Marcelo will not play a part in a Champions League clash at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday] After the tests carried out today to our player Marcelo by the Real Madrid Medical Services he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic cervicodorsalgia. Pending evolution

2019 10 20 Retrieve

[Bitter rivals Barcelona leapfrogged Madrid into top spot thanks to their win over Eibar earlier in the day. Marcelo after the defeat to Mallorca] We lost but we must keep going. It hurts to lose because we played well, but we conceded early on and then looked to make our comeback but it was not possible. We did not have time to think, they scored a goal and they defended and waited for the counter, that’s no excuse though. We need to play well until the final whistle. We have won some games while lacking something. We’re trying to do everything possible to win but La Liga is tough these days

2019 10 23 Retrieve

[Real’s veteran left-back Marcelo was happy to see the club putting faith in their youth players and admits the club needed to show improvement after a recent shock loss to Mallorca in La Liga] Rodrygo is one of several great young lads - Vinicius, Fede Valverde, too. It’s great to see at our club, but when we lose, we lose together, and when we win, we win together. We needed to improve and we did it.

2019 10 31 Retrieve

[Marcelo reveals anxiety of playing in the Champions League final] The pressure was the most intense before the Liverpool final. Maybe people will think that is strange. We had already won two trophies in a row. Everybody on the outside wanted Liverpool to win. So what’s the problem? Well, when you have a chance to make history, you feel that weight. But for some reason, I was really feeling it. I had never had such intense anxiety before, so I didn’t know what was happening. I thought about calling for the doctor, but I was worried that he wouldn’t let me play. And I had to play, 100 per cent. I had to prove something to myself.

It felt like I had something stuck in my chest. This huge pressure. I am not talking about nerves. Nerves are normal in football. This was something different. I am telling you, brother, it felt like I was suffocating. Everything had started the night before the final. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. I was thinking only of the match. A little bit of nerves is normal in football. I don’t care who you are, if you’re not feeling anxious before playing in a final, you’re not a real person. You’re just trying not to s*t your pants. It’s the truth, brother! So I was sitting at my locker, struggling to breathe, and I thought to myself, ‘How many kids in the world play ball? How many of them dream of playing in a Champions League final? Millions. Calm yourself. Lace up your boots, brother.’

I knew that if I could just make it out to the pitch, I would be okay. For me, nothing bad can happen on a football pitch. You could be growing up in chaos, everything could be going crazy around you, but if you have a ball at your feet, you stop thinking. Everything is quiet, peaceful. When I finally stepped onto the grass, I was still having trouble breathing, and I thought, ‘If I have to die out here tonight, f
ck it. I’ll die.’

2019 11 02 Retrieve

[Marcelo recalls a moment from the 2016 UEFA Champions League final] All of a sudden, I heard this tiny voice in the distance, so clear. ‘Go, Daddy, go!! Go, Daddy!!’ It was my son, Enzo. In that moment, I was cramping, and hearing his voice gave me so much strength

2019 11 30 Retrieve

[On Saturday afternoon, Real Madrid went to Mendizorroza and survived, leaving with three points after a tight 2-1 win over Alaves] These are the games we like, with the cold, knocks and kicks

2020 03 10 Retrieve

[Courtois set to miss Real Madrid’s crunch clash with Man City] Following tests carried out today on Thibaut Courtois by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with an injury to his left adductor muscle. His recovery will be monitored

[Madrid said of Marcelo] After tests carried out today on Marcelo by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscular lesion in the left femoral biceps

2020 05 02 Retrieve

[Juventus-linked Marcelo wants Real Madrid stay] I don’t want to leave and I don’t think Madrid would let me anyway. I’m really happy here. Since I came here with my family, it’s been incredible. I don’t really know if it’s true that Juve wanted to sign me to be honest

A couple of years ago I heard that I’d signed for Juve, that I’d already pulled on the Juve shirt and that I couldn’t live without Cristiano. People invent a lot of things. It was all fine with me, as I saw that some Juve fans quite liked the idea of me joining

2020 05 30 Retrieve

[Marcelo eager for La Liga’s return] We’d never gone so long without being able to train out on the pitch and our desire to play football has been growing ever since we stopped. Now we’re close to getting going again and we can’t wait. It’s been different to what we’re used to. We have to take the positives from it and now we’re used to the routine; it’s not like it used to be but everything’s good. We’re all healthy, the training sessions have been fantastic in recovering our rhythm. Having not touched a ball for so long, when you go back out on the pitch you’ve lost your touch a bit, but now we just can’t wait to start playing games

2020 06 01 Retrieve

[A number of top players from the division have outlined their excitement about the action getting back underway] We’d never gone so long without being able to train out on the pitch and our desire to play football has been growing ever since we stopped. Now we’re close to getting going again and we can’t wait. It’s been different to what we’re used to. We have to take the positives from it and now we’re used to the routine; it’s not like it used to be but everything’s good. We’re all healthy, the training sessions have been fantastic in recovering our rhythm. Having not touched a ball for so long, when you go back out on the pitch you’ve lost your touch a bit, but now we just can’t wait to start playing games

2020 06 04 Retrieve

[Marcelo is eager to point out that you win finals at Real Madrid] The most important thing is that when we win a trophy, we don’t think about stopping and letting time go by. We always think about winning more, even if we’ve won three in a row. When I arrived, Madrid taught me to fight until the end. You win the finals. I’ve learned a lot with Real Madrid about this. When we think we’ve won everything, we want to win again. That’s our way of thinking.

[Marcelo, who has won 21 trophies across his 13 years with the Blancos] Real Madrid grow in finals. We have a mentality for this kind of match and at the end you see your friend giving everything and you have to give it too. The coach is the same. Motivation makes you feel good, you grow in the match and when you play a final you have to win it

[Madrid sat two points adrift of Clasico rivals Barcelona in the Liga table] We’re improving, we’ve had a hard time without training or playing football, without contact with our team-mates. We have got 11 finals and we have to give everything to win. We are playing for a very important trophy; we will try to win everything [remaining]. We are excited to be able to train again and to know that we are going to play in La Liga again, too

2020 06 15 Retrieve

[Marcelo has urged others to use their platforms to instigate change after taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following his goal against Eibar] Happy to be back with Real Madrid! Happy to have scored a goal! But even happier to see all the CHANGES in the world! Now it’s time. We must use the power we have and start making real CHANGES

[Marcelo then quoted 2Pac] We can never go nowhere unless we share with each other. We gotta start makin’ changes. Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers. And that’s how it’s supposed to be […] I’d love to go back to when we played as kids but things change, and that’s the way it is […]