Cristiano Ronaldo sent a message to Brazilian Marcelo on Monday after announcing his departure from Real Madrid. Close to the Portuguese striker during their joint adventure with Madrid, the Auriverde team received a wonderful tribute from him.
It is difficult to assess the mark that Marcelo left at Real Madrid if we rely solely on his performance during the 2021-2022 season. Appearing in just 17 meetings in all competitions, the 34-year-old doubled down on his physical glitches and was above all content to bring his expertise to Carlo Ancelotti’s group from the sidelines. But when announcing his departure after 15 years of kind and loyal service and after a wonderful tribute from FC Madrid, Marcelo also received a kind message from Cristiano Ronaldo, who won him notably the Champions League four times between 2009 and 2018.
“More than just a teammate, a brother he gave me football, the Lusitanian star posted in a message posted on his social networks. On and off the pitch, one of the biggest stars I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the dressing room with.”
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Marcelo, the most successful player in Real Madrid
Known for his great work demands in Madrid and even more recently alongside Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t always managed to get along with his partners. But in Madrid, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner always found a loyal ally in the dressing room with Marcelo. At Merengue, the always smiling Brazilian sparkled with his personality as well as through his performance on the ball.
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In fifteen years in the Real Madrid shirt, the 34-year-old team won no less than 25 titles, thus becoming the most successful player in the Spanish club. Despite this legendary status in Madrid, the Seleção manager (58 selection pick) has no intention of ending the call and looking for a new challenge to take on.
It is enough to earn him a sweet farewell from Cristiano Ronaldo who did not fail to wish him good luck: “Go on your new adventure, Marcelo!”
Four years after Cristiano Ronaldo and a season after Sergio Ramos, bid farewell to another Real Madrid legend.