Primera División: Emotional farewell to captain Marcelo at Real Madrid

Primera División: Emotional farewell to captain Marcelo at Real Madrid

Status: 06/13/2022 5:22 PM

Spanish football champions Real Madrid have said goodbye to their longtime player and captain Marcelo in an emotional ceremony. “It is not easy to say goodbye to the club of your life after 16 years,” said Marcelo.

Spanish football champions Real Madrid have said goodbye to their longtime player and captain Marcelo in an emotional ceremony. “It is not easy to say goodbye to the club of your life after 16 years,” said Marcelo.

He spoke to club president Florentino Perez and he came to the conclusion that it would be better to leave now, the 34-year-old added. Actually, the Brazilian left-back would have preferred to stay longer at Real. He did not comment on his future.

Perez was not spared from the praise. “It’s a moment of great thanks,” he said at the ceremony. It honors the player “with the most titles in the history of Real Madrid”.

Marcelo at Real since 2007

Since signing up in 2007, Marcelo has won the Club World Cup four times, the Spanish title six times and the Spanish Cup twice with Real. His contract, which expired at the end of the season, was not extended. He then announced his departure on 28 May following his fifth win in the Premier League against Liverpool (1–0).

Two former German world champions Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira also bid farewell to Brazil with huge praise from the “royal”. “I can say the best left-back I’ve ever played with,” Cross wrote on Twitter. The 32-year-old has celebrated five Champions League victories with Marcelo since 2014.

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Khedira, who played with the Brazilian team at Real from 2010 to 2015, wrote on Twitter: “This is a special day – a great player leaving one of the greatest clubs of all time. 15 years of showing the world what loyalty is.” Means and everything to give to a team. I am proud to have got the opportunity to be a part of this journey.”

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