Real Madrid’s most sorted player Marcelo has confirmed his departure

Real Madrid Marcelo

Real Madrid’s Brazilian defender Marcelo lifts their trophy over a statue of the Greek goddess Siebel on May 29, 2022 in Madrid’s Sibelles Square, a day after beating Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final in Paris. (Photo by Gabriel Buyes / AFP)

After lifting his fifth Champions League trophy with Real Madrid, captain Marcelo said he was about to end his 16-year tenure with the Spanish and European champions.

The Brazilian defender is the most decorated player in Real’s 120-year history, lifting his 25th trophy with the club after beating Liverpool 1-0 in the Champions League final on Saturday.

He has found limited playing time in recent seasons, and has made just 12 appearances in the league during the 2021-22 campaign.

“This is a great moment in my life, I’m off to a round at the best club in the world,” Marcelo told supporters during Real’s trophy celebrations in Madrid on Sunday.

“Today is not a sad day, it is a happy day because we have won the best championship in the world again. I am very proud of myself and my family. We spent many magical nights together.

“I can tell you one thing, Madrid have a very good future with young players. Hala Madrid. “

Marcelo added that his relationship with Real was not over, saying he would do “something else at the club” in the future.

The 34-year-old has made more than 500 appearances for the club and inherited the captain’s armband from Sergio Ramos after the Spaniard moved to Paris Saint-Germain last year.

He made his Real debut in January 2007 after joining Fluminense.

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