Marcelo bids emotional farewell to Real Madrid after spending 15 years

MADRID: Marcelo said an emotional goodbye to his 15 years of association with Real Madrid after winning the highest number of titles in the club’s history, in a farewell ceremony attended by his teammates held here in Valdebebas.

Marcelo won 25 trophies for Real Madrid, including five Champions League, six La Liga, and two Copa del Rey titles, during his stay at Santiago Bernabeu.

“When I signed for Madrid, in my head I thought I could reach the top, and here I am the player with the most titles in its history,” said Marcelo who broke down in tears.

The 34-years-old footballer will be a free agent after his term expires at the end of this month as he announced not to hang up his boots without revealing which club he might join after leaving.

“I haven’t thought about retiring, I think I can still play,” he said. “I don’t think playing against Madrid will be a problem, I couldn’t have done any more. I’m very professional.”

Marcelo joined Real Madrid from Brazilian club Fluminese in 2007 and made 545 appearances for the club in all competitions.

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