How many titles did Marcelo win at Real Madrid?
Real Madrid captain will be given a homage by the club on Monday after 16 seasons at the Bernabéu that reaped 25 titles for the Brazilian left back.
After 16 years at the Bernabéu and with a record 25 titles to his name, Marcelo is set to bid farewell to Real Madrid. The Brazilian, who was club captain in his final season at the club, arrived in the Spanish capital from Fluminense in 2006 as a promising young left back, who was described by then-Madrid president Ramón Calderón as “Roberto Carlos’ replacement.” At the time, it could have been described as a bold statement on Calderón’s part, but Marcelo more than lived up to the moniker, going on to become the most successful player in the history of Real Madrid after surpassing Paco Gento’s 24 trophies. Marcelo will receive a homage at Valdebebas on Monday at 13:00 and then speak to the media afterwards. Ongoing work at the Bernabéu means that the captain will not be seen off in the stadium.
“Real Madrid C. F. would like to announce that tomorrow, Monday 13 June, at 1pm (CET), there will be an institutional farewell and tribute ceremony for our captain Marcelo at Real Madrid City, which will be presided over by club president Florentino Pérez. After this event, Marcelo will address the media in the press room at Real Madrid City,” a club statement released on Sunday read.
Marcelo’s Real Madrid statistics
Marcelo has racked up some impressive numbers at Real Madrid. He has the second-most appearances for the club among foreign players (546), behind only Karim Benzema, and he scored 38 times and provided 103 assists during his Bernabéu career. In terms of titles, the Brazilian has won six Ligas, five Champions Leagues, two Copas del Rey and numerous Super Cups as well as four Club World Cups. Marcelo also became Real Madrid’s first foreign captain since Guatemalan Federico Revuelto in 1903-04 after Sergio Ramos left the club last summer (Mexico-born José Ramón Sauto played under Spanish nationality). He will be replaced by Benzema.