Marcelo : The best left back in the world
Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior was born on the 12th day of May 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by parents, Mr and Mrs Marcelo Vieira da Silva. His father was a fireman and mother, a former teacher Marcelo is a very hard working player and has bagged various awards and rewards for his outstanding contribution towards his professional game
In 2007, He moved to the giant Spanish club, Real Madrid with the transfer fee of $8 million. His Real Madrid career came on 7th January 2007 in a match against Deportive La Coruna. Later, In 2017, he extended his contract with Real Madrid for until 2022. So far, He has played 408 games scoring 28 goals with the club. The Brazilian has had some great times at the Spanish club, winning every honour there is in club football, with three Champions League titles and two La Liga titles. Like many other footballers he came from a very poor background. His family couldn’t even afford the gas money that was needed for him to travel up and down the country playing club football.
Marcelo has received a lot of praise from his peers as well as legends of the game. Roberto Carlos has called him his heir.
Argentina legend Diego Maradona once named him the best player in La Liga after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Even the legendary Italian defender, Paolo Maldini, was full of praise for the Brazilian left-back.
Marcelo has continued to earn plaudits for his performances and not once during his stay in Madrid all these years has that changed.