After 17 years, Marcelo returned house with a hero’s welcome, as greater than 30,000 Fluminense fans attended his unveil at Maracana stadium on Friday night time.
The former Real Madrid left-back has signed a two-year take care of Brazilian facet after terminating his contract with Greece’s Olympiacos.
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“It’s the best moment of my life, I am coming home. Thank you all!”, Marcelo mentioned to the gang throughout his introduction.
“I am very, very, very happy! It’s a moment that I have always dreamed of, to be here with you. I have other dreams as well, which were to wear Fluminense’s jersey again, feel like a warrior again and fight for all trophies. I am sure we will have a wonderful year.”
Marcelo signed a contract till December 2024 with an possibility to increase till the top of 2025, Fluminense mentioned.
He left Real Madrid final yr because the membership’s most adorned participant. In 15 years, he received 25 trophies, together with 5 Champions Leagues and 6 La Ligas.
At Fluminense, Marcelo is anticipated to play as a midfielder and he’ll put on the No. 12 shirt, the identical one he wore in Madrid.
Information from The Associated Press was included in this report.