Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, known as Marcelo, is a Brazilian professional footballer for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. He plays mainly as a left back, but can also operate as a left winger. In 2005, he won a Campeonato Carioca with Fluminense and in 2006, he was named to the Brasileirão Team of the Season, at age 18. By the end of the year, he joined Real Madrid for an $8 million fee. There, he established himself as a Real Madrid legend and won 21 trophies including four UEFA Champions Leagues, as well as four La Liga titles. He has been named to the FIFPro World XI six times, the UEFA Team of the Year three times and La Liga's Team of the Season in 2016. Marcelo debuted for Brazil in 2006 against Wales, scoring a goal. He was called up for the 2008 Olympic squad, where he won a bronze medal. Four years later, he was part of Brazil's 2012 Olympic team, as one of the three over-age players, where Brazil won a silver medal.
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About Marcelo Vieira
Left back widely known as simply Marcelo who was named to the FIFA/FIFPro World XI in 2012 and 2015 while playing for Real Madrid. He became a member of the Brazilian national team in 2006.
He played through Fluminense's youth system for three years before being promoted to the senior squad in 2005.
He won a silver medal with the Brazilian national team at the 2012 Olympics.
He married Clarice Alves in 2008. They have two sons named Enzo and Liam.
He became teammates with Cristiano Ronaldo on Real Madrid in 2009.
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- Olympic silver medalists for Brazil
- Olympic bronze medalists for Brazil
- FIFA Confederations Cup-winning players
- Olympic footballers of Brazil
- Brazil under-20 international footballers
- Brazil youth international footballers
- Footballers at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Footballers at the 2012 Summer Olympics