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Marcelo

BornMay 12, 1988

Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. Marcelo joined Real Madrid during the January transfer window in 2007. Marcelo made his debut as a substitute in the 2–0 defeat against Deportivo La Coruña on 7 January 2007. On 18 April 2009, he scored his third goal of his Real Madrid career, when he scored the only goal of the game against Recreativo de Huelva away from home. On 25 November 2010, Marcelo was named as a part of the 55 player shortlist for the FIFA World XI. He scored his first goal of the new season in a 1–0 win against RCD Espanyol on 13 February. He had a terrific match against Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League; he opened the scoring with his first-ever Champions League goal and assisted Karim Benzema's goal and was named man of the match at the end. Diego Maradona said he was the third best player in La Liga, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. On 3 December 2011, Marcelo scored Madrid's third goal in a 3–0 victory over Sporting de Gijón in La Liga. Marcelo was also involved with the Brazilian Olympic Football Team at the London Olympics of 2012.   Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. Marcelo joined Real Madrid during the January transfer window in 2007. Marcelo made his debut as a substitute in the 2–0 defeat against Deportivo La Coruña on 7 January 2007. On 18 April 2009, he scored his third goal of his Real Madrid career, when he scored the only goal of the game against Recreativo de Huelva away from home. On 25 November 2010, Marcelo was named as a part of the 55 player shortlist for the FIFA World XI. He scored his first goal of the new season in a 1–0 win against RCD Espanyol on 13 February. He had a terrific match against Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League; he opened the scoring with his first-ever Champions League goal and assisted Karim Benzema's goal and was named man of the match at the end. Diego Maradona said he was the third best player in La Liga, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. On 3 December 2011, Marcelo scored Madrid's third goal in a 3–0 victory over Sporting de Gijón in La Liga. Marcelo was also involved with the Brazilian Olympic Football Team at the London Olympics of 2012.    
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