Real Madrid legend Marcelo joins Greek side Olympiacos on free transfer after 16-year spell at Bernabeu
GREEK side Olympiacos have announced the signing of legendary left-back Marcelo on a free transfer.
Marcelo has signed a one-year contract with the option for a further 12 months.
The Brazil star, 34, left Real Madrid in the summer following a LaLiga and Champions League-winning season.
During his 16-year stay at the Bernabeu, Marcelo also became the most decorated player in Real’s history – winning 25 trophies.
In his farewell speech, he said: “When I left Brazil I set my sights on playing for a big European team and I signed for Madrid at the age of 18.
“It’s been a tremendous adventure.
“I thought I could reach the top and today I walk out of here as the player with the most trophies in the history of the best club in the world.”
Club president Florentino Perez presented Marcelo with the Real gold and diamond insignia and said the club will always be his home.
Perez said: “We madridistas are indebted to you for dedicating your heart and soul to every game, for that Brazilian talent and quality that have made you a unique player, for the way you are on the pitch and also in life.
“Your creativity and your happiness were always crucial for the team in achieving all its great success.”
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Marcelo was linked with a transfer deadline day move to the Premier League.
Rock bottom Leicester City were the team being mentioned with a move for Marcelo.
However, the Foxes brushed off the rumours of a transfer.