The management of Real Madrid announced that Marcelo will be the new captain of the team. The 33-year-old Brazilian succeeds Sergio Ramos, who recently left the Santiago Bernabeu to join Paris Saint-Germain.
"It's an incredible honor for me, but also a great responsibility, to be the captain of the greatest club in the world. I'm incredibly lucky. When you're a Real Madrid player every day you have to be extremely motivated and want to grow. I'm here a lot for a long time, but I still want to keep playing and developing. I can't wait for the new season to start, "Marcelo told the club's website.
The full-back has arrived at the Bernabeu, and so far he has recorded 528 matches in all competitions. Marcelo has won the Spanish title five times, triumphed in the Champions League four times and a number of other trophies.