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Marcelo: I Didn't Know I Was Signing For Real Madrid

Marcelo: I Didn't Know I Was Signing For Real Madrid

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 07, 2017 03:00 PM @KurtLaduma

Brazil international Marcelo has revealed that he did not know he was signing for Real Madrid when he flew to Spain as a teenager.

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The left back joined Los Blancos from Fluminense 10 years ago, but his trip to the Spanish capital was not what he expected it to be.

Marcelo recently revealed a fascinating anecdote about his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu, insisting that when he went to Spain in 2007, he had no idea he would be signing for the club.

"One day, I got a call from an agent. He said, 'Do you want to go to Real Madrid?' Then I'm on a plane to Madrid. Remember, I had just turned 18," he wrote for The Players' Tribune.

"I swear to God that I thought I was just going there for a chat. When I arrived to meet with the club, I saw the contract on the table, with the Real Madrid crest on it and everything – and I signed it.

"They unveiled me to the media that day. I had no idea. My own family back in Brazil told me that they didn't believe it was real until they saw the news on Globo Esporte."

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The 29-year-old has played 413 games for Real ever since, contributing to 106 goals and winning 17 trophies along the way.

Do you think Marcelo is the best left back in the world? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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FlyingBucs Sep 09, 2017 10:57 PM
Without a doubt
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FlyingBucs Sep 09, 2017 10:57 PM
Without a doubt
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Dollar D Sep 08, 2017 06:19 PM
I wish every left back was like u marvel to watch what a talented player
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MR E Sep 08, 2017 03:22 PM
He is the best left back indeed in the world.
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Faysal Sep 08, 2017 10:16 AM
No story here
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BRUC,CR7 Sep 08, 2017 09:12 AM
marcelo iz the best no dout about that
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Soni_JX Sep 08, 2017 08:12 AM
To some barCOW, Man COWs, and the rest.....ask them "who is their left back".....they will have scratch their heads. Whereas when you ask them......."who is the best left back in the world".....all of them jump and shout "MAAAARCEELOOOOO"
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Soni_JX Sep 08, 2017 08:02 AM
Give me one PSL left back who has scored just 30 goals in his entire career?......This boy is only rivaled by his hero.....the FOOTBALLING INSTITUTION OF THE CENTURY's legendery left back.....Roberto Carlos. Marcelo is a brand.
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Cia_Qadi Sep 08, 2017 12:43 AM
Best Left Back
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Gazankulu26 Sep 08, 2017 12:10 AM
Left bk with 106 goals wow that's mfana wa mina
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I Gott Tha Keycc Sep 07, 2017 11:30 PM
Legend
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Bigjack Sep 07, 2017 08:54 PM
@Fhulu m SPOT ON
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Bigjack Sep 07, 2017 08:53 PM
@Letona la Moletjie 3
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Bigjack Sep 07, 2017 08:52 PM
@Bob Dawana THE WEED YOU ARE SMOKING IS TOO STRONG FOR YOU NTWANA
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Letona la Moletjie Sep 07, 2017 08:52 PM
What was Roberto Carlos position ko Madrid?
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Bigjack Sep 07, 2017 08:50 PM
HE IS THE BEST EVER,HE IS THE ONE WHO ALWAYS GIVE THE OPPOSITION A RUN FOR THIER MONEY
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valoluyashaya m2 Sep 07, 2017 07:54 PM
absolutely
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shadae Sep 07, 2017 07:31 PM
A real legend
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Fhulu m Sep 07, 2017 07:00 PM
The best left back in the world

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