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Marcelo is a Brazilian professional football player. Moreover, Marcelo plays in a left-back position for the Spanish football club ‘Real Madrid’. On June 16, 2021, it was announced that he will become Real Madrid’s captain from the start of the 2021-22 season.

Early life

Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior best known as Marcelo Vieira was born on 12th May, 1988, in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. As of now, he is 33 years old and he is a citizen of Brazil. He belongs to the South American ethnicity. Moreover, his sun sign is Taurus and he is Roman Catholicism by religion.

He is the son of Maria da Silva (mother) and Marcelo Vieira da Silva (father). His father worked as a fireman and his mother is a former teacher. In addition, she has a sister whose name is Julia Vieira. At a young age, he joined a local futsal club and played in a 5A-side team. Moreover, he started to play for the Brazillian club Fluminese at the age of 13.

Talking about his academic qualification, there is no detailed information regarding his graduation. We can presume that he might have completed his graduation from the local university of Brazil.

Professional career

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Caption: Marcelo Vieira playing football for Real Madrid FC in the Spanish league (Source: Instagram)

Club career

Marcelo moved from the Fluminense youth team to the adult team in 2005, where he spent two seasons. Due to his unique attacking skill, attracted the attention of  CSKA, Real Madrid, and Sevilla Football Clubs. In 2007, he joined the Spanish Football club ‘Real Madrid’. He made his Real Madrid debut on January 7, 2007, against Deportivo La Corua, and by April, he was already in the starting lineup.

With poor performances and after a series of mistakes, the football player was forced to sit on the bench. After that,  Jose Mourinho used him as a left-winger once again. He was disabled to play games in 2013 due to a serious injury. He was unable to play in La Liga due to a hamstring injury. Real Madrid extended his contract in September 2017. He will stay with the national squad until 2022.

International career

Since 2006, he has played as a left-back for his national team. In the opening encounter against Wales, he scored his first goal for the national team. He also participated in the Olympic Games in 2008, and in 2010, he was a member of the reserve team for the World Cup, although he did not play in the main team. A year later, the Brazilian scored again for the national team in a friendly match.

He competed in the Olympic Games again in 2012, winning a silver medal. The 2014 World Cup, however, was the most important performance for the national team. He scored a goal against the Paraguay national team in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification in March 2017. By the way, the man wears the number 12 T-shirt for both the Brazilian national team and Real Madrid.

Awards and Net Worth

Moreover, as a footballer, Marcelo has won several titles and trophies with his teams. He received the honor of ‘FIFA FIFPro World XI’ in 2012, 2015, and 2016, ‘La Liga’s Teams of the season in 2015-16, and many more.

He has collected a huge sum from his profession. As of now, his net worth is estimated at around $16 million, and his weekly salary is 100,000 Euros which he gets paid by his current club Real Madrid. He also earned decent money from brand endorsement.

 Relationship Status

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Caption: Marcelo Vieira with his wife Clarice Alves and their children (Source: Instagram)

Marcelo Vieira married Clarice Alves in 2008. After a long relationship with her girlfriend, they got married. The couple is blessed with two children whose names are Enzo Gattuso Alves Vieira and Liam Vieira.

Marcelo, as a football player, is always being criticized. This is typical, and every football player understands how one bad game can ruin a solid reputation. However, there are no further rumors and controversy about his personal or professional life.

Body measurements and Social media

Marcelo Vieira is 5 feet 9 inches tall with a weighs around 80 kg. Moreover, he has black hair with dark brown eyes and there is no more information regarding his other body measurements.

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Caption: Marcelo Vieira’s body measurement (Source: Instagram)

On his Instagram, there are more than 53 million followers and there are more than 12. 3 million followers on his Twitter. likewise, there are more than  28 million followers on Facebook.

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