After Marcelo was introduced as a new signing on Monday, Olympiacos supporters gave him an absolutely deafening reception.
The legendary Brazilian player was rumored to have signed a one-year agreement with Olympiacos, with an option for an additional year, hence, reports of a shock transfer to Leicester City immediately died down.
The club wants to give Marcelo, a five-time Champions League winner, the warmest welcome possible because his signing is so significant.
To give their supporters a chance to see Marcelo, who signed last weekend, the Greek giants organized a gathering on Monday.
The 34-year-old and his two sons took the field at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in front of 20,000 cheering fans for the official presentation.
As Marcelo left the restroom for the pitch, there were flares and pyrotechnics, and the four corners of the stadium cheered for him.
The fervent followers were jumping around and shouting, and the movement of the fans practically made the ground shake.
Performing the required skills and kickups while holding a flare at one point, Marcelo addressed his new supporters and said: “Thank you. I am very happy and satisfied. My family too. I hope to help the team with great devotion.”
Then he yelled, “Let’s go, Olympiakos!” in the Greek language.
The scenes were absolutely breathtaking, and Marcelo is now fully aware of the atmosphere he can anticipate when donning the Olympiacos jersey on gameday.
With 25 trophies won over the course of 16 seasons and 546 games at the Santiago Bernabeu, Marcelo is the most decorated player in the annals of Real Madrid.
With Olympiacos, who have won the last three Greek Superleague titles, he will want to add to his prize collection.
A left-back for Super League Greece team Olympiacos, Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior (born 12 May 1988) is a Brazilian professional football player.
One of the finest left-backs of all time, Marcelo is renowned for his offensive prowess, cunning, and technical skills.
With 25 trophies won, he is the most decorated player at Real Madrid, where he has played for the most of his career.
Marcelo committed to Olympiacos of the Super League of Greece on September 3, 2022.
How Good is Marcelo?
Football greats like Paolo Maldini and Diego Maradona hailed Marcelo after his breakout season in 2011, and the latter even referred to him as the best player in the world in his position.
Due to his offensive prowess, nationality, and position on the field, Marcelo has frequently been compared to fellow countryman Roberto Carlos, who is 2012 referred to Marcelo as his heir and the best left back in the world; about Marcelo’s technical abilities.
Marcelo is regarded by many in the sport as the best left back in the world, one of Brazil’s all-time greatest players, and one of the greatest left backs ever due to his skill, offensive prowess, accomplishments, and pivotal performances in significant games.
During a promotional event at the Bernabéu shop in April 2013, Marcelo was introduced as one of Adidas’ new icons, showing the F50 adiZero.
He joins a number of Real Madrid colleagues who also sport the Adidas brand, including Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.
Marcelo wed his longtime partner Clarice Alves in 2008, and on September 24, 2009, the couple welcomed their son, Enzo Gattuso Alves Vieira. Liam, their second child, was born on September 1st, 2015.
His jersey number and the day of his birth (12) are tattooed on his left arm, among other ink.
He cited Pedro Vieira, his grandfather, as the primary motivation for and backer of his football career. His grandfather provided financial assistance so that he could begin his career in Brazil.
During the World Cup in July 2014, his grandfather passed away. Marcelo wanted to leave the competition to go to his funeral, but he stayed to play for the Brazil team out of respect for him.
In 2017, Marcelo began funding football teams through his company DOZE (“Twelve”).
The business acquired a controlling interest in Campeonato Paranaense team Azuriz, situated in Marmeleiro, Paraná. Later, in 2021, the business made a purchase from the Portuguese team Mafra.