The megaton bomb was also detonated with the bullet. Olympiacos announced the acquisition of Marcelo, formally completing one of the biggest transfers in its history.
Marcelo officially became an Olympiakos player. The red and whites announced the acquisition of the legend and former captain of Real Madrid.
“A true LEGEND of soccer at OLYMPIACO!” wrote the people of Piraeus in their post on social media.
The red and whites joined hands with Marcelo and one of the top full-backs in history becomes a member of the Piraeus team. In fact, they fought against time, in order to declare him on the European list, since they had found the footballer.
The 34-year-old Brazilian defender wrote his own story at Real, becoming a legend. This summer he was released from the merengues after 15 years.
His trophy case at Real is more than full. He won five Champions League titles, six Spanish leagues, two Copa del Reys, five Spanish Super Cups, three European Super Cups and four World Club Cups. He had a total of 546 appearances and was among the team leaders. At the same time, he has competed in 58 matches with the national team.
From the moment he was released by Real, he became one of the most sought-after free agents. He has been courted by MLS, but his first concern is staying in Europe.
The announcement of Olympiakos:
“PAE Olympiacos announces the acquisition of a football legend, Marcelo, who will wear the red and white jersey.
Born on May 12, 1988, the 34-year-old superstar belonged to Real Madrid from 2006 until this season. During those 16 years he made 546 appearances for the Spanish team and became one of the best footballers in its history, but also the one with the most trophies (25). He won five Champions Leagues, six championships, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, two Copa del Rey and five Spanish Super Cups.
With Real he scored 38 goals, including one in the 2014 Champions League final against Atlético. With the Brazilian national team, which he has represented 58 times with a score of six goals, he has competed in two World Cups (2014, 2018) and won the Confederations Cup (2013). Before signing for Real Madrid he was playing for Fluminense.”