Legendary Real Madrid Defender Marcelo Joins Greek Giants Olympiacos

Legendary Real Madrid Defender Marcelo Joins Greek Giants Olympiacos

  • Greek club Olympiakos Piraeus have signed former Real Madrid defender Marcelo on a 1-year deal, with an option for a further year
  • The Brazilian brought his 15-year trophy-laden spell with Real Madrid to an end this summer
  • Marcelo became the most decorated player in the history of Real Madrid when he helped Los Blancos to the Champions League title this year

Former Real Madrid captain Marcelo Vieira has signed for Greek outfit Olympiacos on a one-year contract.

The 33-year-old has been club-less since leaving the reigning European champions in July this year.

The legendary left-back has now joined the 47-time Greek champions and has the chance to extend his deal for a further one year if he wishes.

Marcelo, Olympiacos, Real Madrid
Marcelo has signed for Greek side Olympiakos after leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season. Credit: @marca
Source: Twitter

Olympiacos took to social media to hail the signing of one of the greatest left-backs of all time.

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"A true football LEGEND joins OLYMPIACOS! Welcome MARCELO to Piraeus," the Pireas-based club tweeted.

Marcelo ended his two-decade stint with Madrid in fairytale circumstances when he helped the Los Blancos win the UEFA Champions League last season.

His most-recent trophy tilt back in May took his total title haul at Madrid to 25, making him the most decorated player in the history of the club.

Marcelo signed for the reigning European and La Liga champions from Brazilian side Fluminense in 2007, making a staggering 546 appearances at the Santiago Bernabeu.

He featured 58 times for the Brazil's senior national team after playing his first international match in 2006.

Marcelo's new team, Olympiacos, are currently placed third on the Greek Super League log after two games this season.

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Real Madrid Legend Marcelo Considering Early Retirement After Receiving Unattractive Offers

Sports Brief earlier reported that legendary Real Madrid defender Marcelo Vieira is considering announcing his retirement from the game after receiving a series of offers that failed to attract him.

The Brazilian brought his 15-year trophy-laden spell with the Spanish giants to an end this summer and is currently unattached.

The 34-year-old, who is currently still on vacation, has been offered to a host of clubs in La Liga, Serie A, Qatar and the MLS as he seeks new pastures.

Source: Sports Brief News

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