Real Madrid legend Marcelo, 33, considers RETIRING at end of season after 17 trophy-laden years


Marcelo could hang his boots at the end of the season when his contract at Real Madrid expires.

The left-back, 33, is Real’s captain but has found himself surplus to requirements this season.

Marcelo has won the Champions League four times


Marcelo has won the Champions League four timescredit: EPA

He has played just 140 minutes of football in this tenure and has made just one start under Carlo Ancelotti.

This has sparked talk of Brazil leaving the Bernabeu at the end of the season.

It was rumored that Marcelo might go to Fluminense in his native Brazil.

But his loyalty to Real, joining Los Blancos in 2007 means Marcelo could decide to retire instead, according to Marca.

Marcelo started his career with Fluminense, but spent only a year at the club before joining Real.

And he has built an incredible legacy at the club.

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Only one overseas player has made more appearances for Real – Karim Benzema.

And none of the players in the current squad claim to have won more trophies than Marcelo.

The defender was part of a side that won four Champions League titles in five years, and has also won La Liga five times.

He has 23 winning medals with Real and has a chance to add to it with Carlo Ancelotti’s eight-point lead over La Liga this season.

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