Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior is a professional footballer who belongs to Brazilian origin. Marcelo plays for the Brazilian national team and Real Madrid. Marcelo plays as a defender and his position in the pitch is Left-back. Marcelo is considered as one of the best defenders in the world.
Marcelo is known for his attacking skills too. Marcelo is mainly a defender but he can also attack like a left winger very often. Marcelo is known for his crossing, dribbling, ball control, skills and finishing.
Marcelo became a very important player for Real Madrid over the years. He helped the club to win many crucial matches from time to time. He also captained the team in the past many times. Marcelo won many trophies with Real Madrid such as La Liga titles, UEFA Champions League, Copa Del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup etc.
Marcelo is a key player for the Brazilian national team. He represented his nation in many major tournaments and won many trophies with them. He was a part of Brazil’s 2019 Copa America squad that won the tournament.
Marcelo gained a lot of popularity and fame by playing football. He made quite a good fortune too. Marcelo’s net worth in 2021 is approximately USD 195 million.
Marcelo started his senior career back in 2005 with the club called Fluminense. He stayed with the team for one season only and showed outstanding form there. The club paid him USD 120K for that season.
Marcelo joined Real Madrid in 2007 and has been playing with them ever since. In his early days he got USD 1 million as salary for each season. This salary continued till 2011. In mid-2011 Marcelo signed a new contract with the club. According to this contract he received USD 2.3 million annually till 2013.
Real Madrid offered a new contract to Marcelo in 2014 and he signed the contract very eagerly. Marcelo started receiving USD 6 million from that time on till 2016. In 2017 and 2018 in these two years he got USD 9.5 million for each season.
Later he signed a new deal in 2019 and from that time on he is receiving USD 22 million for each season and the contract is active to the present date.