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Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior is also known as Marcelo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. He plays mainly at left back but can also operate as a left winger. He is frequently compared to Roberto Carlos, who himself said Marcelo was his heir, the world’s best left back and that “Marcelo possesses a better technical ability than me”.
After his breakthrough season, Marcelo was praised by football legends such as Paolo Maldini and Diego Maradona, who also called him the best in his position as he gets the FUT Coins.
Marcelo scored on his Brazil debut against Wales at Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane where the score finished 2–0. He picked up the ball just outside the Wales box and shot for a traditional Brazilian full-back goal. He has been compared to former Real Madrid and Brazilian national team left-back Roberto Carlos They are both Brazilian left backs who played for Real Madrid. Both of them are left backs that can push up and score goals. The two had played together during the second half of the 2006–07 season before Carlos’ move to Turkish team Fenerbahçe.
He was named as one of the seven players serving as backup for Brazil’s 2010 FIFA World Cup squad. Despite not being called up by then Brazil coach Dunga, he was selected again by new boss Mano Menezes for a friendly against the United States on 10 August 2010. He was the Man of the Match for a friendly 2–1 win against Mexico away on October 2011, scoring the winner by dribbling past several players and then blasting the goal into the net.
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