Christian Rolando has paid respect to Marcelo

MaCristiano Ronaldo has paid respect to Marcelo, his “brother,” who bid the Bernabeu a tearful farewell on Monday.

During the 37-year-trophy-laden old’s spell at Los Blancos, Ronaldo and Marcelo formed a great friendship and have remained close ever since.

 

Marcelo has made over 540 appearances for Real and has 25 championships to his name, more than any other player in the club’s history.

However, following a minor role under Carlo Ancelotti this season, the 34-year-old is expected to leave Madrid this summer in pursuit of a new challenge, bringing his amazing 16-year stay to an end.

He wrote the following:

 

More than just a teammate, football has given me a brother. Within and outside of the camps, one of the largest craques with whom I had the pleasure of sharing a balneário. Marcelo, take everything with you on this new adventure! ������

 

Originally written in Portuguese, this text has been translated into English. Football provided me more than a teammate; it gave me a brother. One of the top talents with whom I had the privilege of sharing a locker room both on and off the field. Marcelo, best of luck on your new trip!