Full name: Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior
Date of birth: May 12, 1988
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian
EU passport: No

Height: 174 cms
Weight: 73 kgs
Club: Real Madrid
Position: Defender (Left back)
Squad Number: 12
Previous clubs: Fluminense > (€7m) Real Madrid

Marcelo Vieira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 12, 1988) is a Brazilian footballer. Play left back can also play end. His first team was Fluminense, for whom he played three months ending Brasileiro 2006 and signed for Real Madrid on November 15, 2006. He made his debut for Real Madrid in early 2007, with the misfortune of injury within days of starting to count for Fabio Capello.

Real Madrid

With his arrival at Real Madrid for € 6 million, Marcelo should continue ratifying what has already been demonstrated in the “Brasileirão” (main Brazilian Championship) is a large projection inside left offensive.

In January 2007, when he arrived at Real Madrid, was severely criticized for his less than regular performances; in the first game he played (which was against Deportivo) was injured. Marcelo played his first game against Racing whole rather dull too. Capello would not let him go and so could not show their football. It was in the 2007-2008 season when Real Madrid coach gave him confidence after the departure of Roberto Carlos to Fenerbahce, Heinze returns to the central position of left-handed and differences in Drenthe with Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster. With the arrival of Juande Ramos on the bench Madrid Marcelo start playing left end and manages to get tenure in that position, making great performances and earning the affection of the public who until recently had been booed and criticized for their poor performances.

On February 15, 2009, Marcelo scored his first goal as Real Madrid in El Molinón, with a subtle Vaseline. The attendance was a great heel of Gonzalo Higuain. Achieved four weeks after scoring his second goal as Real Madrid with a great shot from outside the area with his right leg in his best performance in that club. The third would come after a great pass from his teammate, Gago, against Recreativo Huelva. The fourth did it against Sevilla, making two “paradinha” and scoring with the left leg.

National team

Marcelo made his debut with Brazil in a match against Wales, and getting his first goal with the “verdeamarela.”

Marcelo also played for Brazil under-20 World Cup played in the same category in Canada during the summer of 2007.

In 2008, Brazil participated in the Beijing Olympics, in which the selection carioca took the bronze medal.