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Marcelo confirms Real Madrid exit after 15 years with the club

"It was my last game with Real Madrid," Marcelo said

29 May 2022, Spain, Madrid: (L-R) Real Madrid players Marcelo Vieira, Luka Modric and Thibaut Courtois arrive at the traditional celebration at Cibeles, where thousands of fans celebrate the 14th UEFA Champions League victory in Real Madrid's history after defeating Liverpool at the Stade de France in Paris. Photo: Atilano Garcia/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
Real Madrid players Marcelo Vieira, Luka Modric and Thibaut Courtois arrive at the traditional celebration at Cibeles, where thousands of fans celebrate victory in Real Madrid's history after defeating Liverpool at the Stade de France in Paris. Photo: Atilano Garcia/dpa.

Veteran Brazilian full-back Marcelo has confirmed he is leaving Real Madrid following their Champions League final triumph.

The 34-year-old left-back has been with Los Blancos since 2007, making almost 550 appearances for the Spanish powerhouse, trailing only Karim Benzema as the highest-ranking foreigner.

Marcelo, who was an unused substitute in Saturday's 1-0 win over Liverpool, confirmed after the game that he would leave the club this off-season with his contract expiring at the end of June.

"It was my last game with Real Madrid," Marcelo said.

Marcelo will exit the club with 25 titles as a Madridista, which is more than any other player in club history.

18 appearances

It had been speculated that the Brazilian may accept a pay cut to remain with Madrid next season.

Marcelo, who joined Madrid from Fluminense, made 18 appearances in all competitions this campaign.

Marcelo confirms Real Madrid exit after 15 years with the club
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