KATHMANDU: Real Madrid is going hosting a special farewell program for Brazilian midfielder Marcelo this afternoon.
Real Madrid has never given such an honor to any other player.
However, many other club legends, including Cristiano Ronaldo, were not given.
Real Madrid had an unforgettable season for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, beating Liverpool in the Champions League final at the end of May.
The success comes less than a month after Real Madrid won its 35th La Liga title with four rounds of action remaining. Because they emphasize domestic glory.
Marcelo said goodbye to the club after it was confirmed at the end of his contract that he would be leaving this season.
The veteran Brazilian has spent 16 years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
He was expected to return to his native Brazil. No future move has been confirmed yet.
Ronaldo won four Champions League titles during his time in the Spanish capital but was sold to Juventus after his relationship with the club hierarchy became fractured.
There was no official goodbye press conference for the Portuguese player, whose last moment in a Real Madrid shirt was in the celebrations of the aftermath of the 2018 Champions League final.
When he gave a speech praising the club and his teammates, but not confirming his exit.
Marcelo’s illustrious career in the Spanish capital saw him win 25 trophies – more than any other player in the club’s history.
When he surpassed the previous record held by club legend Paco Gento, who won 23 trophies with Los Blancos.
Marcelo not only broke records, he also became the first non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid to the league title and Champions League crown.
The Brazilian assumed the leadership role at the start of the season after Sergio Ramos moved to join Paris Saint-Germain.
The left-back has said of his impending exit: “I don’t feel like a legend. I am a person that enjoys every moment.
I had the luck of being captain and lifting the cup before my goodbye.
Already the last match was a mini-goodbye but now I can’t say goodbye better than with my fifth Champions League. It has closed a beautiful cycle.”