The brazilian side Marcelolegend of real Madridwas received this Friday at the Maracana stadium with a presentation party of more than 35,000 Fluminense fans, the club to which he returns after 16 years.
When stepping on the court maracanain the company of his wife and two children, the public applauded the winger non-stop for several minutes and when the player wanted to address his fans, the “Flu” fans interrupted him to shout his name louder.
“In the best moment of my life I am coming home. No! I’m already home”declared the 34-year-old winger excited, who exalted the club’s management for “making possible” his “return” and for the “trust” placed in him.
In his thank you message, before officially receiving the number “12” shirt, Marcelo promised “fight and dedication” to bring “joy and passion” to the fans of Tricolor Carioca.
The several hours of waiting had musical presentations headed by the rapper Filipe Ret, one of the popular singers of the moment and a personal friend of Marcelo, who dedicated the song to the side “Unbeaten”.
In the chants of the fans there was no shortage of provocations against Fluminense’s main rival in the arena, Flamengo.
Since the early hours of the afternoon, Fluminense fans have gathered at the maracanamany of them with masks of the famous player and with the number “12” shirts.
He prodigal son Fluminense’s most illustrious player made his debut in 2005 at the age of 17 and quickly, in 2007, left for Real Madrid, where he stayed until 2022, winning titles in Spain and Europe that led him to be ranked as the best left-back in the world.
For the presentation act, Fluminense also called on their fans to bring nonperishable foodwhich will be donated to a charity.
Marcelowho returns to Brazil after a discreet passage through the olympiacos Greek and making history with Real Madrid, has signed a contract with Fluminense until December 2024, with the option to extend it for one more season, until the end of 2025.
The charismatic full-back is one of the great jewels that have emerged from the Fluminense base, with whom he made his debut in 2005, at just 17 years of age.
With “Flu”, Marcelo played forty games and scored six goals, in addition to winning the Carioca Championship title and the 2005 Rio Cup