Marcelo Vieira is a Brazilian Famous football player who plays for Super League Greece club Olympiacos as a left-back. Marcelo Vieira is known for his offensive capabilities, trickery, and technical qualities, and he is often regarded as one of the greatest left-backs of all time. He won so many awards in different matches. Check all the details below about Marcelo Vieira’s Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Children, Career, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Marcelo Vieira Wiki/Biography
Marcelo Vieira was born on 12th May 1988 (Age: 34 years; As of 2022) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His full real name is Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior and is commonly known by his nickname Marcelo.
His nationality is Brazilian and his ethnicity is South American. His zodiac sign is Taurus and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous Brazilian football player.
Marcelo Vieira Educational Qualification
He doesn’t tell about his educational qualification details according to media sources. Also, never shared her educational details on his social media handles.
Marcelo Vieira Physical Stats
- Height: 5′ 9″ inches
- Weight: 74.8 kg
- Body Measurements: 40-15-33
- Hair Colour: Black
- Eye Color: Dark brown
- Shoe Size: 9.5 US
Marcelo Vieira Family & Parents
Marcelo Vieira was born into a middle-class family to Brazilian parents. His father’s name is Marcelo Vieira da Silva and his mother’s name is Maria da Silva.
He has one sibling. His sister’s name is Julia Vieira. His maternal family name is Vieira and his second or paternal family is da, Silva. His grandfather whose name is Pedro Vieira his grandfather supported him financially. His grandfather died in 2014 July.
Marcelo Vieira Wife & Children
Marcelo Vieira’s marital status is married. Marcelo Vieira get married in 2008 to his longtime girlfriend Clarice Alves.
On 24th September 2009, the couple announced their first child, a son named Enzo Gattuso Alves Vieira. On 1st September 2015, the couple announced their second child, a son Liam.
They both lived happily together and with their children and enjoy their life joyfully.
Marcelo Vieira Career & Profession
He started playing Futsal at the age of 9 and by age 13 and he was on the books of Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro. Marcelo came from a very poor background and even considered quitting football but his grandfather convinced him to continue with the sport.
In 2007, he joined Real Madrid during the January transfer window. On his arrival, club President Ramón Calderón said, “He is an important signing for us. We’re very happy because he’s a pearl that half of Europe wanted. On 14 April 2007, then coach Fabio Capello gave Marcelo his first start for Real Madrid against Racing de Santander. Many spectators hailed him as Brazilian and Real Madrid great Roberto Carlos’ potential successor in the left-back role.
His ability, speed running across the field, attack, and defense had enabled him to become a very important player for Real Madrid. After a string of poor performances in 2009, Marcelo found himself on the bench for much of the remaining season while under new manager Juande Ramos, mainly as deputy to the more defensive-minded Gabriel Heinze. He scored his first goal after receiving a heel flick from striker Gonzalo Higuaín and slotting the ball past the goalkeeper in Madrid’s 4–0 thumping of Sporting Gijon.
Marcelo scored his second goal for Real Madrid in a victory over Almería, a powerful strike from outside the box with his weaker right foot. On 18 April 2009, he scored the third goal of his Real Madrid career, when he scored the only goal of the game against Huelva away from home. He scored his fourth goal against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in April 2009. Under the next head coach Manuel Pellegrini, Marcelo consistently featured in the starting XI for his versatility and pace along the left flank in offensive and defensive roles.
He admitted in a press conference at the end of 2009, “I now feel better playing as a winger.”In the 2010–11 season under new coach José Mourinho, Marcelo was back in his natural position of left back. He started all league games, paying back the coach’s confidence in him with defensive steel and attacking intent, and gained the coach’s admiration.
He had a terrific match against Lyon in the Champions League. Marcelo then continued his fine season by scoring in the second leg of the semi-finals against Barcelona in Camp Nou. Marcelo’s successful campaign in the Champions League earned him a starting spot in UEFA’s starting XI.
Diego Maradona said he was the third-best player in La Liga, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He was sent off on 17th August 2011 during Madrid’s 3-2 loss to Barcelona. And on 3rd December 2011, he scored Madrid,s third goal in a 3-0 victory over Sporting Gijon in La Liga. Paolo Maldini gave credit to Marcelo and called him the current left back,” who is a great attacker and defender, a specialist of both areas.” He had more ability than me with the ball and he joins in better,” and even called him his heir.
He was part of the starting XI as Real Madrid claimed their 32nd league title. As of February 2013, Marcelo had returned from injury and captained Real Madrid on 23 February at the Estadio Riazor which ended in a 2–1 victory for Los Merengues. On 20 April, he played as the captain again against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu. He scored the opening goal for Real Madrid against Chelsa in the Guinness International Champions Cup 2013.
Marcelo scored Real Madrid’s third goal of their 4–1 win in the Champions League final against city rivals Atlético Madrid, with an extra-time strike from outside the box after coming on as a substitute for Fábio Coentrao.On 10 July 2015, Marcelo signed a new contract with Real Madrid, keeping him at the club until 2020. On 18 October 2015, he scored his first goal of the season by scoring Real Madrid’s first goal in a 3–0 home win against Levante.
He played 30 matches when Madrid won La Liga and was a regular starter when Madrid won the Champions League after defeating Juventus 4–1 in the final. During the Champions League, he made eleven appearances, while scoring three goals, with Madrid winning their third consecutive and 13th overall Champions League title after defeating Liverpool 3–1 in the final.
Marcelo made 15 appearances during the league season, as Real Madrid won the league title. He appeared in a total of 19 matches in all competitions as Real Madrid finished second in the league behind Atlético Madrid. He was assigned the role after Ramos left, making him the first foreign captain since 1904.
On 19 October 2021, Marcelo made his 100th Champions League appearance in a 5–0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk. On 30 April 2022, after winning La Liga, Marcelo became the player with the most titles in the history of Real Madrid, surpassing Paco Gento, with 24. After the final, Marcelo announced that he would leave the club after 15 years.
On 3 September 2022, Marcelo signed for Super League Greece club Olympiacos.n Marcelo’s debut, Olympiacos, the team suffered a hard defeat at home against Qarabag, from Azerbaijan, by 3-0, in a game valid for the Europa League. Marcelo came on in the second half replacing midfielder Bouchalakis.
He scored on his Brazil debut in a 2-0 victory against Wales at Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane. He has been compared to former Brazilian national team left-back Roberto Carlos, who also played for Real. Madrid. They both played together during the second half of the 2006-2007 season before Carlos move to the Turkish club Fenerbahce. He was called up for the 2008 Olympic squad, where he won a bronze medal.
Despite not being called up by then-Brazil coach Dunga, he was selected again by new boss Mano Menezes for a friendly against the United States on 10 August 2010. He was the Man of the Match for a friendly 2–1 win against Mexico away on 11 October 2011, scoring the winner by dribbling past several players and then blasting the goal into the net. He was selected as a member of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s 23-man Brazil squad that took part in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil.
In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was once again played on home soil, Marcelo scored an own goal in the 11th minute of the opening game against Croatia on 12 June, deflecting a shot by Nikica Jelavić for the first goal of the competition. In May 2018, he was named to the final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In May 2019, he was excluded from Brazil’s final 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América by manager Tite.
Marcelo Vieira Favorite Things
- Favorite playing position: Defender
- Favorite Car: Audi
- Favorite Footballer: Ronaldo
- Favorite Sportsman: Ronaldo
Marcelo Vieira Awards & Achievements
- Campeonato Carioca in 2005.
- Taça Rio in 2005.
- La Liga in 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2019–20,2021–22.
- Copa del Rey in 2010–11, 2013–14.
- Supercopa de España in 2008, 2012, 2017, 2019–20, 2021–22.
- UEFA Champions League in 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2021–22.
- UEFA Super Cup in 2014, 2016, 2017.
- FIFA Club World Cup in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018.
- FIFA U-17 World Cup runner-up in 2005.
- Summer Olympics silver medal in 2012 & bronze medal in 2008.
- FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013.
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year in 2006.
- France Football Team of the Decade (2010–2019).
- L’Équipe Team of the Season in 2011,2016,2017, 2018.
- ESPN Best Left-back of the Year 2017, 2018.
- UEFA Team of the Year in 2011,2017,2018.
- FIFA FIFPro World XI in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018,2019.
- FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014, 2018.
- La Liga Team of the Season in 2015–16.
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season in 2010–11,2015–16,2016–17, 2017–18.
- ESM Team of the Year in 2015–16, 2016–17.
- IFFHS Men’s World Team in 2017, 2018.
- IFFHS World Team of the Decade in 2011–2020.
- IFFHS CONMEBOL Team of the Decade in 2011–2020.
Marcelo Vieira’s Style of Playing
In 2011, he was honored by football legends such as Paolo Maldini and Diego Maradona, the latter of whom also him the best player in the world in his position. Due to his attacking prowess, nationality, and playing a role, Marcelo has frequently been compared to compatriot Roberto Carlos, who himself described Marcelo as his heir in 2012, and also labeled him as the world’s best left-back; regarding Marcelo’s technical skills, he commented: “Marcelo possesses a better technical ability than me.”
Because of his skill, attacking abilities, achievements, and decisive performances in important games, he is considered by many in the sport to be the best left-back in the world. He is commonly known for his offensive capabilities, trickery, and technical qualities, he plays mainly as a left-sided attacking full-back or wing-back.
His explosive pace, energy, and clever movement, both on and off the ball, also make him a dangerous threat on counter-attacksMoreover, his crossing ability, precise passing, and his eye for the final ball allow him to function as a secondary playmaker for his team, and enable him to link-up with other players, create goalscoring chances, and provide assists for teammates. Despite his ability going forward, however, the defensive side of Marcelo’s game has been brought into question by pundits on occasion, who have cited his defensive solidity.
Marcelo Vieira Net Worth
Marcelo Vieira’s net worth is estimated at $16 million dollars. His weekly salary is $100,000 coupled with bonuses and his annual salary is $5.2 million dollars (as of October 2022). His last contract is with Olympiacos Piraeus on 2nd September 2022 and expires on 30th June 2023.
Marcelo Vieira Social Handles
Marcelo Vieira Amazing Facts
- Marcelo Vieira currently playing in the team Olympiacos F.C.
- His jersey name is 12.
- His position is left-back.
- Marcelo was called up for the 2008 Olympic squad, where he won a bronze medal.
- In May 2018, he was named to the final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup where he again was named to the tournament’s Dream Team.
- In 2017 Marcelo started investing in football clubs with his company DOZE (“Twelve”).
- The company became the majority shareholder of Campeonato Paranaense club Azuriz based in Marmeleiro, Parana.
- He won a silver medal with the Brazilian national team at the 2012 Olympics.
- In 2021, the company invested in the Portuguese club Mafra.
- Marcelo wanted to withdraw from the tournament to attend his funeral but stayed to play with the Brazil team to honor his grandfather’s wishes.
- On 26 July 2011, Marcelo attained Spanish nationality, which allows him to be registered normally rather than as a non-EU player, of which there is a strict quota allowed.
- Marcelo tested corona positive on 15th December 2021.
- Marcelo was unveiled as one of Adidas’ new icons for the German brand during a promotional event at the Bernabéu store in 2013 April.
- At the event, Marcelo said, “Throughout my career, I have achieved some of my dreams, and this is one too.
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