Defender Marcelo broke down into tears during an emotional farewell to Real Madrid, where he has spent 16 years as a player.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, Raul and Dani Carvajal were equally in tears during the Brazilian’s farewell press conference.
The Brazilian signed for for Los Blancos in 2006 and has a haul including five Champions League titles, four Club World Cups and six La Liga crowns. Marcelo added that he “arrived to the club a boy and leave it as a man”.
His departure comes after his side beat Liverpool 1-0 in the Champions League final in Paris last month, his 25th trophy with the club.
Marcelo: “I tried to promise myself that I would try to speak normally. I wanted to thank the club, my teammates (crying), the coaches I worked with, the people who work at the club’s headquarters.
“Today is the happiest day since I’ve been in Madrid because as I leave I realise I’ve left a legacy.”
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