Living legend. Marcelo, Brazilian winger Real Madrid, will become, in the event of a victory for the ‘Merengue’ team against Athletic Club in the final of the Spain Supercup which is being held in Riyadh, in the footballer with the most titles in the history of the white club, hunting down the legend Paco Gento with 23 conquests and beating Manolo Sanchís and Sergio Ramos.
With a supporting role, without the minutes he wants in what is on track to be his last season in the Real Madrid and substitute for Frenchman Ferland Mendy, the final of the Spanish Super Cup will be a special moment for Marcelo. At 33 years old, he has a shot at equaling Gento’s 23 titles, with the aim of surpassing that record with more than one title this year.
The footballer is already history of Real Madrid, considered one of the best left backs along with his compatriot Roberto Carlos. Since he arrived at the ‘White House’ in December 2006, Marcelo has won five leagues, four Champions Leagues, two King’s Cups, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups and four Spanish Super Cups.
Along with the Brazilian, Frenchman Karim Benzema also has the chance to jump up the ladder. If Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid becomes champion, it will be his twentieth title and he will become the fifth most successful player. In his hand, with years still ahead at the club to continue increasing his long list of successes, he is about to lead the record.
Players with the most titles at Real Madrid
- Paco Gento – 23.
- Manolo Sanchis – 22.
- Sergio Ramos – 22.
- Marcelo – 22.
- Camacho – 19.
- Chendo – 19.
- Iker Casillas – 19.
- Karim Benzema – 19.
- Ferdinand Iron – 18.
- Raphaël Varane – 18.
The other life of Marcelo
Marcelo announced the purchase of the Portuguese club Mafra, and is already planning to invest in Brazil, according to what he told the ‘TNT Sports’ portal. The winger, who has a contract with the Valdebebas team until June 2022, has already taken steps towards his future once he leaves football and in 2017 he associated with an investment fund to acquire Azuriz, a small club from the Brazilian state from Parana.
In the interview, the Brazilian revealed that the most “recent acquisition” of the DOZE group, which it integrates with other investors, has been that of the Mafra club, of the Portuguese Second Division, which it intends to use as “european showcase” for players trained at Azuriz. “The idea is to implement a structure that allows us to make the leap towards the European market”he explained.
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