Wanderers farewell Captain Marcelo

Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed the departure of Isuzu UTE A-League Captain Marcelo. Marcelo was contracted for the 24/25 A-League Men’s season; however, he requested a termination of his contract which the club reluctantly accepted.

The Brazilian defender joined the Red & Black at the start of the 2022/23 season and went on to make 52 appearances over two seasons, scoring three goals and providing three assists, while also securing seventeen clean sheets across all competitions.

Marcelo was integral to the Wanderers’ defence since joining the club, playing a pivotal role in securing the club’s first finals spot in six years.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 20: Marcelo Guedes Filho of the Wanderers celebrates scoring a goal during the A-League Men round 13 match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory at CommBank Stadium, on January 20, 2024, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO Scott Hudson thanked Marcelo for his contribution to the club.

“A fantastic ambassador and natural leader on and off the pitch, Marcelo will forever be remembered by the Wanderers faithful for his leadership and passion for the club.”

“The Wanderers would like to thank Marcelo for his contribution to the club and wish him and his family all the best in the future” said Hudson.

Marcelo thanked the club and has thoroughly enjoyed the past two seasons where he felt honoured to captain the team.

“I want to sincerely thank the Western Sydney Wanderers, my teammates, all the staff, and our incredible fans for the last two seasons where I served as captain.”

“It has been an honour to lead such a committed and talented group.”

“I’ve given my all, just as I have throughout my entire career. Your unwavering support has meant the world to me, and this journey will forever hold a special place in my heart.”

“The memories we’ve created and the friendships we’ve formed will always be cherished. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.”