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A resume that speaks for itself, Marcelo started his career in his home country of Brazil at Santos where he played in over 40 matches and guided the club to a Semi Final berth in the Copa Libertadores as well as winning the Campeonato Paulista.

The 191cm defender kicked off his European journey two seasons later, first at Polish side Wisla Krakow where he had a breakout season making 48 appearances and scoring 10 goals.

Marcelo then moved to Dutch heavyweights PSV Eindhoven where he featured in 91 matches and won the KNVB Cup and Johan Cruyff Shield during his three seasons at the club.

The Brazilian’s strong performances continued with Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga where he made 77 appearances in Germany’s top flight.

During his time in Germany, Marcelo was also loaned out to Turkish powerhouse Besiktas where he won the Super Lig in his first season at the club.

The following season saw the defender earn a more permanent deal in Turkey that saw him continue to achieve success by winning the Super Lig for the second time.

Returning afterwards to Europe, Marcelo signed for Lyon where he spent five seasons at the Ligue 1 club making over 130 appearances.

During his time in Lyon, Marcelo was named the Coupe de la Ligue runner up and more recently spent last season at Bordeaux where he made 11 appearances.

The move to the A-Leagues this season with the Wanderers will mark the first time Marcelo will play in Australia.








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