Brazilian attacking full-back Marcelo wins his 24th trophy with Real Madrid and becomes the most decorated player in the club’s history.
The Spanish giants Real Madrid clinched the La Liga title season 2021-2022 on Saturday in their 4-0 goals win over Espanyol. It was the 35th league title for Los Blancos. Carlo Ancelotti’s men went 17 points clear of the 2nd placed Sevilla to bag the league title with 4 matches to spare, winning 4-0 goals against the Catalan visitors.
Among other achievements, this win confirmed Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti to become the first-ever manager to win the top five leagues and the Real Madrid captain Marcelo to become the most decorated player of the club’s history with 24 trophies.
After starting the match in the left-back position and assisting a goal in their huge win, Marcelo lifted the La Liga title in front of the home crowd. Real Madrid legend further enhanced his status by adding the 24th trophy in his personal trophy cabinet, the most for any Real Madrid player.
This Brazilian defender started his journey in the La Liga outfit in 2007. He made his debut on 7 January, 2007 against Deportivo. Since his debut, Marcelo has played 16 seasons and made 545 appearances, the most for a foreigner for the Spanish giants. He has scored 38 goals for Real Madrid in his legendary career.
Marcelo has won 24 trophies for Real Madrid including the latest La Liga title season 2021-2022. He is the most decorated player in the history of Real Madrid with the most number of trophies.
Marcelo’s Personal Trophy Cabinet with Real Madrid
Here are the trophies Marcelo has in his rich collection.
- UEFA Champions League – 4
- UEFA Super Cup – 3
- Club World Cup – 4
- La Liga – 6
- Copa del Rey – 2
- Spanish Super Cup – 5
It was an emotional day for the Real Madrid captain Marcelo. He lifted the La Liga title with an honor of the most successful player for Real Madrid. It is probably his last season for Real Madrid in which he bids farewell by lifting the La Liga trophy in front of the home crowd.
Marcelo speaks after winning the La Liga season 2021-2022.
“It’s the most magnificent feeling. We’ve won La Liga as a result of the hard work from the whole team. We have to keep winning. This is the result of hard work, enjoyment, and sacrifice. We’ve managed to win it by combining all the factors.”
“It’s the best thing there is to be able to celebrate with the fans after playing at home. It’s the most incredible thing that a player can experience. It’s a day to celebrate, even though we’re aware that we’ve got an important game coming up, but it’s alright to celebrate and remain focused and motivated for Wednesday.”
Marcelo could add another trophy to his personal cabinet at the end of this season by winning the UEFA Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have still one eye locked on the UEFA Champions League. They suffered a 4-3 goals defeat against Manchester City in the first leg of the semi-finals.
However, the Los Blancos will host the second-leg, trailing by a goal on aggregate at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. The in-form La Liga Champions will fancy their chances to beat the Citizens and play the final for grabbing their 14th UCL glory.