Marcelo has celebrated becoming the Brazilian with most appearances for Real Madrid with a presentation at Florentino Perez‘s offices.
The 33-year-old overtook Roberto Carlos at the end of the season and is now the foreigner with the second most appearances for Los Blancos.
Marcelo has played 528 games for Real Madrid, one more than Roberto Carlos and 31 behind Karim Benzema who has played 559 matches.
Marcelo has just one year left on his Real Madrid contract, which makes the setting for the presentation all the more interesting.
Perez presented the full back with a Real Madrid shirt emblazoned with the message ‘528 games’ at his ACS offices, prompting speculation that the pair may have been discussing the Brazilian’s future at the club.
Marcelo was also recently spotted in Real Madrid‘s offices at Valdebebas but has refused to comment on rumours linking him with a move this summer. The player did, however, take to social media to express his pride at reaching the appearance milestone.
“An indescribable moment,” Marcelo tweeted on Monday.
“To be the Brazilian with the most games in the history of the biggest club in the world is something wonderful.”