Revealed: Marcelo Net Worth, Endorsements and Salary
Marcelo is a Brazilian professional footballer for the Spanish club, Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. Through this article, we take a look at Marcelo Net Worth, Marcelo Endorsements and Marcelo Salary.
A childhood troubled by poverty, Marcelo started playing futsal at the age of nine. And by the time he turned 13, he was roped in by Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro. In 2006, aged 18, he was named in the Brasileirão Team of the Season which paved the way for a dream move to Europe.
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By the end of the year, Marcelo joined Real Madrid for an $8 million fee. With the Spanish giants, he has won four UEFA Champions Leagues, being elected to the Squad of the Season three times, as well as four La Liga titles.
After a couple of average seasons, Marcelo enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2010-11. Under the new coach, Jose Mourinho, he played as a left back. He started all league games, paying back the coach’s confidence in him with some strong displays both in defence as well as attack.
On 25 November 2010, Marcelo was named as a part of the 55 player shortlist for the FIFA World XI. His goal and assist against Lyon helped Real Madrid advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2004.
Marcelo continued his excellent season by scoring in the second leg against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou. The string of impressive performances earned him a starting spot in UEFA’s starting XI. By the time the season ended, he was called as the best left back in the world. In fact, Argentina legend, Diego Maradona said he was the third best player in La Liga, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
In the following season, he helped Real Madrid win their 32nd league title. Marcelo was also involved with the Brazilian Olympic football team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
In the 2013-14 season, the Brazilian scored Real Madrid’s third goal of their 4–1 win in the 2014 UEFA Champions League final against Atlético Madrid, with an extra-time strike from outside the box. He then played a significant role, as Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
For Brazil, he scored on his debut against Wales in 2006. In 2008, he helped Brazil clinch the bronze medal at the summer Olympics. He, however, did not get a call for the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad.
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Marcelo was part of Brazil’s 2012 Olympic team, as one of the three over-age players, where Brazil won a silver medal. He started in all five games for Brazil during the 2013 Confederations Cup where the five-time world champions beat Spain to lift the title.
In the following year, he played his first World Cup, helping his side make it to the semifinal on home soil. Marcelo also featured for Brazil in the 2018 World Cup.
Just like other players, Marcelo also earns a significant amount of his net worth from endorsements. Until 2012, Marcelo was signed by Nike for the majority of his equipment. Currently, he endorses the brand, Adidas. But the details of the deal are not known.
The Brazil star receives a weekly salary $150,000, which coupled with bonuses, takes his annual income to around $5.2 million.
Marcelo Net Worth:
Marcelo’s current estimated net worth is around $17 million. He also owns several properties in Spain and Brazil. The estimated value of his Madrid luxury house is approximately $1.9 million. He also owns many luxury cars including Audi, Lamborghini and Range rover all of whose estimated worth is $1.4 million.
The star defender has also made some investments which amount to around $8.1 million.
|Teams||Brazil, Real Madrid|
|Salary||$150,000 per week|
|Net Worth||$17 million|
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