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Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior (born 12 May 1988), known as Marcelo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left-back and is the captain of Spanish club Real Madrid. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest left-backs of all time. In 2005, Marcelo won a Campeonato Carioca with Fluminense and in 2006, he was named to the Brasileirão Team of the Season, at age 18. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcelo has received more than 160,799 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Marcelo is the 556th most popular soccer player (down from 363rd in 2019), the 137th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 106th in 2019) and the 58th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Marcelo ranks 556 out of 16,923Before him are Emmanuel Petit, Max Morlock, Hans Schäfer, Mesut Özil, Orlando Peçanha, and Tadahiko Ueda. After him are Herbert Kilpin, Ubaldo Fillol, Igor Belanov, Santos Iriarte, Branko Oblak, and Mário Coluna.

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Among people born in 1988, Marcelo ranks 6Before him are Behati Prinsloo, Rihanna, Robert Lewandowski, Emma Stone, and Mesut Özil. After him are Rupert Grint, Kim Yo-jong, Sergio Agüero, Derrick Rose, Conor McGregor, and Ivan Rakitić.

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Among people born in Brazil, Marcelo ranks 137 out of 1,947Before him are Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain (1811), Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli (1910), Edu Coimbra (1947), Dino Sani (1932), Carlos José Castilho (1927), and Orlando Peçanha (1935). After him are Roberto Burle Marx (1909), Carlos Pace (1944), Eurico Gaspar Dutra (1883), Raí (1965), Aleijadinho (1738), and Hélio Gracie (1913).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Marcelo ranks 58Before him are Zé Roberto (1974), Pepe (1983), Edu Coimbra (1947), Dino Sani (1932), Carlos José Castilho (1927), and Orlando Peçanha (1935). After him are Raí (1965), Aldair (1965), Oscar (1954), Aymoré Moreira (1912), Thiago Silva (1984), and Waldemar de Brito (1913).

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