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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 for Super League Greece club Olympiacos. Known for his offensive capabilities, trickery, and technical qualities, Marcelo is often regarded as one of the greatest left-backs of all time. He has spent most of his career with Spanish club Real Madrid and is the club's most decorated player, with 25 trophies won.Starting his professional career in 2005, Marcelo won a Campeonato Carioca with Fluminense in 2006, during which 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 174,732 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Marcelo is the 370th most popular soccer player (up from 556th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 137th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Marcelo ranks 370 out of 16,880Before him are Guy Roux, Toninho Cerezo, Fabien Barthez, Petr Čech, Julen Lopetegui, and Masafumi Hara. After him are Wesley Sneijder, Branko Zebec, Alessandro Nesta, Angelo Schiavio, Nobuo Matsunaga, and Oliver Bierhoff.

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Among people born in 1988, Marcelo ranks 6Before him are Rihanna, Robert Lewandowski, Mesut Özil, Emma Stone, and Sergio Agüero. After him are Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jérôme Boateng, Sergio Busquets, Rupert Grint, and Ana de Armas.

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Among people born in Brazil, Marcelo ranks 113 out of 2,067Before him are Deco (1977), Pepe (1983), Carlos Pace (1944), Robinho (1984), Telê Santana (1931), and Toninho Cerezo (1955). After him are Elis Regina (1945), Juninho Pernambucano (1975), Princess Francisca of Brazil (1824), Cláudio Taffarel (1966), Émerson Leão (1949), and Bernardino Machado (1851).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Marcelo ranks 48Before him are Dida (1973), Deco (1977), Pepe (1983), Robinho (1984), Telê Santana (1931), and Toninho Cerezo (1955). After him are Juninho Pernambucano (1975), Cláudio Taffarel (1966), Émerson Leão (1949), Tite (1961), Edu Coimbra (1947), and Raí (1965).

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