Cristiano Ronaldo receives special invitation from ex-Madrid teammate Marcelo to join him at boyhood club Fluminense

The friendship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo is not really a secret in the football universe. The duo has been very successful in the field during their Golden days. As their decorated careers are approaching the final hour, Marcelo expressed his desire to play with his old friend again.

After his 16 years with Real Madrid, Marcelo joined the Greek side Olympiacos. He hasn’t seen many in-game minutes in the Greek League, making only five appearances, all of which were as a substitute.

Marcelo then received an offer from his boyhood club, Fluminense, which was too good to turn down. He might be looking to retire from his footballing career on the Brazilian side, and the former Brazilian international wants to have a last dance with his friend, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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In an interview, Marcelo reportedly stated, “I sent a message to Cristiano where I said Chris, if you want, you can come here whenever you want, and you will be happy”.

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Marcelo already missed a chance to play with Cristiano again

Ronaldo’s current team, Al-Nassr, was reportedly interested in signing Marcelo after his contract with Olympiakos was terminated due to fitness issues. However, Marcelo decided to opt for his boyhood club as they were quicker and offered him a decent deal.

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Marcelo ages with the passage of time

The 34-year-old signed a two-year contract that is valid until December 2024, with an option for an extension until the end of 2025.

Marcelo began both his youth and professional careers with the Brazilian Serie A side. His extraordinary performance drew the attention of Real Madrid, and he subsequently made the switch in 2007.

How good of a duo were Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo?

Cristiano and Marcelo spent nine years together at the Santiago Bernabeu, during which they won four Champions Leagues together. They also have two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles, three UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups to their name.

The friendship between these two was also visible on the pitch. They were often seen celebrating together, notably performing Cristiano’s signature celebration “SIUUU” together after securing their third Champions League title.

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Ronaldo and Marcelo

Cristiano has also mentioned on multiple occasions that he would love to play with his old friend again.

Fans will definitely rejoice at the reunion of this superb duo, but what is your take on this? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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