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You are the best, Brazil great Carlos tells Marcelo – Sporting Life


Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has hailed compatriot Marcelo as the “best left-back of all time”.

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Marcelo will leave Real Madrid at the end of this month, ending a 15-year stay in the Spanish capital which saw him become Los Blancos’ most decorated .er.

While .ing a limited role in his final season under Carlo Ancelotti, Marcelo lifted the LaLiga title and won the Champions League, taking his trophy count to 25 with Madrid.

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The 34-year-old was brought in to replace Roberto Carlos when he left Madrid in 2007, and the Brazil legend has lavished praise on his fellow countryman.

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“Marcelo, in my opinion, has been the best left-back of all time. He knows, I have talked to him many times,” the 49-year-old told reporters.

“It is a shame that he has left Madrid. He is not finishing his career. He continues his sequence in his career as a football .er. He has four or five years more.

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“We, from Madrid, are very grateful to him for the titles, 25 titles. He overcame me very easily. I saw him grow in Real Madrid, he arrived t. when he was 17 years old.

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“I didn’t go to his [farewell] presentation because I knew I was going to cry. It was his farewell, I knew I was going to cry because I’ve seen him grow up and look what he’s done.

“Nowadays t. a lot of questions about who was better, Roberto Carlos or Marcelo, but t. is no dispute between me and Marcelo, as he is like my son.

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“I know that he has a great story with Real Madrid. For me, it is as if I was winning with him.

“I wish him the best of luck and thank you very much for everything and that he continues to be an idol, an example a phenomenon.”

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