MARCELO was overcome with emotion after helping Fluminense win the Copa Libertadores.
The former Real Madrid left-back, 35, joined his boyhood club in 2023 after a short spell at Olympiakos Piraeus.
The Brazilian began his career with the Rio de Janeiro team when he joined the youth team at the age of 13.
After making his debut in 2005, he moved to Real Madrid in 2007 and became a Los Blancos legend – winning LaLiga six times and the Champions League five times.
But despite all the successes in this game, there is obviously nothing that compares to being part of Fluminense’s groundbreaking success.
Marcelo’s side defeated Boca Juniors in a thrilling final at the Maracana.
German Cano gave Fluminense the lead before Luis Advincula equalized in the 72nd minute.
Neither team managed to force a late winner and the game went into overtime.
John Kennedy’s 99th-minute goal was enough for Fluminense to win their first-ever Copa Libertadores title.
However, he was sent off for jumping into the stands and celebrating the winner.
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Both teams finished the game with 10 men, with Frank Fabra’s red night leading the teams after him BEATEN a rival player.
Marcelo played 80 minutes before being substituted.
And when the final whistle blew, he defied his age by running onto the pitch to celebrate with his teammates.
As teams flocked to his face, it was obvious what it meant to Marcelo.
Fans couldn’t help but share his joy.
While the game was still in progress, one wrote: “See how much this means to Marcelo. Fluminense must win this game.”
A second post: “Marcelo after winning the Copa Libertadores with his boyhood club Fluminense. Serial winner. Legend.”
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A third shared: “Marcelo started his career at Fluminese, went to Real Madrid, won everything, returned to Fluminese and won the Copa Libertadores.”