Marcelo signs Real Madrid contract extension

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Real Madrid has agreed a new deal with Marcelo, the club have confirmed.

Now in his 12th season at Real, Marcelo is the second longest serving player after captain Sergio Ramos, having joined the Spanish giants from Brazilian side Fluminense aged 18 back in January 2007, and is the longest serving foreign player in the club's history. He is now the club's second-longest serving foreign player with 414 appearances, behind only his compatriot Roberto Carlos, who played 527 times for Real Madrid.

He found the back of the net a career-high five times during the 2010-11 campaign and has scored at least one goal in every season since his first year with the club.

The 29-year-old has also won 17 major honours during his time in the Spanish capital, including four La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns.

Official Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez wrote in his report that he saw Marcelo kick Lerma in the back away from the action.

The Brazil worldwide received a two-match suspension following a red card for a hard foul at the end of the league game against Levante on Saturday.

Madrid can appeal against the punishment, which includes a fine of €700 for the club and €600 for the player, within 10 days. Additionally, he forged a strong partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo on the left flank, which has gone on to serve Real Madrid well for more than half a decade now.

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