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Brazilian defender Marcelo has terminated his contract with Olympiacos after negotiations with the leadership of the Athenian team, local media reports. Only five months after the acquisition of him by the champion of Greece, the 34-year-old Brazilian full-back will no longer be part of the team.
During this period, the former Real Madrid soccer player played 332 minutes in 10 games and scored three goals.
According to the Greek portal Sport24.gr, Marcelo has an offer from another teamwhich covers it both competitively and financially, although it is not specified which club this is.
While his acquisition from Real Madrid in September sparked a wave of enthusiasm among the team’s fans –some 25,000 turned out for his welcome party at the Karaiskakis stadium-, the Brazilian could not find a hole on the left side even with Carlos Corberán, nor with Míchel, the current coach of the club.
The contract he had signed was for one year.with the possibility of extension for another year.
The team from Piraeus, the port of Athens, is the biggest club in Greece, and in the last ten years it has won eight times the Greek league and three times the Greek Cupa period in which he has only missed three times in the group stage of the Champions League.
It is currently ranked 3rd in the helan league, behind Panathinaikos and AEK.
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