His time in that famous white shirt was truly special as he played a massive part in several all-conquering teams.
The Brazilian was a crucial cog in the Zinedine Zidane juggernaut that one three European Cups on the bounce and he also played part in six La Liga title-winning sides.
While he might have been defender, Marcelo’s goalscoring record would be the envy of many a midfielder, racking up 37 strikes over the course of his 544-game career at Madrid.
Couple that with his 107 assists and you begin to understand just how special Marcelo was.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end and it seems the time for the Brazilian to pass on the baton has come.
That baton looks like it will be in very safe hands though with footage today emerging of Marcelo’s son, Enzo, scoring a fantastic header for the Real Madrid academy.
Enzo has begun making waves this season and the latest footage just proves that he could be a serious prospect.
Born in 2009, Enzo towers above the opposition to nod home a thunderous header before peeling away and performing Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic celebration.
Judging from the clip below, it seems his dad, who was watching on proudly, joined him belting out a ‘Siuuu’ following the goal.
Marcelo celebrating his son Enzo scoring for Real Madrid's academy 🤍 pic.twitter.com/9pAypNTlYg— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 25, 2022
Brilliant – just look what it means to the whole family.
Young Enzo certainly has big shoes to fill if he is to follow in the footsteps of his father but the early signs are all overwhelmingly positive.
Elsewhere, Ronaldo’s son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr also continues to show signs of his immense potential.
The youngster, who is currently at the Manchester United academy regularly does the rounds on social media after pulling off a remarkable free kick or scoring in a game.
As the old guard of that remarkable Real side begins to drift off in retirement, we can only hope the the next generation are able to follow in their footsteps.
Just imagine the scenes if Enzo and Cristiano Jr are lifting European cups in a decade’s time.