Real Madrid signs Marcelo to extension through 2022

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Real Madrid has signed left back Marcelo to a contract extension through the 2022 season, according to Lucas Navarrete of Managing Madrid.

This extends Marcelo’s incredibly long tenure with Real Madrid, which began during the 2006-07 campaign when he came over to the historic Spanish club from Fluminense.

Marcelo has been a steady contributor for Real Madrid ever since.

While he played in just six matches during his first season, he has played in over 30 matches in every single year save the 2012-13 campaign since.

It also took Marcelo three seasons before he scored his first goal with Real Madrid, finishing with four goals overall in 2008-09.

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.

Marcelo has been a part of four La Liga championship squads and has won three Champions League titles while with Real Madrid.

His contract extension comes right as the 29-year-old received a two-match suspension after being handed a red card against Levante on Saturday. Marcelo was hit with the card after kicking out at Levante midfielder Lerma while the two were tussling on the ground.

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

The Spanish Football Federation called the incident “a violent act but without causing any injury.”

Real Madrid can appeal Marcelo’s ban within a period of 10 days.

The result of the match between Real Madrid and Levante was a 1-1 draw.

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