Marcelo Vieira has long been one of finest players at Real Madrid. He has always played a huge role in winning the league titles and Champions League trophies. But There are facts about the Brazilian ace which most of the fans still ignore.

5. Tax Fraud

The Brazilian was alleged, back in 2013, to have defrauded the Spanish tax authorities of €490,917.70. Investigators claimed Marcelo had used companies abroad to handle his image rights. This was all revealed by the Spanish tax authority.

This seems to be a Spanish thing though; both Messi and Ronaldo have seen the taste of this.

4. The tattoos

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☀️💪🏾🌞 #M12

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Marcelo has some of the most attractive and coolest tattoos. The greatest ink is that of his grandfather “Pedro” Who remains the most influential person in his life. He also has his birth-date and shirt number on the left arm.

3. Dog first before sons

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Lola quer beijinho 😘 🐻

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He was once asked: “What are your hobbies? What is a normal day like for you?”

“Playing with dogs, playing with my son (in that order? Come on Marcelino! Said the interviewer), going to the movies, which is where am going after this interview, walking around Madrid, things like that, going to eat.”

Marcelo reserves his biggest and most adorable smiles for his wife Clarice, his three dogs, and his son; apparently in that order!

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