You’ve done it again. You’re incredible. Yesterday I had the honour of accompanying you to Zurich once again to attend The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony. Like last year, you were both chosen by thousands of professional footballers from all over the world to join the FIFA FIFPro World 11 2016. In other words, you are among the best eleven players on the planet and that’s how you end an unforgettable 2016. As President of RR-Soccer Management Agency, it is a pride to be your agent.
Sergio, brother, there are no words I can say. Those of us who know you know that you work very hard every day, and these awards and recognitions are no coincidence. Your teammates and fans have acknowledged this: you have been the most voted in the UEFA 2016 Team of the Year and now you are again, for the seventh time (sixth time running) in the FIFA FIFPro World 11.
Marcelo, your teammates think the same as me: you are the best winger in the world. It is the third time (second time running) that you appear in the FIFA FIFPro World 11. Your effort and passion for this sport, always with a smile, make you keep up a level within the reach of very few season after season.
My sincere congratulations to both of you. Now it’s time to make history this season.
Ten years ago today you stepped onto the pitch at the Santiago Bernabéu for the first time on the day of your presentation; since then, you have matured and become a first rate player. Without a doubt, I am proud to be your agent and proud that you form part of RR Soccer Management Agency.
At 18, you were still a teenager when you arrived and thanks to your hard work and humility you have become one of the best defenders in the world. Since then, you have played 372 official matches, scored 26 goals and you have won everything: 2 Champions Leagues, 3 La Liga titles, 2 Copas del Rey, 2 European Super Cups, 2 Spanish Supercups and 1 Club World Cup. What’s more, you have twice been selected as part of the FIFA FIFPro World XI.
But what really makes you great is not your impressive roll of honours, but your own personality. You work hard to improve every day and always do so with a smile, the same one you showed when you started playing football in Brazil as a kid.
This morning you received a well-deserved tribute at the Santiago Bernabéu. It has been a pleasure to accompany you and share this moment with you.
And there’s still plenty of football left in your boots. Congratulations on so many years at the elite level, and I hope you continue to win trophies while enjoying this sport you are so passionate about.
The European Super Cup Final took place yesterday at Trondheim’s Lerkendal Stadion (Norway). Played between Real Madrid and Sevilla FC, the final ended in a 3-2 victory for Los Blancos. Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, both represented by RR Soccer Management Agency, collected their second European Super Cup title after tasting success in 2014.
Both players started for the side coached by Zinedine Zidane. The Camas-born defender levelled the tie at 2-2 in the 93rd minute to take the game to extra time, which ended with a victory for Real Madrid. What’s more, Sergio was also presented with the Man of the Match award.
And so, Ramos and Marcelo continue to collect European titles to add to their record after winning their second Champions League on 28 May last. Congratulations to you both and we hope that you can continue to win titles this season.
On Saturday 28 May, Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the eleventh time. Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, both represented by RR Soccer Management Agency, collected their second UEFA Champions League medals.
Winning this tournament is no easy feat. Many great players have finished their careers without ever achieving the title. Winning a UEFA Champions League is within reach of very few footballers. To win two is reserved for an even more select group.
Sergio, brother, what can I tell you that you don’t know already? You deserve everything that has come your way. You never had anything handed to you and I’m sure that you’ll continue with same ambition and dedication to keep winning titles. I can’t describe the emotions we felt in the stands of the San Siro when you scored the final’s opening goal. Words are not enough. Those of us who know you are certain that you won’t drop the pace and that you will continue to compete with the same intensity and ambition as when you kicked a ball around Camas.
Marcelo, you are also a fundamental part of this Real Madrid team. I saw you suffer and grit your teeth in extra time. You gave everything up to the last drop of sweat, as you always do. You are an exemplary athlete, on and off the field, and I am especially pleased that you played in this final as a starter and you can treasure the memory of this title forever.
Sergio and Marcelo, I hope you both go on to win many more titles. It is an honour to represent you both.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to travel to Zurich (Switzerland) for the Ballon d’Or and FIFA/FIFProWorld XI 2015 award ceremony.
Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, both of whom I represent, have been selected by professional footballers all over the world that make up the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) to be included in the FIFPro World XI 2015.
It is particularly gratifying for me that they have been selected by their own fellow professionals. In Sergio’s case, this is his sixth inclusion. How time flies, brother! So much has happened since you first received this accolade in 2008. Without a doubt, this is recognition of your hard work and consistency over all these years. It’s not easy to stay at such a high level for so many seasons.
This is Marcelo’s second inclusion. Your passion for football makes you unique on and off the pitch. I’m so pleased by this award and hope it helps you maintain the same level of ambition and motivation you demonstrate season after season.
My warmest congratulations to both of you, this recognition is the fruit of the work you both put in every day. Wishing you a season in which you continue to achieve further success.
Real Madrid footballer Marcelo Vieira, represented by René Ramos, has been named as a Friend of the Madrid Committee for UNICEF. The Brazilian international stated his “immense pride to be here helping children that need it. I’ll do my part to help kids to grow well and have everything they need.”
Marcelo, who has collaborated with UNICEF on previous occasions, reiterated his support for children that most need it. The full back said that “football is a world with the power and potential to help a huge amount. We have the power to do so much.” He also added that he would give his all “to see children smile.”
José María Palazuelos, Secretary of the Madrid Committee for UNICEF, accompanied Marcelo at the event and highlighted that “he’s a great defender of children and he will contribute to making the voice of children reach further afield.”
The naming of Marcelo as a Friend of the Madrid Committee for UNICEF shows, once again, Marcelo’s commitment to charitable causes in general and children in particular.
Marcelo Vieira and Real Madrid have reached an agreement under which the Brazilian fullback will extend his commitment to Los Blancos up to the 2019-2020 season.
The defender was signed from Fluminense in the 2006-2007 season. Since then, he has been a part of some of Real Madrid’s most memorable moments. In the nine seasons he has worn the famous white shirt, Marcelo has won one Champions League, one Club World Cup, one European Supercup, three La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles and two Spanish Supercups. He has also been selected on one occasion in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.
Marcelo is also a regular in the Brazilian national team, with which he has won two Olympic medals (silver at the London 2012 Games and bronze at the Beijing 2008 Games) and a Confederations Cup.