PSV sign Marcelo

08 juli 2010 15:35
Marcelo. Marcelo.
PSV have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Marcelo from the Polish club Wisla Krakow. The 23-year-old has signed a three-deal with PSV on Thursday, with an option to extend the contract by a further two years. Marcelo won the Polish title with Wisla Krakow in 2009. “I’m proud to be wearing the PSV shirt. The club boasts a long and rich history”, said Marcelo.

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Big, strong and fast
PSV´s Technical Manager Marcel Brands is delighted with the signing of the 1,90m- tall centre back whose full name is Marcelo Antônio Guedes Filho. “Big, strong and fast, he brings added value to the squad. He will join the squad for training as soon as possible”, said Brands. Marcelo is a product of the Santos youth academy where former PSV players Alex and Alicides also rose through the ranks. In 2008, he left Santos for Wisla Krakow. The centre back scored seven goals for the Polish club last season. Marcelo told PSV.TV that he is proud to be wearing the PSV shirt. “PSV boasts a long and rich history. I want to develop into an important first-team player and win the Eredivisie title here”, said the Brazilian during his first interview at the Philips Stadium. I’m extremely proud to follow in the footsteps of Romário and Ronaldo.”

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PSV´s eighteenth Brazilian
Many Brazilians over the years have played for PSV. Romário de Souza Faria, who was the first Brazilian to join PSV in 1988, was undoubtedly the most colourful figure. The former striker, who is 43 years old, spent five years in Eindhoven. He scored 98 goals for PSV in 109 league appearances. PSV welcome Marcelo as their eighteenth Brazilian player ever. Seventeen fellow countrymen preceded him, including Cássio Ramos and Jonathan Reis who still ply their trade in Eindhoven. In 1996, PSV completed a deal with Marcelo, a striker, whose full name is Marcelo Silva Ramos. He spent one season with PSV, scoring 11 goals in 22 appearances.

PSV´s Technical Manager Marcel Brands shakes hands with new signing Marcelo. PSV´s Technical Manager Marcel Brands shakes hands with new signing Marcelo.
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A survey of Brazilian PSV players
Romário (1988-1993), Vampeta (1994-1998), Ronaldo (1994-1996), Marcelo (Silva Ramos, 1996-1997), Claudio (1996-2003), Jorginho (1998-1999), Marcos (1998-1999), Marquinho (2000-2004), Leandro (2001-2005), Alex (2004-2007), Gomes (2004-2008), Robert (2004-2007), Tardelli (2006-2007), Alcides (2006-2008), (2007-2008), Fagner (2007-2008), Jonathan (2007-present and Cássio Ramos (2007-present).



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