Marcelo is Delhi Dynamos’ new Brazilian addition to the squad


HERO Indian Super League third edition is only a month away and all the ISL teams are trying to strengthen their team for ISL trophy challenge. Mumbai City FC signed Diego Forlan as marquee player recently and now Delhi Dynamos have strengthened their attacking option by adding the Brazilian Marcelo Leite Pereira.

Marcelo is naturally a left winger who can also play on the right wing and as a striker is known for his creativity and lethal speed. The 29 year old joins the Delhi Dynamos F.C. squad from Anápolis Futebol Clube, which plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D. He is Dynamos latest signing and is a crucial addition to Gianluca Zambrotta’s side, who has vowed to play attacking brand of football this season.

 “I am thankful to the club for this new opportunity. It is a new challenge for me and I am looking forward to it. I have heard of ISL a lot and really wanted to come and play in India. I hope to have a great stint with the club and help the club in winning the title,” Marcelo said.

Whereas Zambrotta said,“He has played across different leagues in different countries and I am sure his experience will help the team a lot during the season”.

Marcelinho(Marcelo), has played in Spain, Italy, Greece and Brazil. The winger who can double up as a striker has played for various clubs like Skoda Xanthi, Catania, Atromotis, Anapolis and Atletico Madrid B. He was also part of the Atromotis’s UEFA Europa League squad and his best performance came against AIK Solna in 2015, in the preliminary round, where he scored a goal and assisted one to be named the man of the match.

Delhi Dynamos’ Chief Technical Officer Mr. Vishnu Madhu said,“We are very happy to welcome him into the Delhi Dynamos F.C. family. He has played across the world and his versatility is something which will add depth to our squad. We believe he can be a crucial player for the success of the team.”

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