HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Portuguese club Sporting CP on Dec. 27, 2018.
Marcelo adds depth to Chicago's back line. Is known as a solid teammate and locker room presence who is intelligent both in defense and attack.
OUTSIDE MLS: Marcelo spent eight seasons in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, compiling 172 league appearances (171 starts). A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Marcelo began his career in Portugal’s first division with Rio Ave FC in 2011. The central defender spent seven seasons there (2011-18), tallying at least 20 league starts in five of those campaigns. He also made 11 UEFA Europa League appearances (10 starts) while there. He joined Sporting CP ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, but made only one appearance in the Portuguese League Cup.