Marcelo Bordon

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Marcelo Bordon
Marcelo Bordon.jpg
Bordon in 2008 at Schalke
Personal information
Full name Marcelo José Bordon
Date of birth (1976-01-07) 7 January 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1983–1993 Botafogo-SP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 São Paulo 73 (2)
1999–2004 VfB Stuttgart 129 (11)
2004–2010 Schalke 04 168 (14)
2010–2011 Al Rayyan 11 (1)
Total 381 (28)
National team
2004 Brazil 1 (0)
Teams managed
2016– Rio Branco-SP[1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcelo José Bordon (born 7 January 1976 in Ribeirão Preto) is a retired Brazilian footballer. He lastly played centre back for Al Rayyan Sports Club in the Qatar Stars League but he was mostly known in Germany, playing for Bundesliga teams VfB Stuttgart and Schalke 04. Since 2016, he is managing Rio Branco-SP.[1]


Between 2004 and July 2010 he played for Bundesliga side Schalke 04.[2] He joined the club for a €2.6 million transfer fee from VfB Stuttgart. There, he formed a formidable central defence alongside Mladen Krstajić, boasting a formidable aerial ability and a capacity for leadership that earned him the role as team captain from the 2006–07 season until the summer of 2010. Although not a regular for the Brazilian national side, he was part of the team that won the 2004 Copa América.

On 5 July 2010, his contract with Schalke was canceled[3] and he signed three days later on 8 July 2010 a one-year contract with Al-Rayyan Sports Club.[4] earning approximately €6.5 million per year.


  1. ^ a b "Rio Branco lança Bordon, ex-zagueiro do São Paulo, na carreira de treinador" (in Portuguese). 16 December 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bordon, Marcelo José" (in German). Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bordon makes Schalke exit". 5 July 2010. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Obrigado e até logo, Marcelo Bordon!" (in German). FC Schalke 04. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ebbe Sand
Schalke 04 captain
Succeeded by
Mladen Krstajić