Bordon in 2008 at Schalke
|Full name||Marcelo José Bordon|
|Date of birth||7 January 1976|
|Place of birth||Ribeirão Preto, Brazil|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2010.
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.
Between 2004 and July 2010 he played for Bundesliga side Schalke 04. 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.
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|Schalke 04 captain