Ex-Real star Marcelo leaves Olympiacos just five months after joining
Real Madrid and Brazil great Marcelo has left Olympiacos just five months after signing for the Greek Super League champions.
The left-back, a five-time Champions League winner, called an end to his glittering Madrid career in September as he joined Olympiacos on a free transfer.
Marcelo made just five appearances in the Greek top flight this term, failing to start in any of those, after signing a reported one-year deal with an option of an additional year extension.
The 34-year-old took to Instagram to confirm he had parted ways with Olympiacos on Saturday.
"I have lived unforgettable moments in Greece, in which I was warmly welcomed to a new home, not only for me, but also for my family," he wrote.
"Piraeus and the people have all my heart and this won't be my last time in this amazing country. I can only express gratitude for wearing the Olympiacos jersey.
"Even though the brief stay, the experience and the friends I made there will be forever marked in my life.
"Today I say goodbye but I'm leaving my affection and respect to the president, my team-mates, all the employees and fans of the club.
"I wish Olympiacos a successful future! Thank you, Olympiacos."
The Greek Super League side added: "The entire Olympiacos family would like to thank @MarceloM12 for his cooperation and presence in Olympiacos.
"The time he stayed with us was brief but enough to create everlasting bonds. He knows that in Greece, in Piraeus he will always have friends!"
Reports suggest retirement is not on the cards for Marcelo, who remains Madrid's most decorated player after the 58-cap Brazil international lifted 25 major trophies with the LaLiga giants.