Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, known as Marcelo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. Mainly a left back, he can also operate as a left winger.
Born: May 12, 1988 (age 27), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height: 1.72 m
Family: Clarice Alves (wife, m.2008), Enzo (son)
Full name: Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior
Current teams: Real Madrid C.F. (#12 / Defender), Brazil national football team (Defender)
For a long time I really hated my leg muscles.
By the time I was 10 Irish dancing had made a noticeable impact on my legs. No 10 year old football players were even close to approaching me as far as calf size goes (no 16 year old football player for that matter). Once I reached 13 my muscles were HUGE and I was forever conscious of how they looked. I always wore clothes that hid my legs (although not jeans, because for the life of me I cannot find a pair that fit both my calves and my waist). Even then, people always drew attention to my legs. I would get comments like “they’re massive!”, “they’re like football players legs!” and I have even had people draw comparisons between me and the hulk (charming, I know).
I came to resent Irish dancing. But since I’ve been on Tumblr my mind has been changed. Seeing dancers on here celebrating and admiring the leg muscles of female dancers has made me realise how freaking amazing my legs are! They are a sign of how hard I work. Now I show them off in public. I wear skirts and dresses and skirts, and I feel powerful!