Real Madrid's Club World Cup triumph in Japan was the 13th cup won by Marcelo during his time in the Spanish capital, bringing him level with countryman and former teammate Roberto Carlos in that regard.
Since the 28-year-old left-back landed in the capital in the winter of the 2006/07 season, he has managed to get his hands on every trophy available to the modern Spanish club footballer.
Indeed, his haul of three LaLigas, two Copa del Reys and two Supercopa de Espana titles; as well as Champions Leagues, two Club World Cups and three UEFA Super Cups means that a staggering 13 trophies have been lifted by the Brazilian in his 10-year stint at the Estadio Santiago. A quite remarkable feat given the competition provided by the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Interestingly, his record is nearly identical to that of his fellow Brazilian Roberto Carlos, who also won 13 pieces of silverware during his time in the Spanish capital.
In Carlos' 11 years as a Real Madrid; he won four leagues, three Champions Leagues, two Intercontinental Cups, three Supercopas and one UEFA Super Cup.
A brief overlap
The duo spent just over half a season together at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in 2006/07, during which time Marcelo was mentored with great success by the elder statesman.
Recalling that period in a recent interview, Roberto Carlos said: "Marcelo has no limits."
"Playing in the same position as mine and talking about him for me is the reason for a lot of joy and pride. I'm happy to have enjoyed six or seven months with him when he played."
That formative period paid dividends for the apprentice, as in a year less, Marcelo has already equalled his predecessor in terms of the number of titles won, also lifting the Copa del Rey where his fellow countryman failed.
With four years to run on his current deal, Marcelo now stands on the brink of surpassing Roberto Carlos' total. Some achievement, given the veteran's status not just at Real, but in the game in general.