Schalke’s Bordon joins Al Rayyan

Brazilian defender Marcelo Bordon has joined Qatari club Al Rayyan it has been confirmed.

Brazilian defender Marcelo Bordon has joined Qatari club Al Rayyan it has been confirmed.

The 34-year old has left German Bundesliga club FC Schalke after joining in 2004 and signed a new deal with the Middle Eastern outfit.

Bordon, who has also played with Sao Paulo and Stuttgart, is looking forward to a fresh challenge with Al Rayyan.

"I am happy to start a new experience and play for Al Rayyan who are a big team," said Bordon.

"I know a lot about the Qatar league and I know coach Paulo Autuori and also (striker) Afonso Alves, who gave me a lot of information about Qatar and Al Rayyan.

"Al Rayyan are a strong team and I hope that I can put my experience at the service of the team to help them to win a lot of titles in the local and continental competitions."

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