As the club announced last Monday, right-back Marcos Rocha will remain at Palmeiras for another season. Verdão fans who voted in a poll conducted by Sports GazetteI believe that the team did the right thing by strengthening the bond with the 35-year-old player.

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Marcos Rocha has been playing for Palmeiras since 2017 and is therefore starting his seventh season in a Palmeiras shirt. For the club, the full-back has 278 matches and nine goals to his credit.

The fourth player with the most titles in Palmeiras history, with 11 cups, Rocha has in his baggage three Brazilian Championships (2018, 2022 and 2023), three Brazilian Championships (2020, 2022 and 2023), two Libertadores (2020 and 2021), one Recopa Sul-Americana (2022) and Brazilian Super Cup (2023).

In 2023, Marcos Rocha played 43 matches and was a starter who won the Supercopa, Campeonato Paulista and Brasileirão. Thanks to his more defensive nature, the full-back has scored two goals and provided just two assists this year.

Rocha started as the team's starter this season, but has seen Mayke earn his spot in the position throughout the year. Later, after a change of tactics by Abel Ferreira, Marcos Rocha improvised in the absence of some starters to form a defensive trio. He also came into the game on other occasions, replacing Mayke.