Daniel Alves

The Brazilian wing-back's famous lively Daniel Alves da Silva, commonly known as Dani Alves, he played as a attacking right-back for FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team.

Prior to joining Barcelona, Alves spent a successful six-year spell with Sevilla FC, ​​winning two UEFA Cups and the Copa del Rey with the Andalusian side. He joined Barcelona for € 32.5m, to be the most expensive defender for now.

Alves won the Treble in his first season with the club and further Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, so as to achieve these Sextuple. Also, he helped the club to reach the other Spanish Super Cup, two league titles and Champions League in the following years. Alves has been holding a Spanish passport since 2005. On Thursday, September 29, 2011, Alves was appointed as Ambassador for the Special Olympics Global Football program, was charged with promoting respect and inclusion in football for people with intellectual disabilities, particularly in the run up to the 2014 World Cup.

Personal information
Full name : Daniel Alves da Silva
Date of birth : 6 May 1983 (age 28)
Place of birth : Juazeiro, Brazil
Height : 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position : Right back

Club information
Current club : Barcelona
Number : 2

Club Career
Born in Juazeiro, Bahia, Dani Alves made ​​his professional debut for Esporte Clube Bahia in the game against Parana Clube, for the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A 2001 Bahia won 3-0, with Alves gave two assists and won a penalty for any other purpose.

Coach Evaristo de Macedo began to give him a place in the team started from then on. Constant good performances landed him a transfer, in the first loan, for the Spanish club Sevilla FC, ​​the mid-2002.


After 2002-03, on loan to Sevilla from Bahia, Alves went to play in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship where he impressed as Brazil won the tournament. He was named the third best player of the tournament and, after this, Sevilla move was made permanent.

In June 2006, Sevilla has agreed to sell Alves to Liverpool, but they can not ask for appropriate price of around £ 8 million. In December 2006, he signed a new contract with Sevilla, tying him to the club until 2012. He had a successful 2006-07 season, making 47 appearances and scored five goals. He also played in every game where the clubs UEFA Cup Sevilla went on to win.

From the year in Spain, he also obtained Spanish citizenship, allowing him to cut non-EU quota restrictions and frees him from needing a work permit to play in any European Union countries.

On August 1, 2007, Alves said SporTV that he wanted to leave Sevilla for the European giants, then repeated his desire to leave Sevilla to Marca, stating that he was flattered by Chelsea's interest and that he never could resist a chance like that. In an interview with Antena 3 on August 8, Dani Alves confirmed that his agent had been in England for some time handling Chelsea's offer, urging Sevilla to at least consider the offer.

On August 16, 2007, Sevilla reject Chelsea bid and is not specified, six days later, rejected two bids from Chelsea for Dani Alves, considering them to be "far below what is expected." Alves later expressed disappointment with Sevilla president José María del Nido for having knocked back Chelsea's offers for services after his move to Stamford Bridge collapsed, with Chelsea signing fellow Brazilian Juliano Belletti full for much lower cost.

After the war of words between Alves and general del Nido and the death of teammate Antonio Puerta, Alves decided to stay with Sevilla, with the players and the president appeared rec.


On July 2, 2008, Alves joined FC Barcelona. He left Sevilla crying and saying that he would love to play for Sevilla again. He said that he came to Sevilla as a boy and now leave it as a human being, but then began to cry at a press conference. The official price stood at £ 23 million transfer in the front, with about £ 7 million more to pay depends on a number of factors related performance during the next few seasons career Alves Barcelona ', making it the most expensive defender in the world and the third most expensive player bought by Barca. He signed a four-year contract with Barcelona, which includes a buy-out clause of € 90 million.

Alves made ​​his competitive debut and Europe for Barcelona against Wisła Kraków in the Champions League 2008-09 League third qualifying round on August 13, 2008. He made his debut in La Liga in the season opener went to Numancia on August 31, 2008. Dani Alves miss the 2009 UEFA Champions League final because of yellow-card suspension; Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 and thus complete the Treble. In his second season at FC Barcelona, the club retain the La Liga title, and in La Liga 2010-11 season, Alves played in Barca winning a third consecutive La Liga titles and the fourth Champions League title.

Barcelona to face Real Madrid four times in less than a month. On April 27, 2011, in the first leg Champions League semifinal, Pepe sent off to deal with, high buttons on Alves, who got nowhere near the ball, early into the second half, in a 0-2 away win at last. UEFA has opened disciplinary cases against Real Madrid for "the red card shown to Pepe '

International Career

Brazilian Alves made ​​his debut as a substitute in a friendly match against Kuwait Al-Kuwait's official club selection on October 7, 2006. Three days later, he got his first international cap in a friendly against Ecuador. He was included in the Brazilian team for the Copa America 2007. He appeared in four games including the final against Argentina, where it provides help and scored in a 3-0 win. Although the most expensive right-back in history, he has been able to hold a regular starting place in the national team with Maicon become the first choice in front of him.

Alves came on as a substitute in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final against South Africa and scored the winning goal, scored Brazil's free-kick and a traditional full-back Roberto Carlos in style in the 88th minute in a 1-0 victory. He scored another long-range free-kick against Iran on October 7, 2010.



    Campeonato do Nordeste : 2
         2001, 2002
    Campeonato Baiano : 1


    UEFA Cup : 2
         2005–06, 2006–07
    UEFA Super Cup : 1
    Copa del Rey : 1
    Supercopa de España : 1

    La Liga : 3
         2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
    Copa del Rey : 1
    Supercopa de España : 3
         2009, 2010, 2011
    Champions League : 2
         2008–09, 2010–11
    UEFA Super Cup : 2
         2009, 2011
    FIFA Club World Cup : 2
         2009, 2011

    FIFA World Youth Championship : 1
    Copa América : 1
    FIFA Confederations Cup : 1

    UEFA Cup Most Valuable Player : 1
    UEFA Super Cup Most Valuable Player : 1
    FIFPro World XI: 1
    ESM Team of the Year : 4
         2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010-11
    UEFA Team of the Year : 2
         2007, 2009
    La Liga's Best Defender : 1

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