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Dani Alves
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Barcelona


Dani Alves

Defender

Date of Birth
May 06, 1983
Place of Birth
Juazeiro, Brazil
Nationality
Brazil
Height
173 cm
Weight
64 kg
Debut
13 August 2008

Bio

Daniel Alves da Silva, commonly known as Dani Alves, was born in Juazeiro, Bahia on 6 May 1983. A Brazilian international right back, who is primarily known for the attacking threat he poses to opponents, he is widely considered to be one of the best full backs of his generation.

Alves made his professional debut for local side Esporte Clube Bahia in 2001 and quickly impressed with his performances. He attracted the attention of Sevilla and moved to the La Liga club in 2002, initially on loan. The deal became permanent in 2003 and Alves became a key member of the team that enjoyed significant success in the years that followed, helping the side to consecutive UEFA Cup wins in 2005–06 and 2006–07, as well as a Copa del Rey win in 2006–07. After being linked with several top European clubs, including Liverpool and Chelsea, he eventually moved to FC Barcelona for a €32.5 million transfer fee, making him one of the most expensive defenders in history.

Since joining the Catalan giants, Alves' attacking play has become a strong feature of the team's style and Barcelona have experienced huge levels of success. He was a part of the club's UEFA Champions League successes in 2008–09 and 2010–11, although he missed the final in 2009 due to a suspension. In addition, Alves has contributed towards multiple La Liga titles and Copa del Rey wins.

At international level, Alves enjoyed success at youth level, winning the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship with Brazil and he has played for the senior national team since 2006. Despite competition for a starting place from Maicon, he has gone on to earn well over 50 caps for his country and was involved in their 2007 Copa América win, as well as their successes at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Headlines

Alves committed to Barcelona cause

Alves committed to Barcelona cause

by Football News

​Dani Alves insists that he is fully committed to Barcelona, despite reports linking him with a move away from Camp Nou... Read more

Brazil scarred for life, says Fred

Brazil scarred for life, says Fred

by Football News

Brazil striker Fred said his team-mates will never forget their 7-1 capitulation at the hands of Germany at the FIFA World Cup... Read more

Alves confirms Xavi departure

Alves confirms Xavi departure

by Football News

Barcelona defender Dani Alves said veteran team-mate Xavi will not be playing for the Spanish giants next season... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Primera Division
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
Primera Division
2384 27 26 1 0 6 2 7 0 0
2012/2013
Primera Division
2266 30 26 4 5 8 0 2 0 0
2011/2012
Primera Division
2673 33 29 4 2 5 2 9 2 2
2010/2011
Primera Division
2900 35 31 4 1 5 2 10 0 0
2009/2010
Primera Division
2495 29 28 1 1 2 3 8 1 1
2008/2009
Primera Division
2926 34 32 2 2 2 5 10 0 0
2007/2008
Primera Division
2821 33 33 0 2 0 2 13 2 3
2006/2007
Primera Division
2986 34 34 0 2 0 3 16 0 0
2005/2006
Primera Division
3073 35 35 0 2 0 3 12 1 1
2004/2005
Primera Division
2583 34 28 6 3 8 2 9 0 1
2003/2004
Primera Division
2413 29 28 1 6 1 1 16 0 0
2002/2003
Primera Division
0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002
Serie A
0 19 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2001
Serie A
0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 29520 388 365 23 26 37 26 112 6 8

Transfers & Loans

2008
30 Jun
€ 41,500,000
2002
30 Jun
€ 550,000

Games Played

Date Match  
17 May 2014 1 1 0 0 0
11 May 2014 0 0 0 0 0
3 May 2014 2 2 0 1 0
27 Apr 2014 2 3 0 1 0
20 Apr 2014 2 1 0 0 0
12 Apr 2014 1 0 0 0 0
5 Apr 2014 3 1 0 0 0
29 Mar 2014 0 1 0 0 0
26 Mar 2014 3 0 0 0 0
23 Mar 2014 3 4 0 0 0
16 Mar 2014 7 0 0 0 0
8 Mar 2014 1 0 0 0 0
2 Mar 2014 4 1 0 0 0
22 Feb 2014 3 1 0 0 0
15 Feb 2014 6 0 0 0 0
9 Feb 2014 1 4 0 0 0
1 Feb 2014 2 3 0 0 0
26 Jan 2014 3 0 0 0 0
11 Jan 2014 0 0 0 1 0
22 Dec 2013 2 5 0 1 0
10 Nov 2013 1 4 0 1 0
1 Nov 2013 1 0 0 0 0
29 Oct 2013 0 3 0 0 0
26 Oct 2013 2 1 0 0 0
5 Oct 2013 4 1 0 0 0
28 Sep 2013 0 2 0 0 0
24 Sep 2013 4 1 0 0 0
21 Sep 2013 0 4 0 0 0
14 Sep 2013 3 2 1 0 0
1 Sep 2013 2 3 0 1 0