Famous football players: Daniel Alves (BarcelonaFC)
Daniel Alves da Silva, known as Dani Alves, is a Brazilian international footballer, born on May 6, 1983, in Juazeiro, Brazil. He plays for the FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national football team as an attacking right-back.
Dani Alves began his international club career in 2001 from Bahia football club. In 2002 he was loaned to the Spanish football club Sevilla and got international recognition when he permanently signed by the Seville in 2003. He has played 175 matches for Sevilla in which he scored 11 times and won the major titles like the UEFA Cup twice in 2006 and 2007, UEFA Super Cup in 2006, Copa del Rey in 2007 and Supercopa de Espana.
On July 2, 2008, Dani Alves moved to FC Barcelona for a fee of €30 million, making him the world’s most expensive right-back. Alves made his debut for Barcelona on Aug 13, 2008, against Wisla Krakow in the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League third round qualifiers. He missed the finals 2009 UEFA Champions League against Manchester United football club due to a yellow card suspension, where Barcelona won the competition and completed the Treble. Dani Alves is enjoying his current season with the FC Barcelona with topping the La Liga table.
Daneli Alves took the first international cap for Brazil on Oct 10, 2006, in a friendly match against Ecuador. He has appeared 45 times for Brazil on international level, scoring 5 times on different occasions. While playing for Brazil, the team won the FIFA World Youth Championship in 2003, Copa America in 2007, and the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009.
Daniel Alves was declared as the UEFA Cup Most Valuable Player in 2006 and also the UEFA Super Cup Most Valuable Player in the same year. Daniel Alves was also honoured twice with the award of UEFA Team of the Year in 2007 and 2009. No doubt, he is one of the best defender in football world, playing most of half at centre-back. He is a great player and a great assister and an inspiration for every football lover.