Dani Alves is one of the strongest, most intense and athletic right sided players in the world. He arrived at FC Barcelona in the summer of 2008, aged 25 and after six seasons with Sevilla.
He was born on May 6, 1983 (Juazeiro, Brazil). Daniel Alves joined the Andalusian club in 2002
(signed from BahÝa of Brazil), but it was in 2003/04 that he really came into his own. Alves played
29 games as he became the club’s first choice right back and helped his side to qualify for
Over time, Alves became one of the lynchpins of the Sevilla defence, but also contributed to the attack, and in 2005/06 won the UEFA Cup. He was named by UEFA as the player of the tournament in the 2005/06 season, and a few months later featured in the Sevilla side that beat FC Barcelona in Monaco to win the European Super Cup.
In the 2006/07 season, the Brazilian was once again a central part of the Sevilla team, and as well as the Spanish Super Cup, his side retained the UEFA Cup in Glasgow and also collected the Copa del Rey.
The year before signing for Barša the Brazilian won the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid and made his Champions League debut, with Sevilla surviving the group stages before going out to Turkish outfit Fenerbahše. In the 2007/08 season, Alves played 33 league games, with only Navas making more appearances.
Alves has also made his mark on the Brazilian national side. In the summer of 2007 he played a major role in the Copa America winning team.
He may be 173 cm tall and weighs 64 kg but Alves is a physical presence on the pitch, and is able to bite anywhere on the pitch. He rarely tires, and like the typical Brazilian full back, patrols the whole right side of the pitch, participating as much in defence as attack. He has scored eight league goals for Sevilla during these trademark advances up the pitch, which have come as much with his left foot as with his right, and he is also lethal from dead ball situations.
2008/09 Champions League
2008/09 Copa del Rey
2007/08 Spanish Super Cup
2006/07 Copa del Rey
2006/07 UEFA Cup
2006/07 European Super Cup
2005/06 UEFA Cup
Sporte Clube BahÝa
2002 Interestatal brasile˝a
Brazil National Side
2009 Confederations Cup
2007 Copa America
2003 World Cup under-20
2005/06 best Player in UEFA Cup