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The best right back in Barça history is unrivalled in terms of experience, speed, goals, combination plays, dribbling and much more

On 12 November 2021, Dani Alves returned to Barça. The best right-back in club history was back to contribute experience in both defence and attack. 

He originally joined the club in 2008 and made the right-hand side of defence his own in 391 games, even scoring 23 goals. He amassed 23 trophies at the club, including six leagues, four cups, and three Champions Leagues. 

After leaving in 2016, he won two more league titles with Juventus, and also won six major trophies at Paris Saint-Germain and another for São Paulo. 

He has also won six trophies for Brazil, including gold at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. 

Infinite qualities at right back

Defence is Alves’ position, but he best remembered for his forays into the attack in the Brazilian wing-back tradition, and his ability to score from outside of the area means he regarded as one of the best players of all time in his position. Under Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino and Luis Enrique he was a regular started who won the hearts of the Barça faithful for his dedication and character on and off the pitch. He is wonderful combination player, has a powerful shot, has excellent positional sense, and plenty of skill and speed with the ball.

Place of birth
Juazeiro, Brazil
Date of birth
06/05/1983
Weight
70kg
Height
172cm

Honours

  • Barça Honours
    Champions League
    3
    2008/09 • 2010/11 • 2014/15
  • Barça Honours
    La Liga
    6
    2008/09 • 2009/10 • 2010/11 • 2012/13 • 2014/15 • 2015/16
  • Barça Honours
    Copa del Rey
    4
    2008/09 • 2011/12 • 2014/15 • 2015/16
  • Barça Honours
    Club World Cup
    3
    2009/10 • 2011/12 • 2015/16
  • Barça Honours
    European Super Cup
    3
    2009/10 • 2011/12 • 2015/16
  • Barça Honours
    Spanish Super Cup
    4
    2009/10 • 2010/11 • 2011/12 • 2013/14
  • Brazil
    Olympic Games Gold Medal
    1
    2021
  • Brazil
    Copa América
    2
    2007 • 2019
  • Brazil
    Confederations Cup
    2
    2009 • 2013
  • Brazil
    Under-20 World Cup
    1
    2003
  • São Paulo
    Campeonato Paulista
    1
    2021
  • PSG
    Ligue 1
    2
    2017/18 • 2018/19
  • PSG
    French Cup
    1
    2017/18
  • PSG
    Coupe de la Ligue
    1
    2017/18
  • PSG
    French Super Cup
    2
    2017 • 2018
  • Juventus
    Italian League
    1
    2016/17
  • Juventus
    Italian Cup
    1
    2016/17
  • Sevilla
    Europa League
    2
    2005/06 • 2006/07
  • Sevilla
    Copa del Rey
    1
    2006/07
  • Sevilla
    European Super Cup
    1
    2006
  • Sevilla
    Spanish Super Cup
    1
    2007
  • EC Bahia
    Campeonato Baiano
    1
    2001
  • EC Bahia
    Copa do Nordeste
    2
    2001 • 2002

Key Performance Stats Dani Alves

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