Daniel Alves da Silva famously known as Dani Alves, is a professional footballer from Brazil who currently plays as a right-back for Liga MX club UNAM and the Brazilian national team. He has also played for several European giants, including Barcelona and Juventus.
Furthermore, Alves is regarded as one of the most excellent full-backs. Due to his best performances, Alves has also won some honors, including the Copa America Golden Ball in 2019.
This Brazilian player has made a considerable fortune with his outstanding performance in the game of football. Alves is estimated to have a net worth of around $10 million. The actual amount remains under review. Besides, Alves is signed with UNAM and has a special deal with the team.
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Alves earns £35,000 in a week and £1,820,000 in a year, the highest-paid footballer on his team. In the past, he played for multiple renowned clubs, including Barcelona and Juventus. According to Transfermrkt, Alves has a market value of €1 million, while the highest amount was €36 million, recorded on February 3, 2012.
Like many athletes, Alves also earns something from brand endorsement. He is working with Adidas.
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Alves married his long-term girlfriend Joana Sanz in a secret wedding in Ibiza on July 8, 2017. The pair have been together since 2015. After dating for some years, the duo got married in 2017. Since then, they are sharing the relationship of a husband and a wife.
Previously, Alves married Brazilian sports agent Dinora Santana in 2008. However, their relationship did not last long. They separated in 2011. They share two children; a son Daniel Alves and a daughter Victoria Alves.
Furthermore, Alves is now happy with his wife, Sanz. And the footballer flaunts his life via his Instagram handle, where we can find him as @danialves.
Alves was born on May 6, 1983, in Juazeiro, Brazil. He was born to Domingos Alves Da Silva and Dona Lucia. He is of Brazilian nationality, and his zodiac sign is Taurus.
He grew up with a passion for football; he started playing football early with the neighboring kids. His father had a passion for football as well. He had his team in his early days and used to play as a winger. However, he failed to score as many goals, so he was repositioned as a defender.
Alves started his youth career with club Juazeiro where he spent three seasons from 1998 to 2001. He was sent on a loan to Sevilla. He performed amazingly well in the 2003 FIFA Youth Championship and was the tournament's 3rd best player, resulting in a permanent deal with Sevilla.
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Before joining team Barcelona in 2008, he established himself as a successful player playing with the club Bahia and Sevilla. With them, he scored 13 goals in 200 appearances.
Alves joined Barcelona in 2008 for 39 million dollars and became the third most expensive defender. He spent eight seasons with team Barcelona and scored 14 goals in 247 appearances. He won several titles with Barcelona, including 6 La Liga titles, 3 UEFA Champions League and much more. He was also honored with several individual awards while in the club. Some of his teammates and close friends in the club included Neymar, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, etc.
Alves joined the club Juventus in 2016, where he scored only two goals in 19 appearances. After appearing in 19 games for Juventus, he went to play with Sao Paulo. He also played with Barcelona in 14 games and netted 1 goal. Since July 23, 2022, he has played for Liga MX club UNAM.
Apart from that, he is also a national player who has been representing the senior team of Brazil since 2006. Alves is also playing in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
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