Dani Alves

by Nick 05 Sep,2017
Dani Alves

Daniel Alves da Silva famously known as Dani Alves is a professional footballer from Brazil who currently plays as a right back for the French club Paris-Saint Germain and the Brazilian national team. He has also played for the several European giants including Barcelona, Juventus. 

Alves became the highest paid defender in 2008 after he was signed by Barcelona from Sevilla.

Early Life & Youth Career

Alves was born on 6 May 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.

Grew up with the passion of football, he started playing football at his early age with the neighboring kids. His father had the passion of football as well. He had his own team in his early days and used to play as a winger. However, he failed to score as much goal so was repositioned as a defender.


Dani 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 3rd best player of the tournament which resulted in the permanent deal with Sevilla.

 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 becoming the third most expensive defender of all the time. He spent eight seasons with team Barcelona and managed to score 14 goals in 247 appearances with the team. 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 he was in the club. Some of his teammates and close friends in the club included Neymar, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez etc.

Alves joined club Juventus in 2016 where he scored only 2 goals in 19 appearances. He even helped the club to win the Serie A title and take into the finals of the Champions League but failed to win.

He then went to play with French side Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, agreed on a two-year contract on 12 July 2017 and currently plays there. The club has other famous players like Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Ángel Di Maria etc.

With the national team of Brazil, he led his team to won the 2007 Copa America, FIFA Confederations Cup, and was in the Brazil Squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

Personal Life & Affair

Alves married his long-term girlfriend Joana Sanz in a secret wedding in Ibiza on July 8, 2017. His wife is a 23 years old Spanish fashion model and has been dating each other since 2015.

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 together; a son Daniel Alves and a daughter Victoria Alves.

On April 27, 2014, during a game at Villarreal, a racist audience threw a banana to him. He took the incident lightly and mentioned he underwent with such case in the Spain as well. He is very close to Neymar, Jordi Alba & Ivan Rakitic.  

Apart from his career, he has a hobby of traveling. Alves and Joana went to the Paris for their honeymoon. He is fond tattoos and inked it on the left shoulder of his body. He is the philanthropist and associated with several non-profit organizations.

Net Worth & Incomes

This Brazilian player has made a huge fortune with his outstanding performance in the game of football. His current fee transfer is around $7 million dollars and his highest recorded fee transfer was $38.5 million dollar when he played for the club Barcelona. He has an estimated net worth of $60 million which is growing at the staggering pace.

He has an estimated net worth of $60 million which is growing at the staggering pace. He currently receives around $7 million a year as salary from PSG.

Alves has collections of several cars on his list including Mercedes, Ferrari, Audi Q7, Audi RS6. His Audi Q7’s estimated cost is around $49,950. Alves has also bought a 4-bedroom house in Turin.

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