Diego Alves Biography

( 1985 - )
November 17, 2017
First published on:November 17, 2017
by Rob

Facts of Diego Alves

Date of Birth: 1985, June 24
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Brazilian professional footballer, Diego Alves currently plays a goalkeeper for Brazil national team and Brazilian sports club, Flamengo. Alves also played with clubs including Atletico Mineiro, Almeria, Valencia. As of 2017, he earns 1,600,000 as a yearly salary from his current club.

Early Life

Diego Alves was born on June 24, 1985, in Rio de Janeiro. At the age of 32, Diego Alves has a perfect height of 6'.1" ft. Alves is Brazilian national and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Club Career

One of the renowned faces in the world, Diego Alves took his first step in the field of football in 2001 through Botafogo-SP. Alves gave his performance to the team for two years and left the club. After then, Diego Alves also played for Atletico Mineiro for a couple of months.

After that, Alves decided to pursue his career in football; thus Alves began his professional career with Clube Atletico Mineiro, based in Belo, Brazil, in 2004. For the club, Diego Alves made 38 appearances and left the club after three years.

And then, Diego Alves went to Spanish football club, Almeria in 2007. Similarly, he appeared in  123 games until 2011. Afterward, Diego Alves signed a contract with Valencia in 2011. Further, Diego Alves made his debut for the club on September 13, 2011, against K.R.C. Genk at the UEFA Championship League.

Diego Alves achieved a huge success in his career through the club and earned a name as well as fame. He spent a long time of his career in Spain in the service of Almeria and Valencia.

Then, Alves signed a contract with Flamengo in 2017 and he currently he plays a goalkeeper.

International Career

In 2008, Diego Alves made his debut in the international football in Brasil U 23. Likewise, Alves made his debut against Gabon, in a friendly match on November 10, 2011.


Diego Alves is one of the noticeable goalkeepers in the Brasil he saved a penalty from Sevilla FC, with the record of 42.85% attempts.

Personal Life

Diego Alves is a happily married man, but he hasn’t revealed information about his wife. The couple is blessed with two children. We can see Alves’s small world via snaps on their Instagram account.

Moreover, the couple frequently spotted enjoying their weekend in expensive destinations now and again. To this date, there are no any news or rumors which led them to divorce.

Net Worth

Diego Alves receives 1,600,000 euro as a yearly salary from his current club; His salary is maintaining his huge net worth, i.e. around $25.5 million. He is a famous player with large fan followers he must have endorsements with some brands that upgrade his financial status; however, his endorsing brands are still under review.

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