Dani Alves wins his 44th title at the Olympics, extends his advantage as most the decorated footballer of all time.
Former Barcelona defender, Dani Alves helped Brazil secure Olympic gold and lifted his 44th title in an illustrious caree. Thereby extending his advantage as the most decorated footballer of all time.
With the 2-1 win after extra-time over Spain in the Olympics, the 38-year-old Sao Paulo defender has bettered his already incredible record.
This medal takes the ex-Barcelona man’s personal trophy haul to 44, and he was well-deserved of the prize.
Captaining his team to the gold medal at 38 years of age. Dani Alves played an astonishing 480 minutes of football – every minute of the competition – and was a standout player throughout.
Brazil’s coach Andre Jardine was especially pleased with Alves’ abilities.
“He is in impressive physical shape. The maturity he has speaks for itself”, he said. “He is very experienced and is very clear on every decision he makes. He is an example to all Brazilian footballers.”
The Brazilian, whose career includes stints with Bahia, Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain, and Barcelona, has now picked up his 44th title.
The last trophy missing from Alves’ cabinet is the World Cup. So he will be looking eagerly towards Qatar 2022 as his last throw of the dice, if he manages to make the squad.
Here is the list of Dani Alve’s 44 titles:
Barcelona: 23 – La Liga (6), Copa del Rey (4), Spanish Super Cup (4), Champions League (3), UEFA Super Cup (3), FIFA Club World Cup (3)
Paris Saint-Germain: 6 – Ligue 1 (2), Coupe de France (1), Coupe de la Ligue (1), Trophees des Champions (1)
Sevilla: 5 – Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Cup (2), UEFA Super Cup
Juventus: 2 – Serie A, Coppa Italia
Bahia: 1 – Copa do Nordeste
Sao Paulo: 1 – Campionato Paulista
Brazil: 6 – Copa America (2), Confederations Cup (2), Olympics, U20 World Cup