Dani Alves Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Career, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More

Dani Alves Dani Alves is a famous Brazilian football player who plays for Liga MX club UNAM and Brazil’s national team as a right-back. Dani Alves started his career at Bahia in 2001, and he went on to have a successful six-year spell with Sevilla, winning two UEFA Cups and Copa del Rey. He won so many awards and achievements in different matches. Check all the details below about Dani Alves Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Career, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More.

Dani Alves Wiki/Biography

Dani Alves was born on 6th May 1983 (Age: 39 years; As of 2022) in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil. His full real name is Daniel Alves da Silva and he was commonly known by the name Dani Alves. His nationality is Brazilian and his ethnicity is White.
Dani Alves childhood photo

Dani Alves’s childhood photo

His zodiac sign is Taurus and he follows Roman Catholic (religion). His profession is a famous Brazilian football player.

Dani Alves Educational Qualification

He didn’t go to school or any institute for education. At an early age, he joins a football club and played football. He also worked as a farmer and a trader in his youth.
Alves in his teenage

Alves in his teenage

He has no educational qualifications and never disclose by him on any of the official sources.

Dani Alves Physical Stats

Dani Alves Physical Appearance

Dani Alves Physical Appearance

  • Height: 5′ 8″ inches
  • Weight: 70kg
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Shoe Size: 10 US

Dani Alves Family & Parents

Dani Alves was born into a middle-class family to Brazillian parents.
Dani Alves with his father

Dani Alves with his father

His father’s name is Domingos Alves Da Silva (farmer) and his mother’s name is Dona Lucia (housewife).
Dani Alves with his mom

Dani Alves with his mom

He has one brother whose name is Ney Alves. His brother goes to the field to help his father in farming.

Dani Alves’s Wife & Children

Dani’s marital status is married. He married his long-time girlfriend Dinora Santana in 2008, after dating for about 6 years.
Dani Alves with ex-wife Dinora Santana

Dani Alves with ex-wife Dinora Santana

The couple has become the parents of two children a girl and a boy. Their son’s name is Daniel Alves and their daughter’s name is Victoria Alves.
Dani Alves with his son and daughter

Dani Alves with his son and daughter

Although they both are divorced, they both lives as normal friends for the sake of their children. Their professional business agreement and association have not been affected by their divorce. Then, Dani remarried Spanish model Joana Sanz in 2017 June at a secret wedding in Ibiza.
Dani Alves married to Joana Sanz

Dani Alves married Joana Sanz

Sanz is a fashion model by profession and almost ten years junior to her husband. Despite being active and often posting to their social media accounts, they both remained strangely silent during their secret ceremony. But some special guests and brides posted pictures of weddings on Instagram after their marriage.
Dani Alves with wife

Dani Alves with his wife

According to the Spanish gossip magazine La Vanguardia, Joana had turned down twice the marriage proposal before deciding to marry him after a third. They seem extremely happy after their marriage as they keep sharing their happy moments on social media accounts. But still, they both have yet to have children.

Dani Alves Career

Dani Alves started his career at Bahia in 2001, He went on to have a successful six-year spell with Sevilla. Then, he joined Barcelona for €32.5 million, becoming the third-most expensive defender of all time at the time. Dani won the treble in his first season with the club and in the next season, won the Supercopa de Espana UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
After winning the football match

After winning the football match

He also helped the club to clinch another two Supercopa de Espana, five La Liga titles, and two UEFA Champions League titles in the years that followed. Juventus signed Alves on a free transfer in 2016. He won the 2016-2017 Serie A title and 2016-2017 Coppa Italian in his only season with the side, also reaching the Champions League Final. He joined French side Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, winning a domestic treble in his first season in 2017.
Dani Alves played for football club

Dani Alves played for a football club

He returned to his home country, joining Sao Paulo in 2019. After two years, He won his first title with the club, winning the Campeonato Paulista. Then, he returned to Barcelona in 2021. A full international for Brazil since 2006, he was included in their squads for three FIFA World Cups and five Copa America matches, winning the 2007 and 2019 editions of the latter competition, as well as the 2009 and 2013 FIFA Confederations Cups.
Dani Alves played football for national team

Dani Alves played football for the national team

In 2020 at the Summer Olympics he won a gold medal. He was named in the IFFHS CONMEBOL Team of the Decade individually in 2011-2020, FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament 2013, the Copa America Team of the Tournament in 2019 and was awarded the Copa America Best Player in 2019.

International Career

Early career and 2007 Copa America title Alves made his Brazil debut as a substitute in an unofficial friendly match against Kuwaiti club Al-Kuwait Selection on 7th October 2006. After three days, he earned his first international cap in a friendly against Ecuador.
Dani Alves played football

Dani Alves played football

He was included in Brazil’s team for the 2007 Copa America. He was seen in four matches including the final against Argentina on 15th July, where he gave an assist to Roberto Ayala’s own goal. 2009 Confederations Cup title, 2010 World Cup, and 2011 Copa America Despite being the most expensive right-back in history at the time, he was initially unable to hold down a regular starting spot in the Brazilian national team, with Maicon being the choice ahead of him. The following summer, Alves was named to Brazil’s squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Alves scored another long-range free-kick against Iran on 7th October 2010. The following year, he was included in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2011 Copa America in Argentina. 2013 Confederations Cup title and 2014 World Cup Alves was part of the 23 players called by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari to play in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil. He was named to Brazil’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on home soil.
Dani during football match

Dani during a football match

He lost his position as a starter during the competition due to poor performances. Alves and teammate David Luiz were applauded for comforting James Rodríguez, an act they were both commended for by both Rodríguez and the media for showing respect. 2019 Copa America and Copa America Centenario, and 2018 World Cup qualifying Manager Dunga picked him as a starter in both the 2015 and Centenario Copa America tournaments. Alves retained his position following the appointment of Tite and helped Brazil secure qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but was ruled out of the tournament due to a knee injury suffered in the 2018 Coupe de France Final. 2019 Copa America title Alves was included in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa America on home soil in 2019 May. In the team’s final group match against Peru in São Paulo on 22 June, Alves scored a 5–0 win, which saw Brazil advance to the quarter-finals. Alves was subsequently named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.[93][94] The 2019 edition of the Copa América was the 40th title of his career. 2020 Summer Olympics Alves was named in the Brazil squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics on 17th June 2021. In the final, Brazil faced Spain and won the gold medal following a 2–1 victory after an extra-time goal by Malcolm. At 38, he became the oldest footballer to ever win a gold medal in the men’s Olympic football tournament, and the third oldest player overall to win a medal in the tournament behind Ryan Giggs in 2012 and Ricardo Piccinini in 1988.
Dani Alves won gold medal in Summer Olympics

Dani Alves won the gold medal in Summer Olympics

2022 FIFA World Cup  On 7 November 2022, Alves was named to the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Dani Alves’s Style of Playing

Alves is an offensive right-back or wing-back who is known in particular for his pace, stamina, overlapping attacking runs, and technical skills, which also enable him to play in midfield. He is also gifted with good crossing accuracy and distribution, which allows him to link up with midfielders, and makes him an effective assist provider along the right flank.
Dani Alves playing style

Dani Alves playing style

He is an accurate striker of the ball and is known for his ability to score goals in particular from outside the area or long-range set pieces. However, despite his skill and offensive ability, he has drawn criticism at times in the media for neglecting the defensive aspect of his game. During his time with Paris Saint-Germain, he also played as a central midfielder on occasion.
Alves with cute fans

Alves with cute fans

He continued to play in a free role in midfield during his time with São Paulo, his desire to play in the middle to have more touches on the ball as the reason for this tactical switch, as out wide he had felt more isolated, and less capable of creating chances for his team.
I’m a full-back who plays a combination game. But here – because of the characteristics of Brazilian football, the way the team plays and, a lot of times, the teammates – you don’t have so many [short-passing] combinations. If I play in the position I did for 20 years, I can’t interfere as much in the game. When I get involved, I help my teammates to become better. It’s been like that my whole career – at Bahia, Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus and PSG. Those clubs have a history of having done that for a while. Here, the coach changes all the time and you’re always trying to adapt to the coach you have. In my position in the middle I’m better for my teammates. I’ll be sincere, I created a new way of playing as a full-back. No false modesty. I am always adapting to my teammates. If they’re wide, I’ll go into the middle. If they’re attacking, I’ll help with the control. If the ball’s on the other side, I tuck in. I play as a creative midfielder from the back. Barcelona gave me this understanding. When I played with Xavi or Rakiti, there was always a player controlling the game. If I was wide, Xavi or Rakiti[ć] were behind me. Seeing them play, I thought: ‘When you have a winger who stays wide, you need to stay in the area of control.’ At São Paulo, my challenge is to be able to understand my teammates and to combine with them as well as possible.

Dani Alves Awards & Achievements

Dani Alves received trophy

Dani Alves received a trophy

Bahia
  • Campeonato Baiano in 2001.
  • Copa do Nordeste in 2001, 2002.
Sevilla
  • Copa del Rey in 2006–07.
  • Supercopa de España in 2007.
  • UEFA Cup in 2005–06, 2006–07.
  • UEFA Super Cup in 2006.
  • Alves after winning the 2015 UEFA Super Cup.
Barcelona
  • La Liga in 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16.
  • Copa del Rey in 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16.
  • Supercopa de España in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.
  • Copa Catalunya in 2012–13, 2013–14.
  • Supercopa de Catalunya in 2014–15.
  • UEFA Champions League in 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15.
  • UEFA Super Cup in 2009, 2011, 2015.
  • FIFA Club World Cup in 2009, 2011, 2015.
Juventus
  • Serie A in 2016–17.
  • Coppa Italia in 2016–17.
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Ligue 1 in 2017–18, 2018–19.
  • Coupe de France in 2017–18.
  • Coupe de la Ligue in 2017–18.
  • Trophée des Champions in 2017, 2018.
São Paulo
  • Campeonato Paulista: 2021.
Brazil
  • Copa América in 2007, 2019.
  • FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009, 2013.
Brazil Olympic
  • Summer Olympics in 2020.
Brazil U20
  • FIFA World Youth Championship in 2003.
Individual
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Bronze Ball in 2003.
  • UEFA Cup Most Valuable Player in 2005–06.
  • UEFA Team of the Year in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017.
  • ESM Team of the Year in 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12.
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • La Liga Defender of the Season in 2008–09.
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament in 2013
  • La Liga Team of the Season in 2014–15.
  • France Football World XI in 2015.
  • Serie A Team of the Year in 2016–17.
  • IFFHS Men’s World Team in 2017.
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year in 2017–18.
  • Copa América Golden Ball in 2019.
  • Copa América Team of the Tournament in 2019.
  • IFFHS CONMEBOL Team of the Decade in 2011–2020.
  • Campeonato Paulista Team of the Tournament in 2020.

Dani Alves Controversy

During the match at Villarreal’s stadium, El Madrigal, on 27th April 2014, Dani Alves was targeted by Villarreal supporter David Campaya Lleo, who threw a banana at him.
Dani Alves banana controversy

Dani Alves banana controversy

He picked up the banana, peeled it, and took a bite. Alves responded to the incident by saying:
We have suffered this in Spain for some time. You have to take it with a dose of humor. We aren’t going to change things easily. If you don’t give it importance, they don’t achieve their objective.
His teammate Neymar’s reaction- to post a photograph of himself on social media also eating a banana – went viral. Other footballers have also since taken photographs of themselves eating bananas. Cyrille Regis, who had been racially abused while a player in the 1970s and 1980s, expressed concern that the viral campaign would detract from the important issues of combating racism in the game. Alves said that whoever threw the banana at him should be publicly shamed, and on 30 April 2014, a man was arrested in connection with the incident. Villarreal was later fined €12,000 for the incident.

Dani Alves Favorite things

  • Favorite Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Favorite Actress: Angelina Jolie
  • Favorite Singer: Michael Jackson
  • Favorite Food: Italian foods, Fast foods, English, Foods Home baked recipes.
  • Favorite Color: Purple

Dani Alves Net Worth

Dani Alves’s net worth is estimated at $60 million dollars. His annual salary is $160,603 USD or 155,000 Euros (As of October 2022). His last contract is with Liga MX club UNAM on 23rd July 2022 for one year. He lives joyfully with his family, wife, and children.
Dani Alves with his friends

Dani Alves with his friends

Dani Alves Social Handles

Dani Alves Amazing Facts

  • Dani Alves currently playing for a team in Liga MX club UNAM.
  • His jersey number is 33.
  • His position in his team is Right-back.
Dani Alves in gym

Dani Alves in gym

  • Dani Alves’s hobbies are Watching movies, playing football & Swimming.
  • Daniel Alves da Silva is also famous for having different tattoos and symbols on his body.
  • Dani Alves is one of the highest-earning and most successful players.
  • On Instagram, his followers are 32.6 million (approx.).
  • In September 2021, Alves indicated he was a supporter of Jair Bolsonaro after posting slogans in favor of the Brazilian president.
  • He also speaks English and Spanish.
  • Alves worked as a farmer and a trader in his youth.
  • Alves is the most decorated player in the history of football with 42 trophies.
  • Dani has played with Cristiano Ronaldo and considers him the most difficult opponent he has faced till now.
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