Veteran Sao Paulo defender Dani Alves is undoubtedly one of the best right-backs of his generation having played with distinction for clubs in Europe and South America. Dani Alves started his career as a professional footballer at Bahia in his native Brazil before he left South America for European football. Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla were the first team for Dani Alves in European football. The longest period of his club career was spent at the Nou Camp in the colours of Barcelona. Dani Alves has played for six teams throughout his career. Apart from Bahia, Sevilla, Sao Paulo and Barcelona, Dani Alves has also played for Italian Serie A champions Juventus and French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Dani Alves played for Brazil at age grade level before he went on to make his mark for the senior team. He is one of the selected few players to represent the five-time world champions for at least 100 times. Dani Alves has 118 caps for the Brazilian national team and has scored eight times for his country. The Sao Paulo star player was part of the u-20 Brazilian team that won silver at the 2003 South American u-20 tournament in Uruguay before the almost the same squad of players won the u-20 FIFA World Cup tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later that year. Dani Alves was also part of the senior Brazil team that won two successive FIFA Confederations Cup titles . Brazil won the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament in Germany and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament on home soil. Dani Alves won the Copa America tournament with the Selecao of Brazil twice, in 2007 and 2019. He has won two tournaments from the five five tournaments that he played in. Dani Alves is still an active member of the Brazilian national team.