The smile of Dani Alves it is the same always. This is how he left the Saitama field when we had the opportunity to steal a few words from him at Tokyo 2020. “The old school never dies, it will always continue to wage war because it knows the ways”He told us when he left the field of play. Today, only five months later, he checks it, signing for the Barcelona at 38 years old.
Dani Alves is one of the figures that Barcelona had in its golden age, pairing with Lionel Messi. In his total history, the Brazilian full-back has 46 trophies, being the player with the largest record in this football.
But the quest for glory is not there for Alves. Although he returns to Barcelona to strengthen a team that seeks to recover after the departure of Lionel Messi, in his mind he is continuing to add titles. “I hope I can reach 50 titles before I retire, and I hope that figure includes the World Cup”, declared after winning Tokyo 2020.
In addition, a mini-competition was recently established between Dani Alves and Lionel Messi in the search for bigger crowns. Leo congratulated his friend on the Olympic Games title, but he didn’t stop there. His competitive spirit led him to challenge him. “I congratulate Dani Alves because he won the Olympic medal, I am very close to him and I will fight to reach him and pass him”, declared the Argentine at the press conference of his departure from Barcelona.
According to the Catalan team in the presentation note this Friday, Dani Alves has 46 titles: 23 with Barza. Others with Juventus (2), Paris Saint-Germain (6) and in São Paulo (1), also adding those of his beginnings in EC Bahía (3), in Sevilla (5) and with Brazil (6). However, the figure would be 47 if you add the U20 World Cup that he reached in 2003 with Scratch.
Messi reaches the figure of 38 championships, the last with Argentina in the Copa América. This amount is counted thanks to the 35 with Barcelona, the one mentioned with the Albiceleste and the 2005 Under 20 World Cup and the 2008 Olympic Games. Although other records do not mention these last two tournaments for not being with absolute teams.
|Clubs / titles||Dani Alves||Lionel Messi|
|Barcelona||23 – present||35|
|Selection||7 (a U-20 World Cup and an Olympic Games)||3 (a U-20 World Cup and a JJ.OO.)|
The Argentine is now at PSG and has several trophies on display that he can achieve: the three locals (League, Cup and League Cup plus those that these entail such as the Super Cup) and the international ones such as the Champions League, European Super Cup and World Cup. of Clubs.
For Dani Alves, adding titles will depend on how Xavi Hernández manages to set Barza’s path. In the current League in only twelve dates they have been relegated to 11 points behind the leader Real Sociedad. In the Champions League they are second in their group, but they have not given many guarantees of being a rival to fear when it comes to facing other powerful clubs.
A) Yes, Dani Alves He has marked the return to the club where he won everything and his task will be vital to correct the path and have the culé team in a place among the best in Europe.