After Brazil defeated Spain 2-1 in the Olympic Final, Dani Alves became the most decorated football player in history. Dani Alves is the epitome of a serial winner, with a trophy-laden career in which he has triumphed in every competition he has entered.
Brazil’s victory against Spain in the Olympic football final in Tokyo adds to the right-illustrious back’s trophy cabinet, which now stands at a whopping 43 major trophies.
Daniel Alves da Silva, better known as Dani Alves, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays right-back for So Paulo FC and the Brazilian national team.
With Bahia, Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Sao Paulo, and Brazil, he won six LaLiga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies, four Supercopa de Espana titles, three Champions Leagues, three European Super Cups, and three Club World Cups. He won six LaLiga titles in Catalonia, four Copa del Rey medals, and four Supercopa de Espana during his most successful period.
With an amazing 42 trophies, Alves is football’s most decorated player in history, having won leagues, cups, and the Champions League with Bahia, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, and others.
Despite all of these honors, Alves has preserved his youthful enthusiasm for the game, his passion and hunger for the game unaffected by over two decades at the deep end.
Alves has established his position in athletic history as the most decorated footballer of all time, and here are a few other athletes with a long list of accomplishments.
Match at the Olympics
Dani Alves, who led his team to gold at the age of 38, played an incredible 480 minutes of football – every minute of the competition – and was a notable player throughout.
This medal brings the ex-Barcelona player’s total number of personal trophies to 43, and he was well-deserving of the honor. Andre Jardine, Brazil’s coach, was particularly impressed with Alves’ ability.
The World Cup is the last title missing from Alves’ trophy cabinet, so if he makes the squad, he’ll be looking forward to Qatar 2022 as his final chance.