26 Facts About Dani Alves

1. Dani Alves has been talking about Barcelona and has described what would make the perfect player for his former team.

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2. Dani Alves says 'it is not possible' he will finish career without coming to Premier League.

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3. Dani Alves eyes Premier League move, Liverpool ready to break club transfer record for Ousmane Dembele.

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4. Dani Alves has told the Telegraph that he is keen to play in England before his retirement so, as the Brazilian is already in his mid-thirties, we could be seeing him in the Premier League in the near future.

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5. Dani Alves says "it is not possible" that he will bring the curtain down on his illustrious career without taking in a spell in the Premier League.

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6. Dani Alves has spoken candidly about his experience of playing under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona.

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7. Dani Alves has been talking about his time at Barcelona and specifically his relationship with Lionel Messi.

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8. Dani Alves reveals his happiest moment at Barcelona was not a sporting success.

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9. Dani Alves has spoken about his career in depth, and noted he has no regrets.

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10. Dani Alves claims he's no regrets over snubbing Chelsea and Man City.

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11. Dani Alves is clearly grateful for the impact the current City boss had on.

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12. Dani Alves was hot property in the summer of 2007, having just helped Sevilla win the Copa del Rey and their.

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13. Dani Alves has revealed how close he came to joining Chelsea instead of Barcelona, and says that the move broke down because of the club, not him.

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14. Dani Alves offers insight into his role at Barcelona which allowed Messi to thrive.

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15. Dani Alves has revealed that he thought a deal to move to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea back in 2007 was "done.

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16. On 29 September 2011, Dani Alves was appointed as a Special Olympics Ambassador for its Global Football program, charged with promoting respect and inclusion in football for people with intellectual disabilities, particularly in the run up to the 2014 World Cup.

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17. Dani Alves was picked as a starter in both the 2015 and Centenario Copa America tournaments by manager Dunga.

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18. Dani Alves made his Brazil debut as a substitute in an unofficial friendly match against Kuwaiti club Al-Kuwait Selection on 7 October 2006.

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19. Dani Alves had previously been subjected to racist taunts in Spain.

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20. Dani Alves picked up the banana, peeled it and took a bite.

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21. On 12 July 2017, Dani Alves joined French side Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract.

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22. On 9 June 2015, Dani Alves signed a two-year contract with Barcelona, keeping him at the club until 30 June 2017, with the option to extend a further year.

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23. On 2 July 2008, Dani Alves joined Barcelona, leaving Sevilla in tears and saying he would love to play for the club again.

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24. From his years in Spain, Dani Alves acquired Spanish citizenship, thus allowing him to bypass any non-EU quota restrictions and exempting him from needing a work permit to play in any EU countries.

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25. Dani Alves worked as a farmer and a trader in his youth.

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26. Dani Alves is the second-most decorated defender of all-time in European competitions with nine European medals, leaving him one behind Paolo Maldini on the all-time list.

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