Profile of Dani Alves: The oldest candidate for the Brazilian national team in the World Cup - Veteran defender of the Brazilian national team, Dani Alves, is certain to strengthen the Selecao in the 2022 World Cup. The player who is currently playing for the Mexican club, UNAM Pumas, has been selected as one of the 26 names for the Brazilian national team that will be brought to Qatar.

The Brazilian national team coach, Tite, has determined his players who will compete in the 2022 World Cup. One of the surprises made by the 61-year-old coach is to call a Dani Alves.

The 39-year-old player along with Thiago Silva is one of the two most senior players in the current Brazil squad. Armed with two senior players at the back, Tite hopes they will command them to be able to win his sixth title at the 2022 World Cup later.

However, there is a unique note that accompanies the summons of Dani Alves in the Brazil national team squad. He will set the record as the oldest Brazilian player to appear in the World Cup.

Record Break

Reporting from ESPN, by bringing in a Dani Alves at the 2022 World Cup later, the full-back broke the record as the oldest player in the Brazilian national team. Previously, the oldest Brazilian player was held by Djamal Santos, who played for Brazil at the 1966 World Cup at the age of 37.

Of course, with the recall of the former Barcelona, ​​he was able to treat the disappointment a little at the 2018 World Cup. Where, at that time Alves failed to compete in Russia due to a knee injury.

Early Career

Dani Alves started his football career with Juazeiro academy and then he moved to Bahia academy in 1999. Then he was promoted to the Bahia senior team in 2001.

In that team, Alves became the mainstay of the team and only strengthened for one season before being hijacked by Sevilla on loan in 2002. At the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, his game was felt to be growing until Sevilla made him permanent in 2003.

In total, Alves strengthened Sevilla for five seasons. With Sevilla, he also won two UEFA Cup trophies, one European Super Cup and one Spanish Super Cup.

Trophy Faucet Starts Flowing

Then, Dani Alves continued his career with Barcelona in 2008 for a transfer fee of 35 million euros. And with the Blaugrana, the achievement of the prestigious trophy achieved by Alves began.

He played for Barcelona for eight years with various prestigious trophies. Starting from four times the Spanish Super Cup, four Copa del Rey, three European Super Cups, six La Liga winners, to three times the Champions League winners.

After that, Alves defended Juventus, PSG, and Sao Paulo. Together with the two giants Juventus and PSG, he also won several trophies there. In total, while strengthening European clubs, Alves has collected various prestigious titles.

Gait with the Brazilian National Team

Alves made his debut with the Brazilian national team in 2006 during a friendly match against Ecuador. Since then, Alves has become a regular for the Selecao wing-back sector.

With Brazil, Alves also presented two Copa America trophies and two Confederations Cup trophies. In total, Dani Alves has recorded 124 caps for the Brazilian national team.

With that many Alves appearances, he became the third player with the most caps in the Selecao after Cafu (142 caps) and Roberto Carlos (125 caps). 

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