Dani Alves

Dani Alves Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Dani Alves recent Net worth?
$60 million

Who is Dani Alves?

Dani Alves is a Brazilian professional footballer who represents the club Barcelona as well as the national team of Brazil. His position on the field is right back. In the contest, he wears the number 13 on his shirt. He formerly played for Bahia, Sevilla, Juventus, and a number of other clubs. He has won two UEFA Cups, the Supercopa de Espana, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, the Copa del Rey, and other prestigious competitions. Since 2006, Alves has been a full international for Brazil, appearing in two FIFA World Cups and five Copa América tournaments, winning the latter in 2007 and 2019, as well as the 2009 and 2013 FIFA Confederations Cups. He earned a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in 2020.

Alves is an offensive right-back or wing-back who is known for his pace, stamina, overlapping attacking runs, and technical skills, which allow him to play in midfield or as a winger; he is also gifted with good crossing accuracy and distribution, which allows him to link up with midfielders and makes him an effective assist provider along the right flank.

Alves was born in Juazeiro, a city in the Brazilian state of Bahia, on May 6, 1983, to a farmer father, Domingos Alves da Silva. He used to play football with the youngsters from the neighborhood. Alves’ father was also a football fan who eventually organized his own team. Alves began his career as a winger at the age of six, but his father re-positioned him as a right-back due to his lack of goals, a position he continues to play to this day. In his youth, Alves worked as a farmer and a trader.

On July 8, 2017, Alves married his long-term girlfriend Joana Sanz in a private wedding in Ibiza. His girlfriend is a 23-year-old Spanish fashion model with whom he has been dating since 2015. Alves previously married Dinora Santana, a Brazilian sports agent, in 2008. Their relationship, however, did not endure long. They split up in 2011. They have two children together: Daniel Alves, a son, and Victoria Alves, a daughter.

With his excellent achievement in the game of football, this Brazilian player has made a great fortune. His current fee transfer is roughly $7 million dollars, with his greatest fee transfer being $38.5 million dollars while playing for Barcelona. He is reported to have a net worth of $60 million, which is rapidly increasing. His salary from Barcelona is currently about $10 million each year.

Dani stands 1.72 meters tall. He weighs 70 kilograms, which is a healthy weight. His hair and eyes are also black. He has 36.5 million Instagram followers and 9.3 million Twitter followers.

The Career of Dani Alves

Dani Alves Barcelona

Player: Dani Alves Barcelona (source: Twitter)

In the 2001 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Alves made his professional debut for Bahia in a match against Paraná Clube. He won the Campeonato Baiano in 2001 and the Northeast Cup twice in 2001 and 2002 in Bahia. Midway through 2002, his repeated good performances earned him a switch to Sevilla, initially on loan.

Following his loan to Sevilla from Bahia in 2002–03, Alves participated in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, where he shined as Brazil won the competition. He was rated the tournament’s third-best player, and his move to Sevilla was made permanent as a result. Sevilla agreed to sell Alves to Liverpool in June 2006, but Liverpool was unable to meet Sevilla’s £8 million asking price. He signed a new deal with Sevilla in December 2006, linking him to the club until 2012.

He had a productive 2006–07 season, appearing in 47 games and scoring five goals. He appeared in every match of Sevilla’s UEFA Cup campaign, which the team went on to win. Sevilla rejected an unnamed Chelsea bid on August 16, 2007, and then rejected two more Chelsea bids six days later.

Alves joined Barcelona on July 2, 2008, leaving Sevilla in tears and expressing his desire to return to the club. He claimed he arrived in Sevilla as a child and was leaving as an adult. The official transfer fee was £23 million up front, with a further £7 million contingent on a number of performance-related conditions during the course of Alves’ Barcelona career, making him one of the most expensive defenders in history and the club’s third-most expensive player. He signed a four-year contract with Barcelona that included a €90 million buyout clause. On August 13, 2008, Alves made his competitive and European debuts for Barcelona in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League third-round qualifiers against Wisa Kraków. On August 31, 2008, he made his La Liga debut against Numancia in the Liga season opening.

Alves started for Barça in the 2015 Champions League final against Juventus at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on June 6, 2015, as the team won its sixth European Cup. Barcelona became the first club in history to win the domestic league, domestic cup, and European Cup all three times. The only players to have played in both treble-winning teams are Alves, Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi, Gerard Piqué, Pedro, and Sergio Busquets. Alves signed a two-year contract with Barcelona on June 9, 2015, which will keep him at the club until June 30, 2017, with the option to extend for another year.

After Barcelona was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League by compatriots Atlético Madrid, Alves recorded a “bizarre” video in which he imitated his wife consoling him for the loss and posted it on Instagram; manager Luis Enrique then dropped him from the following match against Valencia.

Juventus announced the signing of Alves on a two-year contract with a third-year option on June 27, 2016. On August 20, he made his Juventus debut in a 2–1 Serie A home win over Fiorentina. Alves scored his first goal for Juventus in a 4–0 home triumph over Cagliari on September 21. Alves’ contract with Juventus was mutually ended on June 29, 2017. During his one season in Turin, he made 33 appearances and won the Serie A title and the Coppa Italia.

Alves signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer on July 12, 2017. He made his first appearance for the club in the 2017 Trophée des Winners on July 29, scoring once and assisting Adrien Rabiot’s winning goal in a 2–1 victory over 2016–17 Ligue 1 champions Monaco. Alves became a free agent when his contract with the club expired on June 30, 2019.

Sao Paulo confirmed the signing of Dani Alves on a contract that extends until December 2022 on August 1, 2019. Alves, a lifetime follower of S. Paulo, has previously expressed his desire to play for the club on several occasions. In front of 44,000 spectators, he was greeted at the Morumbi stadium. Hernanes, Kaká, and Luis Fabiano, among the club’s recent idols, were in charge of greeting him.

Barcelona struck an agreement in principle to sign Alves until the conclusion of the season on November 12, 2021. Beginning in January 2022, he was only available for the team’s official matches. He made his second appearance for the Blaugrana in a friendly match against Boca Juniors in December 2021, and his first appearance in official fixtures for the Blaugrana on 5 January 2022, in a Copa del Rey 2–1 win against Linares Deportivo. In Barça’s 4–2 league triumph over Atlético Madrid on February 6, 2022, he scored for the first time since his comeback; he also supplied an assist for Jordi Alba and was sent off for a foul on Yannick Carrasco in the same match.

On October 7, 2006, Alves made his Brazil debut as a substitute in an unofficial friendly against Kuwaiti club Al-Kuwait Selection. In a friendly against Ecuador three days later, he received his maiden international cap. He was named to Brazil’s Copa América team in 2007.

Despite being the most expensive right-back in history at the time, he struggled to establish himself as a regular starter in the Brazilian national team, with Maicon taking precedence. In the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final against South Africa, Alves came on as a substitute and scored the game-winning goal, a free-kick, and a goal in the 88th minute of a 1–0 victory. He was picked to Brazil’s squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup the following summer. On October 7, 2010, he scored another long-range free-kick against Iran. Alves was included to Brazil’s 23-man team for the 2011 Copa América in Argentina the following year.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari selected Alves as one of 23 players to compete in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil. On June 30, he started in Brazil’s 3–0 final triumph over Spain at the Maracan Stadium. Alves was picked to Brazil’s team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on home soil on May 7, 2014.

Manager Dunga chose Alves to start both the 2015 and Centenario Copa América campaigns. Following Tite’s appointment, he kept his job and helped Brazil qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, however, he was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury sustained in the 2018 Coupe de France Final.

He was named to Brazil’s 23-man team for the 2019 Copa América, which was held on home soil, in May 2019. He then took over as Brazil’s captain for the tournament, replacing Neymar. Alves scored in Brazil’s 5–0 triumph over Peru in the team’s final group encounter on June 22 in Sao Paulo, advancing the squad to the quarter-finals. Brazil faced Peru in the final on 7 July at the Maracan Stadium, and triumphed 3–1 to claim the title; Alves was voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He won the Copa América for the 40th time in his career in 2019.

Alves was picked to the Brazil squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics on June 17, 2021. Brazil defeated Spain in the final, winning the gold medal with a 2–1 victory thanks to a Malcolm extra-time goal. He became the oldest footballer in history to win a medal in the men’s Olympic football event at the age of 38.

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

Dani Alves Brazil

Player: Dani Alves Brazil (source: Twitter)

Dani Alves has won several titles and individual awards in his career.


  • Campeonato Baiano: 2001
  • Copa do Nordeste: 2001, 2002


  • Copa del Rey: 2006–07
  • Supercopa de España: 2007
  • UEFA Cup: 2005–06, 2006–07
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2006


  • La Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Supercopa de España: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Copa Catalunya: 2012–13, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de Catalunya: 2014–15
  • UEFA Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015


  • Serie A: 2016–17
  • Coppa Italia: 2016–17

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1: 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Coupe de France: 2017–18;
  • Coupe de la Ligue: 2017–18
  • Trophée des Champions: 2017, 2018

São Paulo

  • Campeonato Paulista: 2021


  • Copa América: 2007, 2019
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 2009, 2013

Brazil Olympic

  • Summer Olympics: 2020

Brazil U20

  • FIFA World Youth Championship: 2003


  • Campeonato Paulista Team of the Tournament: 2020
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Bronze Ball: 2003
  • UEFA Cup Most Valuable Player: 2005–06
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • La Liga Defender of the Season: 2008–09
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament: 2013
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2014–15
  • France Football World XI: 2015
  • Serie A Team of the Year: 2016–17
  • IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2017
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2017–18
  • Copa América Best Player: 2019
  • Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2019
  • IFFHS CONMEBOL Team of the Decade: 2011–2020