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Dani Alves enlarges a unique track record: 44 titles

Dani Alves enlarges a unique track record: 44 titles

The Brazilian Dani Alves expanded a record that was already unique in the world after being able to captain his team to the gold medal in the Olympic Games, by beating Spain (2-1) in the final, with which he achieved one of the titles that he lacked and raised his account to 44.

At 38, the ex-footballer from Seville and Barcelona, ​​keeps his ambition intact. He is the oldest soccer medalist in history. He has played every minute (480+ the final) with Brazil and being important. Until the final, he leads his team in the statistics in recovering the ball, in decisive passes or well-executed dribbles.

And acting as captain, a fundamental role for Brazil to be able to revalidate the gold achieved in Rio 2016: “He has an impressive physical shape. His maturity speaks for itself; He is very experienced and lucid in his decisions. He is an example for all Brazilian athletes ”, his coach, André Jardine, highlighted the day before.

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A Dani Alves who after the last game of the group stage against Saudi Arabia joked when asked by EFE about his illusion of competing in the Olympic Games. “Are you retiring me?” He said with his usual smile before assuring that “old rockers never die.”

And that is your goal. Extend his career as long as possible in search of rounding it off with 50 titles, among which the Qatar World Cup in 2022 stands out, a competition in which glory resists him.

And in Japan it has shown. 44 titles, but his ambition does not end there. American boxer Floyd Mayweather went undefeated to win 50 fights to retire, and Dani Alves does the same. With one goal between eyebrows: the next World Cup, the title that is missing from his album.

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«I do not consider myself an old person, I am going to continue fighting. I just have more experience. My goal is to win the 2022 World Cup, I have never hidden it, “he said recently.

To do this, after 19 years of career in the elite, you must take care of your health. A knee injury in May took him out for a month and prevented him from joining Tite’s plans for the Copa América, although on the contrary it allowed him to be in top form for an Olympic Games of which he is champion.

– Record of Dani Alves

6 Leagues in Spain

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5 King’s Cups in Spain

5 Spanish Super Cups

4 European Super Cups

3 Champions Leagues

2 European Leagues

3 Club World Cups

1 Serie A in Italy

1 Italian Cup

2 Leagues in France

1 Cup in France

1 French Super Cup

1 French League Cup

1 French Super Cup

1 Paulista Championship in Brazil

1 Copa do Nordeste in Brazil

2 America Cups

2 Confederations Cups

1 Olympic silver medal.

1 Olympic gold medal. EFE (HN)

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