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Dani Alves.. 400 games with Barcelona

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The veteran Brazilian player Dani Alves continues with his historic numbers with his club Barcelona, ​​​​which he joined this season in his second spell with the Catalan club, after playing his 400th match with the Blaugrana shirt in the Clasico against Real Madrid . , which Barça won by four clean goals at Aqar.La Casa Real, Santiago Bernabéu.
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The first stage of Dani Alves, the 38-year-old, with Barcelona began in 2008 and lasted until 2016, when he began his career at the Bahian club and then moved to Seville and from there to Barcelona.

After that, Alves went to Juventus (2016-2017) and Paris Saint-Germain (2017-2019), before playing again in Brazil with Sao Paulo (2019-2021), in what seemed to be the end. of his career.

But the player’s desire to return to Europe and maintain his form and Barcelona’s need to have a leading role after the departure of Argentine Lionel Messi to PSG, contributed to his return, especially after obtaining the approval of his former teammate, friend and current team coach. Xavi Hernandez.

Alves’s career officially began with Barça at the beginning of this year, in January, five and a half years after his departure to the ‘old’.

Throughout this period, Alves established himself as the second most foreign player to play matches with the Barça shirt, until reaching his 400th appearance.

In total, Alves played 253 games for Barcelona in the League, 82 games in the Champions League, 45 games in the Copa del Rey, 12 games in the Spanish Super Cup, 5 games in the Club World Cup and 3 games in the Super Cup. of Europe.

Only the Argentine Lionel Messi, who holds the record for the number of games with his shirt as a foreign player, has 778 games, who left the Catalan team last summer, after the club could not renew his contract due to economic difficulties. . to leave him crying after 17 seasons with the first team, and he moved to the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain.

During his time at Barcelona, ​​​​Alves won 23 titles: six La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues, five Copas del Rey, three Club World Cups, four Spanish Super Cups and three European Super Cups.

In total, Alves, who was crowned with Brazil with two Copa América and the same with the Confederations Cup, is the most crowned player in history, with 46 titles with the clubs he played with his shirt, and he still has a chance to do it. increase titles this season with the title of the European League as well as the European Super Cup, if it is crowned with the “European League” with Barça, which says goodbye to the Copa del Rey, and its options to win the League are less and less , since he is 12 points away from the riyal with a game postponed for him.


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