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Dani Alves

31-Year-Old Defender     Barcelona  La Liga      Full Name: Daniel Alves da Silva


Birthdate:  May 6, 1983    Birthplace:  Juazeiro, Brazil    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  141 lbs    

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Alves said that he wants to leave Barcelona to play in the Premier League next season, according to Sky Sports.

Alves said the current season would be his last with Barcelona. He joined the side in 2008, winning four league titles and two Champions League tournaments.

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February 19, 2014

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Alves scored a goal in the 90th minute of Barcelona's 2-0 Champions League win at Manchester City on Tuesday.

Alves' goal was a back-breaker against a 10-man City squad, who played the final 35 minutes without Martin Demichelis after he was sent off in the 54th minute. The goal gave Barca a 2-0 aggregate lead, with the second leg to be played at Camp Nou.

August 19, 2013

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Alves was treated Monday for an ankle injury he picked up in Sunday's match against Levante, Football Espana reports.

Alves was able to knock in a goal in the 24th minute of Sunday's match, equaling his Liga total from the last two years combined. The ankle injury doesn't appear to be serious in nature, although Barca has a quick turnaround with a Copa del Rey match against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. If he's forced to miss that match, he could be ready for their next Liga match on August 25 against Malaga.

August 13, 2013

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Alves is reportedly at the top of Paris Saint-Germain's transfer wish list, Football Espana reports.

Despite the interest in the Brazilian defender, a move from Barca to PSG would be very surprising given the difficulties the two clubs have had making deals in the past. Barca open their La Liga season this Sunday against Levante.

May 16, 2012

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Alves has broken his collarbone and will miss the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao on May 25, the Associated Press reports.

Alves will need surgery and will probably be out for a while after getting injured in practice. Barcelona already had injury issues to its defenders corps, so this certainly won't help.

November 18, 2010

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Alves may leave Barcelona due to not being able to agree to a contract extension, reports.

This would be a tough blow for Barcelona.

October 27, 2010

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Alves, who has not gotten a lot of time on the field at Barcelona, is sending out feelers gauge what interest Chelsea may have in the Spanish wing back this January, reports Sky Sports.

Alves may not want to go to Chelsea if it's time on the field that he's looking for. The Blues have Ashley Cole playing that same role, just on the other side of the pitch. Fiscal responsibility has never been the mode of operations at the Bridge though, so it's very easy to see the move possibly happening.

June 7, 2008

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The star Brazilian defender is set to move from Sevilla to Barcelona in a reportedly 32 million transfer deal according to

Barca desperately needs defensive help, and although they have a bottomless pit of money, you have to wonder if a deal of this magnitude may mean the end of Henry, Ronaldinho, or even both at Barca.