In modern-day football, Dani Alves will be ranked amongst the best full-back that ever played the game. The Brazilian was a special breed that played across Europe and contributed massively to his team. He is the most decorated footballer of all time having collected the most honors in football-40 and has earned his name playing for several top clubs in Europe.
This is why Dani Alves’s net worth that is estimated to be in the region of $100m is not a surprise to many as he deserves it. Starting from his days at Sevilla to Barcelona, he has always been a player that earns well amongst defenders and at one point was the highest-paid defender in the world. This is why the Brazilian is highly regarded wherever he goes.
As he winds down in his career and can earn a big salary, he ensured that he moved for free from club to club which also brings in sign-on fees that help boost his income line. The 36-year-old defender who played his for Paris Saint Germain before the Copa America in his home country earlier this year has been able to create a status for himself to be a player sort after not just by clubs but also brands that want to be visible.
He is an Adidas ambassador amongst the several endorsement deals that he has. He was able to get to this level due to his commitment and contribution to all the teams he played for. Dani Alves was part of the Brazilian squad that won the 2007 and 2009 Copa America and Confederations Cup respectively. All of these have added up and made Dani Alves’s net worth what it is today.
So starting his career in Brazil at Bahia before moving to Sevilla in 2002 where he spent six years before he signed for Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona in 2008. It was at this point many knew the kind of player he was. He contributed massively to the Barcelona success in that era and has the record of the player that has provided Lionel Messi with the highest assist at Barcelona.
The way he takes the team as his own and fights for every member of his team is a passionate feeling that is not common in the game. Everyone sees Alves as someone that doesn’t take nonsense and must be respected as he stands by every member of his team and whatever he believes in.
His records for the clubs he played for are also not bad as a defender. 11 goals for Sevilla and 14 for Barcelona is a decent number for a full back. With his move back to his home country to play for Sao Paulo, Alves has already opened his scoring record on his debut.
If all his honors are to be counted, he will be the most decorated player currently playing football. Two Europa League, one Laliga Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup with Sevilla before moving to Barcelona where he won most of his honors. Six Laliga, four Copa del Rey, three Champions League, three UEFA Super Cup, and three World Club Cup.
Other honors include league titles in Italy with Juventus and France with PSG. All of these have added to how much Dani Alves has and how he has been able to raise his net worth by playing for several clubs across Europe. He has also contributed to things outside football by participating in the Special Olympics as an ambassador of the game when he was appointed in 2011.
This was to promote global awareness and respect for people with intellectual disabilities prior to the 2014 world cup. This has shown that despite having made so much money in the game, he has also been able to raise the bar in the game by contributing to other sport using his popularity.