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Name Dani Alves
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer

Affiliation

Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Sao Paulo FC
  Juventus
  Barcelona FC
  Sevilla FC

2016 03 19 Retrieve

[Dani Alves speaking before Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Arsenal (5-1 on aggregate) in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League] When I talk about energy, happiness, joy, that’s applicable to life. I try to make people take that on; I hope to be contagious. Don’t be bitter: the world’s already bitter enough, it’s already self-destructing. I want that positive energy to reach people. I can’t sing, but I sing. There’s a phrase: quien canta, sus males espanta [he who sings, sings his troubles away]. So, I sing

2017 03 18 Retrieve

[Dani Alves believes Juventus have what it takes to win the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League title] We are in good shape, both physically and psychologically. Now we are going into the most important part of the season. Great players work all year to be ready for these moments … to win competitions. Together, we can have a great finale to the campaign. I am aware of how important the Champions League is for the Bianconeri and the history of this club. I too, like all the Juventini, want to dream and am convinced we can do it if we stay calm and show no fear of making mistakes … then we can go all the way

2017 04 08 Retrieve

[Dani Alves speaks about the difficulty of playing in South America’s World Cup qualifiers] The South American qualifiers are tough, the hardest in the world if you ask me, the ones where you have to adapt the most. You have to go to Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela and the like. They’re tough games to play, and the atmosphere can be hostile. You have a lot of problems to overcome. It wasn’t easy before and it’s not easy now, but the important thing is to be prepared and not come up with excuses. The qualifiers are a test of how mature you are

2017 04 22 Retrieve

[Dani Alves reveals what he said to console former club team-mate Neymar after Juventus eliminated Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals] The only thing I told him was not to regard this as a defeat, but as a learning experience, to get up from this type of situation and move on

2017 06 03 Retrieve

[Dani Alves revealed what he said to Barcelona officials before joining Juventus] Before I went to Juventus, I made a final promise to the board at Barcelona. I said: ‘You’re going to miss me’. I didn’t mean as a player. Barça have plenty of incredible players. What I meant was they were going to miss my spirit. They were going to miss the care I had for the dressing room. They were going to miss the blood I spilled every time I put on the shirt

2018 04 27 Retrieve

[While at Barcelona, Brazilian defender Dani Alves peeled and bit into a banana thrown at him by Villarreal fans in a racist gesture in 2014. Alves said at the time:] We have suffered this in Spain for some time. You have to take it with a dose of humour

2018 05 19 Retrieve

[Dani Alves writes after it was announced he would miss out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia due to suffering a knee injury during PSG’s Coupe de France victory] I don’t consider myself a veteran. As you can see, my spirit is about 13 years old. Who knows, maybe when the 2022 World Cup comes around, I will still be competing for a place on the team. My body will be 39, but my spirit will have only turned 17

2018 11 10 Retrieve

[Dani Alves reveals how close he came to making a move to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea from Spanish club Sevilla in the summer of 2007] I thought it was done, that I was going there to work with him. I don’t know if he got different information, that I didn’t want to go or whatever, because since then, our relationship hasn’t been so good, but it wasn’t my fault. I was convinced that I was going to work with him and form part of his team

2019 08 10 Retrieve

[Dani Alves speaks about his ambitions after completing his move to Sao Paulo] The dreams I have are greater than any difficulty that may exist along the way. I stress again that my goal is trying to play the World Cup 2022. And that means being in a club that gives me that possibility, that bet for me, that believes in my professionalism and my history in football

2019 10 12 Retrieve

[Dani Alves talks about his motivation to feature at Qatar 2022] I will be almost 40 years old at the next World Cup and I will work my socks off to make it