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Daniel Alves Player Profile

Daniel Alves Player Profile
Daniel Alves
Full Name: Daniel Alves Da Silva
Date of Birth:May 6, 1983 (Age 34)
Place of Birth:Juazeiro
Nationality: Brazil
Height:173 cm.
Weight:71 Kg.
Squad Number:2
2009 FIFA Confederations Cup: Daniel Alves, Brazil v South Africa (PA)
Daniel Alves - When he went from Bahia to Sevilla in 2002, few expected he was going to become one of the most successful right-backs in the world. Playing far away from the hype that the Brazilian media gives to the Sao Paulo-Rio axis, Alves didn't attract that much attention from the public, with the exception of Bahia's fans, who already recognized his talent.

The move to Sevilla and his great performances there were enough to make him a regular for Dunga's call-ups and to grant him a move to Barcelona. Alves' quality has made Dunga look for alternatives to put him in the team, even with Maicon assured as the starting right back. At the Selecao, Daniel can play as a right winger or even as a left-back. Just another proof of his worth to the Brazilian team.

Did You Know:

Alves was part of the Brazilian team that won the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships. He was chosen as the third best player of the competition.