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Daniel Alves da Silva (born 6 May 1983), commonly known as Dani Alves (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈdɐ̃ni ˈawvis]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right back for French club Paris Saint-Germain and for the Brazilian national team.
Before joining Barcelona in 2008, Alves spent a successful six-year spell with Sevilla, winning two UEFA Cups and the Copa del Rey with the Andalusian side. He joined Barcelona for €32.5 million, becoming the third-most expensive defender of all time. He won the Treble in his first season with the club and in the next season he won the Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Additionally, he helped the club to clinch another two Spanish Super Cups, five league titles and two UEFA Champions League in the years that followed. Alves has held a Spanish passport since 2005.
A full international for Brazil since 2006, Alves was included in their squads for two World Cups and four Copa América tournaments, winning the 2007 edition of the Copa América, as well as the 2009 and 2013 Confederations Cups.
Alves was born in Juazeiro, a city in the Brazilian state of Bahia, to father Domingos Alves da Silva, a farmer. He played football with the neighboring kids. Alves’ father had a passion for football as well, and eventually managed to organize his own football team. Alves, at the age of ten, started as a winger, but because of the lack of goals he scored, his father re-positioned him as a right back, a position he still plays up to this day. Alves worked as a farmer and a trader in his youth