“Waiting for Alves’ second term at Camp Nou.”
NBCNEWS – After playing for Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Sao Paulo, the living Barcelona legend, Dani Alves, has finally returned to Camp Nou. The Brazilian has rejoined the club he first played for in the 2008 season.
Alves left Barcelona in the 2016 season. During his career at the Catalan club, Alves scored the most successful period in Barcelona’s history.
Alves has also made some amazing records and stats and it looks like the 38-year-old is still capable of continuing his good form under new coach, Xavi Hernandez, who is none other than his former team-mate.
It will be interesting to see how the veteran full-back plays. And, to celebrate Alves’ return, here are eight of the best records and stats from Alves’ first spell with Barcelona.
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1. During his eight years at Barcelona, Alves’ list of accolades is as follows: 6 La Liga titles, 4 Copa del Rey, 4 Supercopa de Espana, 3 Champions League, 3 UEFA Super Cup, 3 Club World Cup.
2. The record above means also a fantastic record in more detail for other Alves, which is 2.8 trophies per season. That also means one trophy is lifted every 17 games at Barcelona.
3. Further trophies won with Brazil, Bahia, PSG, Juventus, Sevilla and Sao Paolo making him the most awarded male footballer in the history of the sport. A total of 46 trophies – and more than half of them were won at Barca.
4. 43 of Messi’s 672 goals in Barcelona were assisted by Alves. Andres Iniesta (44) and Luis Suarez (54) were the only players to provide more assists for the Argentine’s goal.
5. Alves averages 30 appearances in La Liga (48 in all competitions) in a season at Barcelona.
6. The Brazilian sits 13th in Barcelona’s all-time most appearance maker. Lionel Messi is the only foreign player to earn more.
7. Guardiola’s first signing was Alves. At the age of 38, he also became Xavi’s first signing.
8. In 208 appearances under Pep Guardiola, Alves recorded 68 assists and 15 goals. It worked as a direct goal contribution every 214 minutes – for the right-back. To put that in context, the modern-day equivalent of Trent Alexander-Arnold is averaging a goal or assist every 255 minutes under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
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