Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Deliver Brazil National Team to the final of the sport of football Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Dani Alves has the opportunity to add to his trophy collection while staying away from being chased Lionel Messi as the footballer with the most title collections.
The 38-year-old is one of the senior players for the Samba team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The opportunity to achieve the highest achievement in the Olympics has the potential to add to the list of Alves’ success. Until now, the former Barcelona player has recorded 42 titles in his professional career.
Alves also became the most successful player in the history of international football, as well as four titles ahead of Messi, who had just won his 38th trophy by winning the 2021 Copa America.
Despite being under Alves, Messi had already felt the gold necklace at the Olympics. Messi led the Argentine national team to win the 2008 Olympics.
Several team titles obtained by Alves were also won together with Messi when both were still in the Blaugrana costume.
Dani Alves taking a penalty in the 2020 Olympics semifinals. (REUTERS/HENRY ROMERO)
In addition to achieving achievements with Barcelona, the player who plays as a right-back has also won glory with Sevilla, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
Alves is now defending the Sao Paulo club which has just won the 2021 Campeonato Paulista title.
In addition to club level, Alves is also noted for leading Brazil to win the Copa America and the Confederations Cup.
Brazil is the defending Olympic soccer champion. In 2016, Neymar and his friends defeated Germany in the final and presented Brazil’s first Olympic gold.
Alves cs will meet Spain, which is reinforced by several players from the La Furia Roja national team at Euro 2020, such as Pedri, Unai Simon, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, and Dani Olmo. Just like Brazil, Spain has only won Olympic football once, namely in 1992.
(nva / jun)