Dani Alves joins Sao Paulo

Dani Alves joins Sao Paulo

Former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris St Germain full-back Dani Alves has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Sao Paulo.

The 36-year-old Brazilian was a free agent having left PSG at the end of his contract in June and he has now opted to return to his homeland to join the club he supports.

Sao Paulo president Carlos Augusto De Barros E Silva, known as Leco, told the Tricolor Paulista’s official website: “Dani Alves embodies our vision for Sao Paulo.

“He is one of the leading players in the world, recognised for his immense professionalism, his fierce determination and endless thirst for titles and wins.”

Alves is indeed one of the most successful active players, winning six LaLiga titles and three Champions League trophies with Barca, the Serie A title with Juve and back-to-back Ligue 1 crowns with PSG, along with numerous domestic cups across Europe.

Leco added: “One day I told Dani he would come and play for Sao Paulo, the club of his heart. Today I have the immense pleasure to say I have kept that promise.”

More in this Section

Venue changed for Liverpool’s first match in Club World CupVenue changed for Liverpool’s first match in Club World Cup

Ralph Hassenhuttl puts Southampton improvement down to rediscovering identityRalph Hassenhuttl puts Southampton improvement down to rediscovering identity

Spurs down Kings in overtimeSpurs down Kings in overtime

Anthony Joshua ‘grateful for having a second opportunity’ against Andy Ruiz JrAnthony Joshua ‘grateful for having a second opportunity’ against Andy Ruiz Jr


Lifestyle

This Christmas remember that there is no such thing as cheap food.Buy local: Use your LOAF

As we wait, eager and giddy, a collective shudder of agitated ardor ripples through the theatre, like a Late, Late Toyshow audience when they KNOW Ryan’s going to give them another €150 voucher. Suddenly, a voice booms from the stage. Everyone erupts, whooping and cheering. And that was just for the safety announcement.Everyman's outstanding Jack and the Beanstalk ticks all panto boxes

Every band needs a Bez. In fact, there’s a case to be made that every workplace in the country could do with the Happy Mondays’ vibes man. Somebody to jump up with a pair of maracas and shake up the energy when things begin to flag.Happy Mondays create cheery Tuesday in Cork gig

More From The Irish Examiner