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Dani Alves is regarded as one of the best right backs to ever play the game. Not only was it his skill on the ball that kept him in these conversations, but it was also the impressive trophy cabinet he boasts as well.

However, the conversations now around Alves have turned bitter after the former Barcelona star was sentenced to serve four years and six months in prison for rape.

Mail Sport takes a look at the rise and fall of the ex-Brazil international who worked his way up from humble beginnings to superstardom before tarnishing his legacy as a result of an incident which took place on December 30, 2022.


Dani Alves' personal life 

Early life  

Alves was born in Juazeiro, State of Bahia in Brazil on May 6, 1983. He was born into a poor family to father Domingos Alves Da Silva and mother Dona Lucia.

His father was a farmer, whilst his mother was a housewife. Alves has a brother Ney Alves.

Dani Alves was charged with a four year and six months prison sentence for rape

Dani Alves was charged with a four year and six months prison sentence for rape

Alves was regarded as one of the best right-sided players in football and played with some of the greats including Messi, Neymar and Iniesta

Alves was regarded as one of the best right-sided players in football and played with some of the greats including Messi, Neymar and Iniesta

Alves' father Domingos said at a young age that Dani would always be out playing football.

Alves Sr even credits himself for putting Alves Jr in the position he is renowned for. He claims his son used to play as a right winger when he was six but because of a lack of goals scored he switched his position to right back.

Alves has one brother Ney, they are very close and often appear on each other's social media accounts

Alves has one brother Ney, they are very close and often appear on each other's social media accounts

How old is Alves?

Dani Alves is 40-years-old.

Dani Alves relationships

The 40-year-old has been married twice. He married his first wife Dinora Santana in 2008, after they first started dating on New Year's Day in 2005.

The marriage lasted just three years and they went their separate ways and divorced in 2011.  

The reason behind the divorce to date has not been revealed but at the time there were rumours Alves had flirted with Brazilian soap actress Thaissa Carvalho.

Alves got remarried in 2017 to Spanish model Joana Sanz, (who is 10 years his junior) in a secret ceremony in Ibiza. 

Sanz announced that she would be divorcing Alves in 2023 after he admitted to having sexual relations with the  women involved in his assault case.

Alves had two children with first wife Dinora Santana who he married in 2008

Alves had two children with first wife Dinora Santana who he married in 2008

Alves got remarried in 2017 to Spanish model Joana Sanz

Alves got remarried in 2017 to Spanish model Joana

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