Dani Alves becomes the most successful footballer in history after winning 42nd trophy


Paris Saint-Germain have finally got over the line to clinch the Ligue 1 title.

Thomas Tuchel’s side missed three opportunities to win the league but drew to Strasbourg before they lost 5-1 to Lille and then 3-2 to Nantes.

But ahead their clash against Monaco on Sunday night, Lille could only tie with Toulouse to gift PSG their second consecutive title.

PSG went on to beat Monaco 3-1 as they celebrated their triumph in style.

And the league victory was pretty significant for a certain Dani Alves.

It was the 35-year-old’s 42nd trophy during his illustrious career, meaning he has now become the most successful player in football history.

Alves moved ahead of Hossam Hassan’s tally of 41 with the Egyptian winning a crazy 25 trophies with Al-Ahly.


Of course, Alves won the majority (23) of his trophies at Barcelona over an eight-year period.

During his spell at the Camp Nou, he lifted six La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys, four Spanish Super Cups, three Champions Leagues, three Super Cups and three Club World Cups.


But he was lifting trophies at the age of 18 in his native Brazil with Bahia.

He won the Campeonato Baiano and two Copa do Nordeste at his first club before a move to Europe.

He joined Sevilla for the 2002/03 campaign, spending six seasons at Los Rojiblancos.

There he won a Copa del Rey, a Spanish Super Cup, two UEFA Cups and a UEFA Super Cup.

The UEFA Cup football trophy is brought

His trophy-laden spell at Barca was next before a one-year stint at Juventus saw him land Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

Now, in two seasons in France, he’s helped PSG to two Ligue 1 titles, a Coupe de France, a Coupe de la Ligue and a Trophee des Champions.


With PSG facing Rennes in the Coupe de France final at the weekend, Dani Alves could be landing his 43rd trophy in a matter of days.

On the international scene for Brazil, he won the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship before winning one Copa America and two Confederation Cups with the senior side.

It's a record that will take some beating.

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