#5 Dani Alves
Dani Alves is one of the most successful Brazilian defenders in history, winning an astonishing 34 trophies in his career so far. He is also one of the greatest defenders who has worn the Barcelona jersey. One of the pioneers of the Barcelona golden era, he won lots of trophies for the Blaugranas including a historic treble in 2009.
He is one of the strongest and most intense right-sided defenders in the world and covers an amazing amount of ground. He joined FC Barcelona during the summer transfer window in 2008, after spending six years with Sevilla.
He is a tireless runner who is able to run up and down the wing contributing heavily to the attack, without ever forgetting his defensive roles. He linked up well with the team, moving to and fro to support Lionel Messi excellently in attack.
He had 20 goals and 74 assists to his name in 293 appearances for the Spanish side.Published 25 Mar 2018, 12:16 IST