Daniel Alves da Silva commonly known as Dani Alves, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as an offensive right defender for FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team. Dani Alves made his professional debut for Esporte Clube Bahia in a match against Paraná Clube, for the 2001 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. During 2002-2003, he was on loan with Sevilla. Around that time, he played in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship where he impressed as Brazil won the tournament; he was named as the third best player of the tournament. In December 2006, he signed a new contract with Sevilla, tying him to the club until 2012. He had a successful 2006–07 season, making 47 appearances and scoring five goals. On 2 July 2008, Alves joined FC Barcelona on a four-year contract, that included a buy-out clause of €90 million. Alves was instrumental in Barca's winning of their third consecutive La Liga title and fourth Champions League title. He earned his first international cap in a friendly against Ecuador. He was included in Brazil's team for the 2007 Copa América. He appeared in four matches including the final against Argentina, where he gave an assist and scored a goal in a 3–0 victory.