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Diego Alves

BornJune 24, 1985

Diego Alves Carreira known as Alves, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF in Spain, as a goalkeeper. Having started professionally at Clube Atlético Mineiro, Alves moved to UD Almería on 24 July 2007, as the Andalusians had just achieved a first ever La Liga promotion. He eventually became the undisputed starter, helping the club overachieve for a final 8th place in the league. Alves made his official debut for the Che on 13 September 2011, in a 0-0 away draw against K.R.C. Genk for the season's UEFA Champions League. Alves also appeared in the second Champions League group stage match, at home to Chelsea, where he had a series of superb saves. Alves was chosen to represent Brazil at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, as backup to Renan. He did not receive any playing time as the national team went on to win a bronze medal. Alves made his debut for the full side on 10 November 2011, in a friendly with Gabon.
La Liga 2016/17, Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia: 5 Talking Points
La Liga 2016/17, Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia: 5 Talking Points
Marcelo scored the winner while Cristiano Ronaldo rewrote record books
La Liga 2016/17: Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid, Player Ratings
La Liga 2016/17: Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid, Player Ratings
Valencia scored two goals in the first 10 minutes which were enough for them to beat league leaders, Real Madrid.
Injury time penalty gives Barca key win against Valencia
Injury time penalty gives Barca key win against Valencia
La Liga 2016/17: Valencia CF 2-3 FC Barcelona - Player Ratings
La Liga 2016/17: Valencia CF 2-3 FC Barcelona - Player Ratings
A late Messi goal saw Barcelona overcome a resurgent Valencia team.
Cesare Prandelli starts working on Valencia's tactical aspects
Cesare Prandelli starts working on Valencia's tactical aspects
Stats: Who is the best penalty saving goalkeeper in Europe?
Stats: Who is the best penalty saving goalkeeper in Europe?
Only 5 goalkeepers have saved at least 40% of the penalties saved
Reports: Cesare Prandelli to be named new Valencia Coach
Reports: Cesare Prandelli to be named new Valencia Coach
According to reports, the former Italy coach has been offered a two-year deal.
Neymar is being persecuted says Valencia's Diego Alves
Neymar is being persecuted says Valencia's Diego Alves
Neymar has faced a lot of criticism for his recent performances
Brazil goalkeeper Diego Alves rebuts Luis Suarez remarks
Brazil goalkeeper Diego Alves rebuts Luis Suarez remarks
Alves is in the Brazil squad for the first time since November 2014, having fully recovered from a serious knee injury.
Brazil's Diego Alves out of Copa America
Brazil's Diego Alves out of Copa America
The keeper will be out for 6 months due to the injury
Real Madrid 2-2 Valencia: Five Talking Points
Real Madrid 2-2 Valencia: Five Talking Points
Real Madrid lost vital ground on leaders Barcelona as they were held at home by Valencia in a result that all but guarantees that the title goes to th ...
Europe's 5 best penalty saving goalkeepers in recent years
Europe's 5 best penalty saving goalkeepers in recent years
Petr Cech’s heroics against Bayern Munich helped Chelsea win their first ever Champions League title Winning a penalty is a cause for celebr ...
Valencia stun Barcelona 3-2 win in Camp Nou
Valencia stun Barcelona 3-2 win in Camp Nou
Brazil’s forgotten XI: Best team from players Scolari didn’t pick
Brazil’s forgotten XI: Best team from players Scolari didn’t pick
With the 2014 World Cup looming on the horizon, Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has been hard at work fine-tuning his Selecao line-up ahead of the summer extravaganza. But as is always the case with the country’s incredible well of talent, many stars have been overlooked for the Selecao cause. Here’s a starting XI of [...]The post
La Liga team of the week – Game Week Six
La Liga team of the week – Game Week Six
Week six has come and gone and the biggest news was the flurry of controversial refereeing decisions made by Belgian-born La liga referee, César Muñiz Fernández in the game involving Elche and Real Madrid at the Martínez Valero. Barcelona and Atleti keep their 100 percent record while Espanyol record their first loss of the season. […]
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