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.
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
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. […]