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.