Best Quotes of Dani Alves

Dani Alves is a Brazilian footballer who plays as both a right-back and an attacking midfielder. He is the captain of the Brazil national team and plays for Sao Paulo FC. He is regarded as the most polished player in football history, having won more than 40 trophies for various reasons.

Dani Alves has also won nine European medals, making him the second most decorated defender in European competition history. He joined Barcelona in 2008, but stayed with Sevilla for six years, winning two UEFA Cups and the Copa Del Rey. He also won the Supercopa de Espana, FIFA Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup as a result of his hard work.

Here are some of his quotes:

“At Barcelona, it wasn’t about winning all the time; it was first about how to win.”― Dani

“I’m a good crazy. A crazy good guy. Someone who makes the most of life.”― Dani

“I have flaws, but I’m honest.”― Dani

“I have faced many, but the most annoying was James Milner. He follows you forward and follows you backwards. It’s very difficult because he attacks you and defends you, and then attacks you and defends you again.”― Dani 

“Guardiola improved me a lot as a footballer. He taught me a lot of things, and that’s why, in every interview I’m asked, I always say the same thing: He is the best manager that I have worked with.”― Dani

“When things begin to go negative, sometimes we just have to cover our ears and not let such circumstances influence us.”― Dani

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“Those who know Neymar know his great quality and how special he is. And I insist again, we have to take care of players like that; they illuminate football. It’s players like him that make football have any sense.”― Dani

“It is hard to improve someone as a player, but is easier to help someone become a better person.”― Dani

“Barcelona is my home. It’s impossible to say that I wouldn’t return.”― Dani

“Everyone wants, wants, wants… and when they have, they feel desperate.”― Dani

“From God, I have the strength and intelligence to have alternatives and can live even without football.”― Dani

“Starting in a World Cup is always complicated, hard, and important. When you start well… The rest of the competitors are watching. I think it’s the most important match in a World Cup, along with the final.”― Dani

“When you want to win, you are doomed to suffer conflicts.”― Dani

“Messi is much better than Cristiano Ronaldo.”― Dani Alves

“Messi has a divine gift.”― Dani Alves

“Cristiano works hard. We have our battles, but I admire him. He is a guy with great dedication, and he’s competitive.”― Dani Alves

“If you lose a title, perhaps it’s because your rivals are better than you are. But to be demoted from the top flight is really heartbreaking.”― Dani Alves

“I don’t understand why everyone fights for power, money, fame.”― Dani Alves

“Money’s a necessary evil, there to give you moments. It gives me things I couldn’t have – nice things – but happiness? That’s not a question of money and fame. Quite the opposite.”― Dani

“For me, ‘rich’ isn’t having lots of money; rich is having loads of things in your head.”― Dani

“I left hurt because I think I fought hard to create a great history at Barcelona. I left with 23 titles in eight years.”― Dani

“I’m a very restless person, and new experiences excite me more than anything else.”― Dani

“At Brazil, we play as a collective, something that also happens in Barcelona, but not at Real Madrid.”― Dani

“I think that the best player in the world should be quiet, humble, and friendly. Lionel Messi is all of these things, while Cristiano often lacks some of these qualities.”― Dani

“I would not play in Madrid. If I leave Barca, I would not go there. My Madrid train has passed.”― Dani

“The world is evolving, and we must evolve with it.”― Dani Alves

“I know that if the people close to me are happy, I am happy, and I can do my job better.”― Dani Alves

“Behind the footballer, there is a human being.”― Dani Alves

“I respect people with high levels of self-esteem.”― Dani Alves

“Sometimes, words are twisted and don’t reach people in their intended way.”― Dani Alves

“English football is a type of football which excites me a lot.”― Dani Alves

“In life, people move on their interests and even more when money is an issue.”― Dani Alves

“Yes, I love shoes and especially Jordans; they’re always beautiful.”― Dani Alves

“My parents gave me a practical example of what life was about, and I won’t forget that.”― Dani Alves

“Jose Mourinho is a great coach. I would really like to work with him, and I once came close. He knows what weapons to use against teams, and he has won everything.”― Dani Alves

“Google seems to be more intelligent than some people.”― Dani Alves

“Decisions are for the brave, and I am the bravest, deciding to leave Barcelona and Juventus.”― Dani Alves

“What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.”― Dani Alves

“Sometimes I think that people are not prepared to listen and discuss truths.”― Dani Alves

“I like to have personality in my way of dressing. I think being normal is a bit boring.”― Dani Alves

“I’ve already promised that I want to end my career where I started it, as a way of thanking those who gave me the chance to make my name in football. I want to have a spell there before I retire, but one that’s enjoyable for me and for them, too.”― Dani Alves

“I always think about life, and I think that we are here with a mission, and once we have done our mission, we go somewhere else.”― Dani Alves

“I am so dedicated, so passionate, and that counts for more than what crazy people throw at me.”― Dani Alves

“I never hid my move to Real Madrid was almost done… my fate changed, and I arrived at Barcelona instead.”― Dani Alves

“For me, Thiago Silva remains the best defender in the world.”― Dani

“Google seems to be more intelligent than some people.”― Dani

“I am so dedicated, so passionate, and that counts for more than what crazy people throw at me.”― Dani

“I never hid my move to Real Madrid was almost done… my fate changed, and I arrived at Barcelona instead.”― Dani Alves

“For me, Thiago Silva remains the best defender in the world.”― Dani

“I enjoy gastronomy, music, and fashion, so I’ll end up involved in one of those three areas – or all three! They’re things I have a passion for, and I only do what I’m passionate about.”― Dani Alves

“I like my decisions to be taken carefully, so they don’t harm anyone close to me, so that the people close to me are happy.”― Dani Alves

“In life, you have to weigh everything up, even when they are just decisions about your career.”― Dani

“The idea that I might finish my career without going to the Premier League, it is not possible.”― Dani

“I have lived with a lot of racism in Spain. Unfortunately, I have had to learn to deal with it.”― Dani

“For those who are genuinely passionate about football, Barca are worthy of admiration.”― Dani

“All my fights with Cristiano were because of the press.”― Dani

“At other clubs I have been, at Juventus, at Barca, we had two ‘ships’: one for the domestic league and another for the Champions League.”― Dani Alves

“People who want to know who I am, or my history, put my name into Google.”― Dani

“The most important thing in life is to know where you come from, and I know where I come from.”― Dani

“If people only knew how much I respect Cristiano Ronaldo. I will repeat it to make myself clear: I respect Cristiano Ronaldo.”― Dani

“You have to be strong and calm to overcome difficult moments.”― Dani

“In life, we should explore options outside our comfort zone.”― Dani

Dani Alves

“To be a great champion, you have to believe that you are the best, and if you aren’t, then you have to act as though you are.”― Dani

“Having my friends close to me is always a pleasure, a great honour.”― Dani

“I have had disagreements with journalists, but they annoy me so much when they don’t talk about football.”― Dani

“I don’t have an expiry date. My body is my answer – when I see that I can no longer compete, when my head is not in it anymore, it will be the time to stop.”― Dani Alves

“People are marked down for their age – once you get past 30, people look at you a bit funny. When you get to 35, the questions are all, ‘When are you going to stop?’ Calm down!”― Dani

“It’s the old story: do you want a normal car, or something top of the range? That is how I am – the older I am, the more expensive I am!”― Dani

“A national team is a reflection of its country’s football, and both Brazil and Argentina have earned respect for what they’ve achieved.”― Dani

“Even without tactical discipline, what is important for a team is having players with maturity and a sense of responsibility.”― Dani

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