Maradona or Pele, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Probably this type of question can never reach an univocal solution, but it is however possible to take into account certain data, such as trophies won in one’s career, in order to be able to say unequivocally who is the player who has won the most in football history.
For sure these players have played an important role in football history, but despite having, every and each of them, won a lot (Messi and CR7 are still in activity so they will have time to crumble even these records), the most successful player ever is Dani Alves, who is still playing on the pitch wearing the Sao Paulo FC number 10 jersey. Dani Alves’ palmares – you can find it here – is truly impressive, even more if you think that he has won at least one trophy in every club he has played for.
Dani Alves and his amazing career
Dani Alves is certainly one of the best right-backs of his generation (probably of all times) and the fact of having played and won for the best clubs in the world clubs is itself an important business card. During his twenty years long career among the professionals, the thirty-seven year old Brazilian has worn the jerseys of Bahia, Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint Germain and Sao Paulo, winning the 43 trophies overall. Some bookmakers used to offer promo codes based on Dani Alves performance (for example a William Hill promo code).
In order of “importance” Dani Alves can boast 3 Champions League (all of them playing for Blaugrana), 3 Club World Cup, 2 Europa League (with Sevilla), 2 America’s Cup, 2 Confederations Cup and an Under 20 World Cup with the Carioca jersey. Arriving in Sao Paulo, he chose to wear the number 10 to celebrate his winning career unequivocally.
Dani Alves has won trophies around the world
In the four different leagues in which he has played, Dani Alves has always had a leading role, winning at least one trophy with his club. In Brazil, at the beginning of his career, the right back won 2 North-East Cups with Bahia; in Italy, even if he wore the Juventus t-shirt for just one year, he won 1 Campionato and 1 Italian Cup (also reaching the Champions League final lost against Real Madrid in Cardiff) .It is in Spain, however, that Dani Alves has achieved his most important successes, becoming a true legend of La Liga: in addition to the international trophies won with Seville and Barcelona (to which we must also add 4 UEFA Super Cups), the carioca player boasts 6 La Liga victories, 5 Copa del Rey and 5 Spanish Super Cups.
Finally wearing the PSG jersey in France he “just” won two Ligue1, 1 French Cup, 1 French League Cup and 2 French Super Cups. It is good to remember that, unlike some winning players “almost by accident”, or as non-protagonists, Dani Alves was instead one of the best players of his generation, included for five times in the list of the best players of the year by UEFA.