Dani Alves: If Messi overtakes me in the number of trophies I will play until I am 50

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Dani Alves: If Messi overtakes me in the number of trophies I will play until I am 50

The legendary Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves said that he still does not intend to end his playing career. Dani Alves turned 39 in May. He spoke about Pumas UNAL first and said: "First, before requesting anything, I like to deliver.

I have a year to prove myself with them. I wouldn't have a problem. I need to show them that I can, that together we can build a very cool team in Mexico, that plays in a different way, that young people take a step forward."

Dani Alves talked about his potential retirement:

"I don't like to think about the future, because it is difficult to predict. Let life move in its usual course. If Messi overtakes me in the number of trophies, I will play until I am 50," said this football veteran.

Dani Alves holds the world record with a total of 46 (team) trophies won in his career, while his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi won 41.

Dani Alves sent a message to Lionel Messi

"Life always says: If you are going to be overtaken sometimes, let it be by someone better than you," the Brazilian wrote.

"This post is not for ego, it's just for you to also believe in yourself. Define your destiny and fight every day until you reach the goal!!"

Messi’s 41 trophies


  • La Liga: 10
  • Supercopa de España: 8
  • UEFA Champions League: 4
  • Copa del Rey: 7
  • UEFA Super Cup: 3
  • Club World Cup: 3
  • Total: 35
  • Trophée des Champions: 1
  • Ligue 1: 1
  • Total: 2
  • Copa América: 1
  • CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions (Finalissima): 1
  • Olympic Gold Medal: 1
  • FIFA U20 World Cup: 1
  • Total: 4
Messi currently plays for Paris Saint Germain, while Alves moved to Mexico as a free agent after his contract with Barcelona expired. He has already played ten games for UNAM Pumas from Mexico City.