After leaving PSG Brazilian defender Dani Alves has signed for Brazilian club São Paulo until December 2022.
The 36 year old defender was a free agent after playing out his contract with PSG.
Alves is returning to Brazilian football after a 17 year stay in Europe since joining FC Seville from Bahia in 2002.
Alves led Brazil to Copa America glory at home in July 2019.
São Paulo’s President Carlos Augusto de Barros e Silva has not hidden his delight to secure the services of the ever green Brazil defender who still had suitors amongst Europe’s elite leagues and clubs but opted to return home.
“Daniel Alves is the embodiment of what this management envisions for São Paulo – one of the leading players in the world and recognized for his immense professionalism, his fierce determination and his endless thirst for titles and victories,” the club’s President said.
“He is also a socially engaged citizen and passionate about his country. São Paulo therefore, wins on every front.”
“One day I told Daniel Alves that he will come to play at São Paulo, his heart club. Today I have the immense joy and pride to have kept that promise,” the President added.
Daniel Alves Da Silva is a serial winner, with 40 trophies in his trophies’ cabinet from Bahia, FC Seville, FC Barcelona, Juventus, PSG and the Brazilian national teams and so many individuals awards.
He has won 115 caps for Brazil scoring eight goals.
It will not come as a surprise if the player with the most collective honors in football (40) plays the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar for Brazil because he is not showing any signs of stopping.