FC Barcelona’s decision following the conviction of Dani Alves

The Catalan club reacted to the court ruling against the footballer who played over 400 matches for that institution
Josué Seixas
2024-02-27 10:42:53

The four-and-a-half-year prison sentence for Dani Alves for rape led FC Barcelona to remove his name from the list of club legends. The Brazilian is no longer included in the list of 102 footballers who made history in the institution, which includes recent additions such as Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué, and Lionel Messi.

Maintaining the presumption of innocence, the club made this decision once the court’s decision was known, as reported by the Catalan media outlet Sport. The ruling was issued last February 22, although the former Barcelona full-back has been in prison since January 2023 after his request for release was denied on the grounds of flight risk.


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Dani Alves played 408 matches for FC Barcelona over eight and a half seasons spanning two periods. During that time, he won three Champions Leagues, three Spanish Super Cups, three Club World Cups, six La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies, and four Spanish Super Cups.

Brazilian players who remain on the list of FC Barcelona legends

The list of Barça legends continues to feature stars born in Brazil such as Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Romário, and Evaristo de Macedo. Other illustrious names on the list include Diego Maradona, Luis Suárez, Carles Puyol, Luis Enrique, Hristo Stoichkov, Ronald Koeman, Gary Lineker, and Pep Guardiola.